The University of Newcastle will roll out the welcome mat to prospective students this Saturday, showcasing study options and the breadth of university life at its annual Open Day.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen, said Open Day was a great opportunity for people from all walks of life to talk to staff and students about the options available at the University to help them reach their learning and career goals.
“Whether you are a school leaver or you are considering starting a degree after a break from study, the University has a range of entry pathways to help students start their academic studies.”
According to the latest Australian Graduate Survey, more than 73 per cent of Newcastle bachelor degree graduates secured full-time employment within four months of completing their course of study and commanded among the highest starting salaries nationally.
“An important component of the University’s teaching approaches is our blended learning environment comprising academic and professional training,” Professor McMillen said.
“Work Integrated Learning is embedded into 90 per cent of our programs ensuring our graduates are career-ready with professional knowledge, skills and attitudes.”
Open Day activities include interactive displays, campus tours and presentations on more than 85 degree programs.
A highlight of Open Day is the expo, which runs in the Great Hall between 10am and 4pm, and offers the opportunity to speak with staff and students from every faculty.
The Open Day program also includes ‘Coming to Uni’ sessions that offer a glimpse into university life, on-campus accommodation tours, robotic humanoid battles and a demonstration of the life-sized, 3D visualisation machine in our new virtual radiotherapy treatment room.
Prospective students can apply on the day to study at Newcastle in 2013 and staff will be on hand to help with advice on admission entry options, fees and scholarships, student accommodation, studying abroad and joining our sporting and social clubs.
On time Main Round UAC applications for undergraduate study in 2013 close at midnight on Friday 28 September 2012.
Event information: The University of Newcastle’s Callaghan campus Open Day will run from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 25 August.
For more information contact: Tess Campbell, Media and Public Relations, 02 4921 8714 or visit Newcastle Open Day.