International students who are unable to attend open days can now experience a university from the comfort of their home, thanks to a “virtual exhibition”. The website launched by Sheffield Hallam University includes a 360-degree tour of the accommodation and facilities on offer, a welcome video from the university’s deputy vice-chancellor Cliff Allan, and other information for would-be students. There is also a “student zone” where web chats can take place, and links to the Sheffield Hallam students’ union and sports teams. The site received about 2,000 visits in the first week after its launch.
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