Wednesday’s Open Day was a fantastic day for me – if you came up to Aber, I hope you had a great time seeing it all and got all the information you wanted.
I was so pleased that the sun stayed out for the open day, as Aber really looks its best in the sunshine. On both Open Days I came to it was cloudy and grey – when I went on campus tours, the guides told us ‘There is usually a great view from here, honestly!’ – all we got to see was fog!
Open days as a settled student also offer excellent people-watching opportunities. What really struck me quite frequently yesterday was how fast time goes – even when you are paying attention. It seems like both a lifetime ago and yet somehow only a little while since my parents brought me to Aber for open days. I don’t know how those feelings happen simultaneously, but time is a strange thing! Looking at the faces of nervous prospective students I was thinking – any of these could be wearing one of the fetching yellow t-shirts I’m in in a few years. The feeling of the campus brought to life for a day in the usually quiet summertime was a great forecast for your time at Uni – because it won’t always be that busy, but it will be that alive and exciting. Aberystwyth has a wonderful beating heart made up of the people that come here – it is such an exciting thing to be one of them.
To see some more of the Open Day, check out the @AberUni_UG twitter account – including some fab pictures!