Not only are we celebrating the history of the beautiful canal basin in the heart of Aylesbury’s town centre at Waterside Festival, but we’re also delighted to showcase the very best of what’s to come…
Buckinghamshire New University
Festival partners Bucks New University have a range of exciting activities and guided tours planned for the day at its Aylesbury Campus, which will provide a backdrop to the festival. A stand outside the campus will offer course information about qualifications taught at the Aylesbury Campus and at sites in High Wycombe and Uxbridge, with festival-goers able to pick up prospectuses and a range of freebies.
The Aylesbury Campus will be open all day, so be sure to explore inside! You can speak to lecturers and students about courses or pop in to the newly-opened Basin Café just inside the rear entrance for food and refreshments.
There’s also a perfect opportunity to explore the recently-completed business hub spaces which occupy much of the ground floor and support small and medium-sized digital companies to develop and grow.
Or if you’re looking for a new adventure, why not take a tour and speak to the lecturers of the new nursing degrees (which are starting at the Aylesbury Campus in September)? You can even have a look through the equipment students will be learning from, including hospital-like wards with life-like simulation manikins and state-of-the-art cameras which lecturers use to allow students to watch back scenarios they’ve worked through!
Elsewhere, you can see an exhibition detailing the variety of skills taught on Engineering courses at the Aylesbury Campus, and see an immersive, eventful and interactive display on ‘The Journey of a patient’ while finding out more about careers in healthcare.
And that’s not all! Would you like to have a go at performing CPR? Or discover what is involved in the art of moulage? Well moulage, the art of simulating mock injuries and ailments, is added to scenarios in a variety of programmes at Bucks New University and there’ll be examples of it on display. And if that’s not exciting enough, there’s even the chance to expand your knowledge of the body through Curiscope Virtuali-Tee t-shirts, which give a fun, informative and interactive way of seeing what’s going on inside all of us.
There really is plenty on offer!
The University, which is over 125 years old, teaches a range of pilot training and aviation courses and festival-goers can get a glimpse of doing the job for real by entering the cockpit and heading for the skies on our mini-flight simulator. And, outside the main entrance, facing Walton Street, families will be able to step in to the Simulate Your Future mobile unit, a government-funded partnership between the University and Study Higher, which provides young people with advice about education opportunities.