Explore your local world-class university at Newcastle Open Day

Newcastle Open Day

23 August 2013

Explore your local world-class university at Newcastle Open Day 

Future students and their families in the Hunter will have a chance to explore their local world-class university this Saturday at the University of Newcastle Callaghan campus.

The annual Open Day provides visitors with a unique opportunity to learn about the wide range of degrees and courses offered locally. Open Day visitors can speak face-to-face with staff and students, attend presentations, tour campus facilities and explore interactive displays and demonstrations, while gaining an experience of what life at a world-class university is all about.

"We're proud of the fact that we are in the top 3 per cent of universities in the world, according to two global independent ranking authorities*. This means out of more than 9,000 universities in the world we are in the top 300," University of Newcastle Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Andrew Parfitt, said.

"These rankings highlight our strengths in research outcomes, the quality of our staff, the employability of our graduates and our international networks. They reflect the key pillars of what makes a university world-class in today's landscape."

"Whether you are coming straight out of high school and are not sure of what you want to do, or are thinking about a change of career, the University of Newcastle can help with all your queries. At our Newcastle Open Day you can attend careers presentations where you will hear about the factors to consider when deciding on a degree. Staff and students will also be on hand to offer tailored advice about where a degree could take you."

The University of Newcastle Open Day will be held on Saturday 24 August between 10am and 4pm at the University of Newcastle's Callaghan Campus. Great food, music and entertainment will also be on offer.

People are encouraged to register online at www.newcastle.edu.au/opendaysto interactively plan their day. People who register will be placed in a draw to win an iPad mini.Information on the University's Port Macquarie Info Session on Thursday 29 August can also be found at www.newcastle.edu.au/opendays.

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012 and QS World University Rankings 2012. 

Contact: Carmen Swadling, Media and Public Relations
Contact Phone: +61 2 4985 4276 or 0428 038 477.
Contact Email: media@newcastle.edu.au