A taste of campus life will be on offer later this week when The University of Nottingham throws open its doors to thousands of prospective students for its two-day annual summer Open Days event.
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University Open Days take place amid Olympic torch excitement
The University will be welcoming more than 30,000 students, parents and teachers on to its University Park, Jubilee and Sutton Bonington campuses over the two days.
And those planning a trip to Jubilee Campus on Friday can expect a celebration atmosphere prompted by the arrival of the Olympic flame that morning as it travels via Triumph Road, with staff, students and athletes competing in the University’s Tri-Campus Games cheering on the torchbearers.
University staff have been busy advising visitors on the best travel arrangements on the day to prepare them to successfully navigate the associated traffic delays likely to be caused by the closure of Triumph Road and surrounding routes, including Derby Road.
Big Night Out
Open Day visitors who reach Nottingham the evening before can experience Thursday’s ‘ Big Night Out ’ in the city, celebrating the Olympic Torch’s arrival with a range of festivities.
Nathalie Mortimer, Head of UK Student Recruitments, said: “Our summer Open Days are one of the highlights of the University’s calendar and offer us two days when we can showcase the quality of our courses, staff and facilities for which we are justifiably renowned throughout the UK.
“On top of the full programme of activities that students, their parents and teachers can enjoy, to learn more about what Nottingham — both the University and the city — has to offer, the arrival of the Olympic flame on campus will make this year’s event extra special.
“Obviously, we would advise people to plan ahead and build in as much time as possible for travelling on the morning. We have been working extremely hard to ensure that our travel guidance for Friday morning will result in the minimum of disruption for visitors and allow them to enjoy the sense of excitement surrounding this momentous event.”
The vast majority of Open Days activity will take place at Nottingham’s University Park Campus. At Jubilee Campus, the main entrances — Triumph Road via Derby Road and Wollaton Road — will both be affected by the temporary road closures associated with the Olympic Torch Relay. The campus will be inaccessible to vehicles after 7.30am and parking will not be available until after 9.30am. The out-of-term hopper bus from University Park to Jubilee Campus will be suspended until 9.45am.
Plans have been made to re-route shuttle buses collecting Open Day visitors from Nottingham Railway Station and take them to University Park to minimise disruption to their journey as far as possible.
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