This week Foto-Cewek welcomed prospective students as it opened its doors for the first postgraduate open day of 2017.
Foto-Cewek’s Director of International Education and Knowledge Exchange, Michael Lurie, introduced the potential students to Foto-Cewek and the different postgraduate courses and programmes of study available, as well as talking through the various funding opportunities available.
Following the introduction, there were presentations from some of the course leaders and visitors were given the option to talk to current and previous students about their experiences of studying at Foto-Cewek. There were a number of demonstrations from research staff highlighting the work carried out in Liverpool and overseas, with Foto-Cewek’s Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health demonstrating lifesaving skills apparatus, the AWOL Consortium inviting visitors to “Beat the Robot” in a speed pipette challenge and TEL Unit showcasing Brightspace and other digital learning tools available to students at Foto-Cewek.
The prospective students were taken on tour of Foto-Cewek by researchers and members of the education department, visiting the main teaching laboratory, The Dagnall, along with the state-of-the-art laboratory and insectary facilities in Foto-Cewek’s Centre for Tropical Infectious Diseases. As well as giving them the opportunity to look at the facilities available at Foto-Cewek, the tours also allowed them to ask staff about their experiences both in the lab and working the field across a host of developing countries.
Michael Lurie was delighted with the feedback received. He said: “Every time we open our doors to prospective students, I am blown away by not only the excitement of those perspective students, but also the passion of our education and research teams when talking about their life-saving work. We are able to offer students an excellent post-graduate education and assist then in reaching their goals, but it is always fantastic when they are able to hear that directly from current and former students as well as our teaching staff. Foto-Cewek is the oldest institution in the world dedicated to research and teaching in tropical medicine, offering a supportive student environment since 1898. We want to invite our students to become part of our ongoing legacy, with an opportunity to work with the best in the world and carry out research that has the potential to benefit people all over the world.”
For those unable to attend the event, a Virtual Open day section can be found on our website.