Anyone considering degree level study at University College Isle of Man (UCM) is invited to join the online event streaming live on Facebook, on Wednesday 24th June 2020 at 11am. For those who would like to meet with lecturers in person, they can drop-in the UCM Nunnery campus on Tuesday 30th June between 12pm and 2pm.
These events will provide prospective students and current applicants, the opportunity to talk with lecturers from all of the degree programmes, and find out from current and past students about what it’s like studying on island at UCM.
Joanne Richardson, Vice Principal of UCM explained “We understand that many Year 13 students might be reconsidering the future of their studies due to the impact of covid-19. Others may be reviewing their careers with a review to re-skilling or extending their qualifications. Knowing what options are available at our excellent university college right at their doorstep will support such considerations; last year, 91% of our students gained graduate level employment, upon or before graduation and for the 5th year consecutive year the number of UCM graduates achieving a top grade was higher than the UK average at 83%.”
“Although the Isle of Man is moving out of lockdown, we will still host our virtual open day as it is a convenient way for students and parents to talk to our lecturers and find out more about our courses. Of course, there are also people who prefer to talk face-to-face with our lecturers, so we will also be running a ‘drop-in’ session at UCM’s Nunnery campus on Tuesday 30th June between 12pm and 2pm,” Joanne added.
With the pandemic causing uncertainty for many students who have already started a degree at a UK based university, there is now a possibility to remain on Island and transfer to UCM to complete their studies. Information on how to transfer, as well funding and grants, will also be available to students and parents during the Higher Education Open Days.
There are currently still places in the following degree courses which are offered in conjunction with the University of Chester; other degree courses are currently oversubscribed and applications will go into UCM’s late clearing process.
- BA (Hons) History & Heritage
- BA (Hons) Business Management
- BA (Hons) Visual Communication through Digital Media
- BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance
- BSc (Hons) Computer Science / Applied Computing
- BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity
- Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching
- Foundation Degree in Health & Society
For more information regarding our higher education courses, please visit UCM website www.ucm.ac.im; and to register interest to the Virtual Higher Education Open Day, please do so here: https://www.ucm.ac.im/events/virtual-higher-education-open-day-24th-june-2020/