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The opportunity to take a look around University Centre Shrewsbury’s learning and research base and chat to staff is on offer at two evening drop-in events before Christmas.

Members of the team, including academics and support staff, will be on hand at Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, between 6pm and 7.30pm on Tuesday November 17 and Tuesday December 8.

People are urged to visit to see the lecture theatre, seminar rooms, labs, business lounge, library, IT suites, stop. @ucs coffee shop, reception area, common rooms and offices.

The evenings also provide the chance to ask any questions about the overall development of the institution, public events, courses, or any other topic people would like to discuss.

University Centre Shrewsbury Provost, Anna Sutton said: “Residents, people interested in studying with us, members of community groups, business representatives, and anyone else interested in the University Centre is invited to come along to tour Guildhall, meet the team, share ideas and ask any questions.

“Guildhall is a great base for students - but it’s not just students involved in activities here.

“Energize Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin - the county sports partnership is based at the building, partner organisations such as the Shropshire Business Board have met here and a range of public events are taking place.

“Please drop-in to find out more about the building and what’s happening here. We look forward to showing people what’s on offer and seeing as many familiar and new faces as possible throughout the evenings.”

Forthcoming public events at Guildhall include a free reading group on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol on Saturday December 19, from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. To book a place email Dr Jude Piesse at j.piesse@chester.ac.uk

Events are also being planned for Rowley’s House and other locations in the town.

Light refreshments will be provided at the drop-in and reading group events.

Anyone interested in studying at University Centre Shrewsbury can also find out more by signing up for a place on a campus tour. Taking place each week, campus tours give prospective students the opportunity to view the facilities at Guildhall, the accommodation at Mardol House and meet with a member of academic staff to talk about their course interest. If you would like to visit on a campus tour please email enquiries@ucshrewsbury.ac.uk or go to www.ucshrewsbury.ac.uk/undergraduate/visit-us to register an interest.

For further details on University Centre Shrewsbury, go to www.ucshrewsbury.ac.uk, email enquiries@ucshrewsbury.ac.uk or call 01743 297185.

The information point at Guildhall is also open 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4pm on Fridays. The helpdesk at Rowley’s House is open 11am to 2pm Monday to Thursday.

The full Guildhall address is: Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, SY3 8HQ.

Parking at Frankwell Main, Quay and Riverside car parks, next to Guildhall is free after 6pm. Cycle parking is available at the front of the building.

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