Community delve, dream and discover at Cradle Coast Open Day

Despite wet and wintry conditions, around 900 people converged on the University of Tasmania's Cradle Coast campus yesterday (Sunday, 6 August) to attend another successful Open Day event.

The University of Tasmania welcomed visitors of all ages to its Mooreville Road and West Park sites where they were invited to chart a course towards future careers with the help of higher education.

Highlights in this year’s program included the Rural Clinical School’s bandaging with bears activity and life-size game of operation, an origami exercise hosted by the Faculty of Education, a remote-controlled ATV obstacle course presented by the University College, the Australian Maritime College sailing simulator, University Motorsport Team Formula One vehicle and West Park’s futuristic technology hub.

Face painting, Slipstream Circus workshops and the photo booth corner also proved popular, while staff provided information about the New State of Mind curriculum and campus services, and local students shared their experiences of university life.  

The University of Tasmania’s final Open Day will kick off in Launceston this Saturday, 12 August.

Both the Newnham and Inveresk campuses will be open from 10am – 3pm, showcasing the numerous study choices and hosting events including course information sessions, hands-on activities, demonstrations, displays, food and live entertainment.

Key highlights for Inveresk include:

· See and interact with “Illusion” as it’s constructed on site

· Take part in Launceston’s Life Drawing Marathon

· Learn how to screen print at the Textiles Printing Activity

· Delve into the Interactive design expo.

Key highlights for Newnham include:

· Take a tour of the IMAS Aquaculture Centre

· Sail into Sydney Harbour with the AMC

· Take part in an origami workshop

· Cycle your way to good health at the blender bike bonanza.

Free shuttle buses will travel between Inveresk and Newnham throughout the day.

On Sunday (August 13) the University will host a special Showcase at Inveresk from 12pm-3pm which will feature displays, tours, activities and information.

For more information and program guides for the day visit www.utas.edu.au/open-day/launceston

Published on: 07 Aug 2017 9:38am