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Upper secondary school pupils in Gävle invited to get acquainted with their university


"We always welcome everyone who wants to visit but now it will be extra fun when there are so many," says Maria Åstrand Swenneke, communicator.

Maria Åstrand Swenneke och Patrice Laredius, Avdelningen för Kommunikation på Högskolan i Gävle, fotograferade 190211 inför Öppet hus.

Open house on Wednesday 13 February

On Wednesday 13 February, between 08.30am and 3.30pm, the University of Gävle arranges an open house, and prospective students, together with their nearest and dearest, will be guided around our beautiful campus. Coffee, soft drinks and cinnamon rolls will be served in Valhall.

“We would like to inspire our visitors to go on to higher education, and now, when so many will come to visit, we will get the chance to tell them about the University,” says Patrice Laredius, communicator.

“Wow, I would like to learn more about this”

“We have noticed, Maria Åstrand Swenneke says, “that many believe that higher education is not for them. But when they see that it is perfectly ordinary young people who study here, they change their mind and become inspired and interested. The idea behind the fact that our students participate and tell them about the University is to inspire and to de-dramatise university studies. You are supposed to feel that ‘Wow, I would like to learn more about this.’”

During the day, lecturers and students answer questions. Moreover, visitors have the possibility to meet study counsellors and a number of student ambassadors. There will also be guided tours of the campus, among other things, the visitors will be shown a few of the most modern laboratories in Sweden.

Program of the day (in Swedish)

Text: Douglas Öhrbom
Foto: Marie Hägg

For more information, please contact:
Maria Åstrand Swenneke, communicator at the University of Gävle
Phone: 026-64 85 35
E-mail: maria.astrand_swenneke@hig.se

Patrice Laredius, communicator at the University of Gävle
Phone: 026-64 81 41
E-mail: patrice.laredius@hig.se

Published by: Douglas Öhrbom Page responsible: Anders Munck Updated: 2019-02-12
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)