The University’s Sydney campuses were full of activity over the weekend when doors were open to the community for Open Day 2016.
Prospective students and members of the public were given the chance to explore the facilities and services at Sydney’s Darlinghurst and Rozelle campuses.
Current students, lecturers and graduates were on hand to give insight into the courses on offer at the Sydney campuses, the Bachelor of Nursing Fast Track, Bachelor of Paramedic Practice Fast Track and the new Bachelor of Health and Community Care.
Specialist staff also provided information on several other of the University’s courses including Business, Architecture and Design, Marine and Antarctic Studies, Medicine, Maritime Studies, Engineering, Pharmacy, Education, Arts and Law.
The day included presentations by health partner St Vincent’s Health Australia, The Wicking Dementia Centre in Hobart, as well as nursing lab and paramedicine tours and casualty simulation scenarios.
Open Day visitors were also able to receive a health check and see ‘anatomy man’ being painted, as well as enjoy face painting and giveaways
Operations Manager (NSW Campuses) Annah Simsons said the Open Day was well received by those who attended and highlighted the welcoming environment of the University’s two Sydney campuses.
“Visitors remarked on the energy and friendliness of the campuses,” she said.
“They found the opportunity to talk with staff and students as well as engage with the casualty simulation exercise gave a real taste of what it is like being a nursing and paramedicine student.”