The University of Newcastle’s Callaghan campus will open its doors this Saturday to showcase the study options available in one of the best cities in the world.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic and Global Relations, Professor Kevin McConkey, said Open Day is an excellent opportunity to speak to current students and staff about the range of degrees and study options available in this great city.
“Staff are on hand to provide information on how to apply, options for entry, fees and scholarships, accommodation, study abroad, sport and much more about university life. You can also apply on the day.”
There will be a variety of ways to learn about studying at the University of Newcastle, including the expo, tours and presentations on the degrees.
“Students can visit the expo in the Great Hall between 10am and 3pm where they can talk to staff and students from every faculty, collect information on all of our degrees and see interactive displays.
“The presentations give a valuable insight into the degrees offered at the University, while the tours will allow people to explore the campus and its facilities,” Professor McConkey said.
More than 35,000 students are enrolled at the University, including some 7,800 international students from more than 100 countries.
“Our students benefit from both academic and professional training. They gain real life experience from field excursions and long-term work placements and the median starting salaries for our graduates are higher than the national average,” he said.
Other highlights of Open Day will include the SMART science show, a battle between the robotic dogs, a live radio broadcast by the University’s journalism students and the opportunity to discover the range of clubs and societies open to students. Bands, performance and demonstrations will also feature throughout the day.
Newcastle was the only Australian city to be named on Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities list in its Best in Travel 2011.
Main round UAC applications for 2012 admission close on Friday September 30. Staff will be available at the Student Hub from 10am to 2pm on Open Day to assist with the application process.
To plan your day or find out more about the University of Newcastle Open Day visit doorsopen.com.au. You can create an itinerary and map to help you find your way around the campus.
For interviews with Professor McConkey contact Carmen Swadling, Media and Public Relations Officer, on 02 4985 4276 or 0428 038 477.