For the first time those planning to start university in September can get a taste of life as a University of Lincoln student, find out what the University offers and get a feel for the city through a completely virtual experience hosted by a student YouTuber.
From this Saturday (21st March), prospective students can experience the Your First Day event – an event which offers a taste of university life, the course, and a chance to experience the city – online and from the comfort of home.
The fully interactive experience will be hosted by Lincoln student and YouTuber Charlotte Emily Price. Charlotte, who is in her third year studying Forensic Science at Lincoln, is a fashion and lifestyle content creator with more than 13,000 followers on Instagram and her YouTube channel, Charlotte Emily Vlogs, has upwards of 7,500 subscribers.
Emma Jubbs, who heads up student recruitment at the University of Lincoln, said: “The online experience of the Your First Day event builds on virtual open days already offered by the University, and ensures those planning to attend university can still look around the campus and accommodation, watch highlights throughout the day, ask questions online, and find out more the University and the city, even when they can’t attend in person, which we all know is not possible at the moment.
“The University of Lincoln is proud to provide a home from home for our students and this starts from the earliest stages of application. We are grateful that young people have trusted us to be their future home and we look forward to welcoming our next cohort to our fantastic city and University later this year.”
As well as this there will be an ‘ask a question’ feature on the Facebook and Instgram stories to enable prospective students and parents a chance to ask any questions in the same way they would if they were attending in person, and get a reply in real time. Any answers will be available for all viewers. Each College at the University will also upload content relevant to the disciplines it offers to their social channels.
Charlotte’s virtual tour takes in the library, Brayford Waterfront, Student Wellbeing Centre, Isaac Newton Building, student accommodation, the Students’ Union and the Minerva Building. Applicants can also get a taste for graduation, the student support services, teaching, research and accommodation.
You can follow the live and interactive virtual Your First Day on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/universityoflincoln) and Instagram (@unilincoln) from 10am until 3pm on Saturday March 21st. The content can also be accessed after the event from the same channels.