UTAS

Crowds flock to Hobart Open Day; next up Cradle Coast

Favoured by the weather gods, the first of the University of Tasmania's 2017 Open Days, held in Hobart on Sunday (30 July), drew a large, inquisitive and appreciative crowd.

Course information sessions, demonstrations, hands-on activities, displays, food and live entertainment were all part of the Sandy Bay campus program, while tours of city campuses, including the Medical Science Precinct, the School of Creative Arts and the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, were also on offer.

This year the University's lion mascot, Mumford, faced ferocious competition in the children's popularity stakes from a T-Rex dinosaur, which was promoting our research and teaching program, the Royal Society of Tasmania's 175th anniversary and a dinosaur exhibition scheduled for TMAG next year.

The second Open Day, at Cradle Coast campus, will be held this Sunday (August 6) from 10am-3pm.

This year visitors will have the chance to find out how the University is creating A New State of Mind with study programs that not only deliver world-class degrees, but real-world work skills and experiences.

As part of this year’s attractions, the University College media team will be editing, producing and screening movies where people can choose to star in all kinds of amazing stories.

Open Day highlights for Cradle Coast include:

· Gain an insight into the future of farming with ‘farmbot’ - a machine that combines traditional agricultural practices with modern technology.

· Get hands-on at the Faculty of Health hub where Rural Clinical School students and staff will be facilitating fun activities including a life-size game of Operation, bandaging techniques on teddy bears and naming the organs and bones with anatomical models Ken and Skele.

· Nursing CPR demonstrations will also be taking place, while you can blend your own smoothie by pedalling a bike  

· Explore and experiment with futuristic technologies at West Park within the Makers’ Workshop, and meet the 2017 Cradle Coast campus Artist-in-Residence Associate Professor Jack Elliott, who is working to recreate the region’s fallen iconic trees in an entirely 3D printed exhibition.

· Join a Slipstream circus workshop, enter the campus photo booth, or line up to have your face painted.

Free shuttle buses will run between the Cradle Coast Campus at Mooreville Road and the West Park Precinct throughout the day.

Launceston’s Open Day will be held on August 12.

For more information, including a program visit www.utas.edu.au/open-day

Published on: 31 Jul 2017 11:22am