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Excitement and information at the University Open Days

The University of Tasmania is encouraging community members and aspiring students to discover the benefits of tertiary study at this year’s Launceston and Burnie Open Days.

In Launceston the Open Day is being held at the Newnham and Inveresk campuses on Saturday, 10 August, between 10 am and 3 pm.

In Burnie the Open Day is at the Cradle Coast campus on Sunday, 11 August, between 10 am and 3 pm.

Staff and students from across the University’s colleges and divisions will present inspiring, immersive and informative activities.

Details about courses, research, scholarships and accommodation will be shared, as well as insight into what makes studying at the University unique.

In Launceston, free shuttle buses will travel between the Newnham and Inveresk campuses departing every 20 minutes between 10 am and 3 pm.

The Australian Maritime College will offer tours of several of its world-class facilities so that visitors can absorb aspects of the renowned maritime training courses.  

People interested in flexible study options and online learning can investigate how an associate degree from the University College can fit in with their busy lifestyle.

Launceston highlights include:

Arts, Law and Education

At the Media School Popup Film Festival, you can see the best recent films from past and present students of The Media School while munching on complimentary snacks.

Health and Medicine displays

Learn about the anatomy of the brain via the Wicking Centre’s monster inflatable brain. Get the rundown on what happens after you have a blood test and how the sample is used to assess your health. Check out how staff use state-of-the-art technology to test elite athletes.  

Business and Economics

Become an entrepreneur when playing short economics games or move towards the real thing by talking to staff about the career opportunities flowing from marketing and accounting.

Australian Maritime College sailing simulator

Take the helm of the AMC’s laser sailboat simulator and navigate the chaotic water traffic of Sydney Harbour.  

Burnie highlights include:

Shape, design, build and power a sustainable future with engineering

Meet the University’s motorsport team and see the electric F1-style vehicle that they designed, built, and raced. Visitors can also learn how the University contributed to building one of the world’s first hybrid electricity systems.

With Chemistry, you can shape the world

Sample liquid nitrogen ice-cream, make slime, learn how 3D printers create cutting-edge micro-components, and discover how a humble espresso machine is used to extract extremely valuable plant compounds.

The Bananagram challenge

An addictive award-winning word challenge game where players race against each other to build crossword grids and use all their letter tiles.

Published on: 09 Aug 2019 11:49am