b'FEATURED ARTICLELINCOLN UNIVERSITY OPEN DAY ONLINE SUCCESSHow do you have an Open Day at your university when no-one is allowed on campus?The disruption COVID-19 has caused around the world extended to Lincoln Universitys annual invitation to prospective students from around New Zealand. The invitation is for potential students to visit and meet lecturers and current students, and get a taste of what study would be like.L incoln University Director Student and StakeholderPost-event feedback was overwhelmingly positive about Engagement, Kate Flower, said the challenge wasthe experience, as well as the change to the digital format.to translate the face-to-face experience to an onlineSome of the comments included:one.It became apparent, as New Zealand movedI loved the idea that it was virtual, I found out towards lockdown, that this was the best optioneverything I needed to know without having to as it was uncertain when we would be on campustravel the distance. The virtual Open Day has again. convinced me that Lincoln is the place I will be studying in 2021.The added challenge was to organise it virtuallyExtremely satisfied with the virtual setup and ourselves, with lots of online meetings. Fortunately,personal attention and interactionwe were able to get back on site before the event.For me, the Virtual Open Day was amazing. I More than 600 students registered to attend the onlinelearnt a lot about the various courses offered in event, featuring Zoom sessions with lecturers and courseLincoln University.coordinators, parent and student panels and pre-recordedI loved it! Everyone seems so nice and tours and welcomes. welcoming, and I really enjoyed learning more information about the programs at Lincoln.What Open Days in Lincoln University used to look like!10 6 FACE 2 FACE MAGAZINE'