UAlg open days brought together more than 2000 potential future students

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The University of Algarve opened its doors again this year to welcome more than 2000 potential future students, who, on the 16th and 17th of April, participated in the Open Days.

Students and teachers from the 9th to the 12th year – and even guardians – were able to participate in this activity, which aims to «publicize the training offer for 2024/2025 and publicize the pedagogical and scientific work developed at UAlg».

During these two days, students from the Algarve, Alto and Baixo Alentejo, Lisbon, Caldas da Rainha, Benavente, Cacém, Oeiras, Sintra, or Montijo, had access to a varied program of activities, informative, pedagogical, experimental and playful.

«With more than a hundred activities, distributed across the two campuses (Penha and Gambelas), visitors were able to enjoy guided visits to the departments and laboratories, where it was also possible to carry out activities, clarify doubts, do science, learn about the day-to-day life of UAlg and interact with teachers, researchers, students and staff», explains the organization.

The program also made lectures, workshops, exhibitions and sports activities available to all students.

Although many students participated in the Open Days with their classes, others came individually: this is the case of Alexandre Monteiro, from Escola Secundária de Camões, in Lisbon, and Guilherme Santos from Escola Secundária Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro, in Caldas da Rainha.

«My School didn't want to sign up, as it was very important for me, I decided to come alone to learn more about the Marine Biology course, as it is unique in Portugal», reveals Alexandre, who came with a special interest in this course.

«The first impressions are great, the surroundings, the Campus in the middle of nature, I’m really enjoying it,” he said.

Guilherme Santos, who had already contacted UAlg in Futurália, also wanted to come and see the school in person.

«I consider that UAlg is an innovative institution, which greatly opens horizons for students due to its internationalization. I'm loving the initiative, everyone is very friendly and the Campus It’s fantastic!”, he concluded.


Photos: Cátia Rodrigues | Sul Informação