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Explore the future of online vs physical open days

Join us on Thursday 17 June, 10:00AM BST to discover how virtual and physical open days can complement each other in 2021/22 and beyond with representatives from The University of Edinburgh's Postgraduate Recruitment Team!

Short on time? Simply book your place and we will send you the recording to watch after the event. To do this, select Signup/Login in the top right hand corner of the page, then login using the access email you'll receive, select the June webinar and click 'Book Now'.

It's been great to be able to dip into these whilst working from home and help to feel part of a community of postgraduate recruitment professionals.
University of Cambridge

10:00AM BST | Online vs Physical Open Days: Are They Both Here to Stay?
Presented by Ewan Fairweather, Postgraduate Student Recruitment Manager, and Kristin Sargeant EU Student Recruitment Manager, both at The University of Edinburgh

In this session, Ewan and Kristin will draw on their experience with both virtual and physical open days, and:
• Share insight into what has worked and what has not over the last 12 months
• Explore how online & physical events can complement each other
• Discuss the role of online events in The University of Edinburgh's 2021/22 PG recruitment activities

Meet the speakers

Ewan Fairweather
Postgraduate Student Recruitment Manager, The University of Edinburgh

Ewan has worked in Higher Education for the past decade, initially at Sheffield Hallam and Leeds Beckett universities, and latterly at the Higher Education Academy (now Advance HE). His current role is in Postgraduate Student Recruitment at the University of Edinburgh where he is heavily involved in planning and delivering postgraduate recruitment events. Prior to that he worked in marketing and product development for a global drinks brand and a national tourism organisation.


Kristin Sargeant
EU Student Recruitment Manager, The University of Edinburgh

Kristin has worked in Higher Education since 2005, initially in the United States and since 2009 at the University of Edinburgh. She received her Masters Degree in “Higher Education – Student Development” from The Ohio State University. Her current role is in Postgraduate Student Recruitment at the University of Edinburgh, where she is an EU Student Recruitment Manager and since the Covid-19 pandemic has been highly involved in planning and delivering virtual postgraduate recruitment events. Her previous roles in the University of Edinburgh have included being the Residence Life Coordinator as well as the Student Induction Coordinator.

Book your place

If you are involved in postgraduate recruitment we would love for you to join us on Thursday 17 June! The webinar is open to all, and is designed to offer valuable takeaways that you, your team and department can implement. Don't forget to book your place! To do this, select Signup/Login in the top right hand corner of the page, then login using the access email you'll receive, select the June webinar and click 'Book Now'.

Can't make it? Book your place and we'll send you the recording after the webinar.

If you have any questions about our upcoming webinar, please get in touch with our dedicated Events Team at [email protected].

17 June 2021 10:00am - 10:45am GMT