Central Coast students will be given a taste of student life when they visit the University of Newcastle for the annual Schools Visit Day this week.
Year 12 students from across the region will be on the Central Coast campus to get the information they need to make decisions about studying at the University.
Acting Vice-Chancellor and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Central Coast campus, Professor Stephen Crump, said School Visit Day was an opportunity for senior secondary students to get the information they need to make informed decisions about their future.
“By attending School Visit Day, students will hear about a range of different programs and subject areas they can study at the University, which will help them make choices about tertiary education,” Professor Crump said.
“They will also have the opportunity to speak with current students about what studying at university is really like, and take a tour of the facilities to explore all aspects of life on campus.
“With 16 degree programs available at the University of Newcastle Central Coast campus and exclusive programs including Exercise and Sport Science, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Podiatry, Oral Health and Marine Science and Sustainable Resource Management, there will be something of interest for students wanting to gain a tertiary qualification.”
Presentations and tours will take place throughout the day. Sessions to explain the process of applying for university, fees and scholarships, and assistance available to students have also been scheduled.
The University of Newcastle School Visit Day will be held at the Central Coast campus, Chittaway Road, Ourimbah, on Friday 10 June 2011 from 9am to 2pm.
Photo and vision opportunity: Podiatry academics and student visitors to the Central Coast campus will be available for photo and vision opportunities at the University of Newcastle’s Podiatry Lab, Loop Road, opposite Science Laboratories 2, Central Coast campus, Ourimbah, from 12.50pm, Friday 10 June 2011.
For more information and interviews with Professor Crump contact University of Newcastle Media and Public Relations Officer Leonie Brann on 02 4921 6856 or 0448 898 813.