If you have been outside at all today you may have noticed that it hasn’t been the nicest of autumnal days, but potential future Marjon students and their parents have pulled on their coats and braved the short walk from the free car park to see what the uni has to offer.
Looking around the canteen of the university and you can see more student ambassadors than open day attendees, which shows the effort current students are willing to make so that all feel as welcome as possible. Along with the marketing campaign to sell the courses, people were reeled in by the masses of free food and selection of hot and cold bevarages. So much in fact that staff and even, yes, some students were offered the left over grub.
Director of Sport at the university, Stan Cinnamond, is excited by the rise in the number of potential students for September hoping that it will boost those participating in sport to represent Plymouth Marjon University in BUCS fixtures and varsity. He predicts that this growth in interest will spike numbers in sport and societies that are currently struggling to create full squads. Men’s water polo is one of those sports and has been for the past 6 years but this year shows the most enthusiasm by male students for a likely team to form for the first team at the uni in too long.
As more open days are planned in the new calendar year with hopes of improved weather, senior staff and their teams will spend the coming months in preparation to maximise the student head count, taking the young university to the next level among its competitors.