Local school students get a taste of university life
More than 2,500 high school students will converge on the University of Newcastle tomorrow for the annual Schools Visit Day.
Year 11 and 12 students from schools across the Hunter, Central Coast, Mid-North Coast and New England regions are invited onto campus on Thursday 28 June.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Services), Dr Sue Gould, said it was a unique opportunity to experience life on a university campus.
"Schools Visits Day is a great chance for students coming close to the end of their high school education to get the information they need to make decisions about their future," Dr Gould said.
"Students will hear about the range of different programs and subject areas they can study at the University, which will help them in making choices about tertiary education.
"They will have the opportunity to speak with current students about what being at university is really like, and take a tour of the facilities to explore all aspects of life on campus.
"With over 85 degree programs available at the University of Newcastle, there will be something for every student interested in furthering their study and gaining a university qualification."
Presentations will take place across the day involving all five faculties. Further sessions will explain the process involved in applying for university, fees and scholarships, and the assistance available to students.
Photo opportunity: 'Smart' Chemistry Magic Show, 12pm tomorrow, Thursday 28 June, in the Basden Theatre. Media are invited to explore the noisy, smelly, exciting and highly entertaining side of science. Contact Blythe Hamilton, Media and Public Relations.
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