Saturday 12 August 2017
Central Coast campus - 10am to 2pm

Whether you're in your final years of high school, changing career, looking to further your education or interested in employment opportunities on the Central Coast - come along and explore what is on offer at the Central Coast Open Day!

Central Coast Open Day is a combined initiative of the University of Newcastle and TAFE NSW, and will be held on Saturday 12 August from 10am to 2pm at the Central Coast Campus, Chittaway Road, Ourimbah.

Central Coast Open Day is your chance to:

  • speak face-to-face with staff and current students
  • talk to employer and industry organisations about employment opportunities in the region
  • check out interactive displays and demonstrations
  • attend presentations about different areas of study
  • take a tour of the campus and teaching facilities
  • find out about support services
  • enjoy the food and fun and get a taste for campus life

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Open Day Planner

Our online planner allows you to create a customised program for your Open Day. Use the filter on the right to focus events based on what you want to study. Select the presentations and tours that interest you and print your personalised planner to bring on the day.

Interactive Q&A
Speed mentoring
This interactive session allows you to gain valuable advice from UON and TAFE NSW alumni and current students who have made a career after studying at the Central Coast. A variety of alumni and current students from different disciplines will be on hand for you to ask questions about their pathway to higher education during this Q&A session.
Library Foyer Library
Presentation
Creative industries
This degree is designed for students who have a passion for creativity and who are looking to make real cultural and social impact through innovative and entrepreneurial application.
FA 110 Drama Studio
Environmental and marine science
For those who have a passion for environmental sustainability, a commitment to educating the community about the impact of human actions on ecosystems and the desire to make a difference.
CS203 Classrooms South
Food science and human nutrition
For students who want to be equipped with the specialist knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in food science, health and nutrition industries.
LT1 Lecture Theatre
How to apply to university
Applying to uni can be daunting, learn about UAC, application requirements, how preferences work, admission schemes and timelines.
LT2 Lecture Theatre
Information Technology
This degree provides you with the opportunities to develop skills in traditional business uses for IT as well as in the growing field of digital entertainment.
CS103 Classrooms South
Innovation and entrepreneurship
Do you want to be a successful entrepreneur? Develop your ideas into a thriving new business? This contemporary degree will enable you to think distinctively, creatively and critically in a business environment.
CS201 Classrooms South
Newstep
Learn more about this free, year-long program designed for young people aged 18 to 20 wanting to gain entry in to uni if they couldn't complete the HSC or didn't get the marks they needed.
EN212 Education and Nursing
Podiatry
Podiatrists work in a range of different environments (including public and private practice, hospitals and sports clinics) to diagnose, treat, prevent and manage medical conditions and injuries of the leg, foot and ankle. There will be a lab tour after this session.
PO Podiatry
Speech pathology and social work
Learn about the exciting careers in speech pathology and social work.
CS218 Classrooms South
Tour
Campus walking tour
Have a look around and get a feel for life on campus. An ideal opportunity to see campus highlights and take a tour of our Library
C Campus Tour Tent
Uni Demonstration
NUbot demonstration
Check out our world champion technology students manoeuvre humanoid robotic soccer stars in the coolest game of soccer you'll ever watch.
FA 112D Drama Studio
Interactive Q&A
Speed mentoring
This interactive session allows you to gain valuable advice from UON and TAFE NSW alumni and current students who have made a career after studying at the Central Coast. A variety of alumni and current students from different disciplines will be on hand for you to ask questions about their pathway to higher education during this Q&A session.
Library Foyer Library
Presentation
Architecture and built environment
This is a creative and exciting profession that combines technology, ecology, philosophy, art and science to solve the problems of the built environment.
CS203 Classrooms South
Arts
If you want the freedom to create your own university experience, an arts degree will allow you to study what you're passionate about and convert this learning into a career. There are 16 majors to choose from.
LT2 Lecture Theatre
Business
This degree opens doors across a wide range of industries and professions. If you want to manage your own business, take on a leadership role in a multinational firm, or work in sports management, marketing, HR or tourism, this degree provides you with the knowledge and practical experience to do it.
CS103 Classrooms South
Elite Athlete Program
Find out more about the support systems for balancing study with high-level sport.
FA 110 Drama Studio
Exercise and sport science
Focus on the relationship between exercise and health with the skills to tackle problems in these areas, ultimately contributing to a happier and healthier community. There will be a lab tour directly after this session.
LT1 Lecture Theatre
First year uni - the facts and myths
Hear from staff and students about what uni is really like, what to expect, and get tips on how to make the most of your first year at uni.
EN212 Education and Nursing
Oral health therapy
Oral health therapists work alongside dentists to facilitate positive dental health outcomes for their patients, by performing a range of preventative and restorative tasks like cleaning, polishing and x-rays. There is a lab tour after this session.
CS201 Classrooms South
Tour
Accommodation
A tour of our on-campus accommodation will give you insight into life in Blue Gum House which offers 26 self-catered rooms.
C Campus Tour Tent
Campus walking tour
Have a look around and get a feel for life on campus. An ideal opportunity to see campus highlights and take a tour of our Library.
C Campus Tour Tent
Food science and human nutrition
Our impressive purpose-built test kitchen sponsored by Sara Lee Australia is a must see. Tour departs directly after presentation in previous session.
Outside LT1 Lecture Theatre
Podiatry
