Hundreds of primary school students will descend on the University of Newcastle's Callaghan campus today for Discover Uni Day.
For most of the 350 students, from 20 schools across the Hunter and Mid North Coast, it will be the first time they have visited a university.
The year 6 students and their families will have a unique opportunity to see the campus in action. The day includes activities such as the Science and Engineering Challenge, presentations by university staff and students, a Degree Expo where they can learn more about the University‟s programs and tours exploring the Callaghan campus.
“The Discover Uni Day is designed to provide a shared experience for the students and their families, and to encourage conversations at home about further education and careers,” Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Global Relations) Professor Kevin McConkey said.
Discover Uni Day will be held at the University of Newcastle’s Callaghan campus on Friday September 16 from 9.45am-2.15pm. Media are welcome.
Science and Engineering Challenge in Hunter building rooms HE10 and HC01 between 10am-11am, 11.30-12.30pm and 1.05pm-2.05pm. Students will construct a catapult from given materials and launch a tennis ball. Points will be awarded for distance.
Degree Expo in the Great Hall between 10am-11am, 11.30-12.30pm and 1.05pm-2.05pm. Students will rotate between 10 different degrees, participating in hands on activities. Nursing equipment, an engineering roadshow and robots will be on show.
Introduction to Uni Life - Shortland area between 10am-11am, 11.30-12.30pm and 1.05pm-2.05pm. Tours of Shortland Union, library activities, 'Uni Talk' in MS 202.
For an interactive map of the Callaghan campus visit: www.newcastle.edu.au/maps/callaghan
Media contact: Carmen Swadling, Media and Public Relations, on 02 4985 4276 or 0428 038 477.