See our operational podiatry clinic where students get hands-on experience. Tour directly after presentation in previous session.
PO Podiatry
Presentation
Commerce
For those interested in accounting, finance and economics. This degree will enable you to start a career in professional accounting, stock broking, financial planning, banking, management consulting and the public sector.
CS218 Classrooms South
Computer Science
Come and learn about the different degrees that will enable you to apply your computer and IT skills in a wide range of areas.
LT1 Lecture Theatre
Nursing and midwifery
Nurses are at the heart of our health care system and are essential to the well-being of individuals and communities. Midwives work with mothers and families to achieve the best health outcomes for mothers and their babies. Both of these degrees offer significant hands-on opportunities to develop your skills to a job-ready level. There will be a lab tour after this session.
LT2 Lecture Theatre
Open Foundation
This free program gives people aged 20 and over a way of getting into uni who may have thought it wasn't possible.
EN212 Education and Nursing
SMART science show
See the fun of studying science. Come for a noisy, smelly, exciting and highly entertaining time.
MQ MAIN QUAD
Social Science
Study human relationships and society. You will learn how to challenge existing ideas and develop insights into people and the way they behave.
CS103 Classrooms South
UON degree to career
Learn how studying at UON can prepare you to achieve your career goals.
FA 110 Drama Studio
Tour
Campus walking tour
Have a look around and get a feel for life on campus. An ideal opportunity to see campus highlights and take a tour of our Library.
C Campus Tour Tent
TAFE Children's services
Join a tour to see our well-resourced purpose built Yerra Early Childhood Studies Building and get inspired for your Early Childhood studies.
C Campus Tour Tent
Exercise and sport science lab
Visit our premier exercise science facility. Tour departs directly after presentation in previous session.
Outside LT1 Lecture Theatre
Oral health therapy clinic
See our operational dental health clinic where students get hands-on experience. Tour departs directly after presentation in previous session.
Outside CS201 Classrooms South
Presentation
Engineering
Learn more about the amazing opportunities that await you as an engineer
CS218 Classrooms South
Exercise and sport science
Focus on the relationship between exercise and health with the skills to tackle problems in these areas, ultimately contributing to a happier and healthier community.
LT1 Lecture Theatre
Money matters
Find out more about how much university costs, HECS HELP (Higher Education Loans program) and the scholarships on offer.
CS203 Classrooms South
Law
It is an important part of our daily lives and is often at the forefront of social and political issues. Law graduates are in demand for their skills in analytical and logical reasoning and understanding of complex legal issues.
CS103 Classrooms South
Psychology Science
The scientific study of how people think, feel and behave. We often make assumptions about people and the way they behave and psychology allows us to scientifically challenge these assumptions.
CS201 Classrooms South
SMART science show
See the fun of studying science. Come for a noisy, smelly, exciting and highly entertaining time.
MQ MAIN QUAD
Life as a Student
Find out from our Student Ambassadors what being a uni student is all about. They will talk about their experiences including why they decided to go to uni, how they got in, how they chose their degree and why they chose the University of Newcastle.
EN212 Education and Nursing
Teaching - Early Childhood and Primary
The early years of any child's life are crucial to their later development. These degree programs prepare students to teach K-6 in primary schools in government, Catholic and independent sectors. The Early Childhood program will also prepare students to work in preschool and early childhood centres.
LT2 Lecture Theatre
Tour
Campus walking tour
Have a look around and get a feel for life on campus. An ideal opportunity to see campus highlights and take a tour of our Library.
C Campus Tour Tent
Nursing lab
See our clinical lab designed to simulate a hospital ward. Tour departs directly after presentation in previous session.
Outside LT2 Lecture Theatre
Presentation
Aged care
This new associate degree qualification has been specifically developed to address a looming skill shortage - that of working with older people to achieve optimal health outcomes in community and residential settings. If you like working with older people and are looking for a mix of practical skills from allied health and nursing, this could be the career choice for you.
CN1 104 Classrooms South
Business/Commerce (Combined)
If you are looking to graduate with a broad skill set that enhances your business career options, consider gaining two degrees in just four years through our combined business/commerce degree.
LT2 Lecture Theatre
Support for students with disability
Find out about accessing advice and practical supports available for students with disability.
FA 110 Drama Studio
Medical Engineering
Medical engineers apply engineering principles and design processes to find innovative solutions to healthcare problems. They develop and improve technology and human systems in medical settings.
CN1 102 Classrooms North
Study overseas and iLEAD
If you're keen to combine travel and study, then why not complete a short course, internship, or semester overseas?
EN212 Education and Nursing
Teaching - Secondary
If you have a passion for learning, a commitment for helping young people and a desire to transform people's lives, you'll find teaching a truly rewarding career. You can study with us to teach in high schools (7-12) in the areas of science, technology, mathematics, the humanities, health or physical education.
LT1 Lecture Theatre
Tour
Campus walking tour
Have a look around and get a feel for life on campus. An ideal opportunity to see campus highlights and take a tour of our Library.
C Campus Tour Tent
TAFE Children's services
Join a tour to see our well-resourced purpose built Yerra Early Childhood Studies Building and get inspired for your Early Childhood studies.
C Campus Tour Tent
Exercise and sport science lab
Visit our premier exercise science facility. Tours departs directly after the presentation in previous session.
Outside LT1 Lecture Theatre
Uni Demonstration
NUbot demonstration
Check out our world champion technology students manoeuvre humanoid robotic soccer stars in the coolest game of soccer you'll ever watch.
FA 112D Drama Studio

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