Delve, dream and discover at the Cradle Coast campus Open Day 2017

The University of Tasmania is inviting the North-West community to chart a course towards a chosen career by visiting the Cradle Coast campus this Sunday, 6 August.

Open Day will run between 10am – 3pm at Mooreville Road and the West Park precinct, offering an energetic program encouraging the region’s residents to engage with higher education and explore the University’s New State of Mind.

Executive Director of Marketing Mr Pat Freeland-Small said the institution was excited to be unveiling its new curriculum at this year’s event.

“Technology and innovation are changing the world and its workforces, so we have evolved our curriculum to ensure that students of today are equipped with the skills, experience and knowledge needed to perform the jobs of tomorrow,” Mr Freeland-Small said.

“At Sunday’s Cradle Coast campus Open Day we will be inviting visitors to discover our reinvigorated approach to higher education in the North-West that is making it more accessible, flexible and focused through increased work-integrated learning opportunities.

“Importantly Open Day will allow our staff and students to connect with the communities of this region to share their stories about university life, and in keeping with tradition, the event will be fun and family-friendly, brimming with entertainment for all ages.”

Open Day will be taking place at the University’s Mooreville Road campus, and also within the Makers’ Workshop at West Park, with a free shuttle bus operating between both sites throughout the day.

Cradle Coast campus Open Day highlights:

Mooreville Road:

· Discover the future of farming with ‘farmbot’– a machine that combines traditional agricultural practices with modern technology;

· Get hands-on with Rural Clinical School students and staff as they practise bandaging with teddy bears, challenge you to a life-size game of Operation and test your knowledge of the human body with Skele the skeleton and anatomical model Ken;

· Take a leading role as you star in your very own mini-movie with the help of the University College media team – or get creative on Instagram using #UniversityCollege for a chance to be featured on the day;

· Use pedal power to blend your own beverage at the Blender Bike Bonanza station;

· Learn about anatomy with a living and breathing model as painting is used to illustrate where bones and muscles are located in the human body;

· Say hello to the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture’s cute calves or take a virtual farm tour;

· Head to the classroom for faculty and college presentations highlighting study options, pathways, how to succeed at higher education and pre-university information for students and parents;    

· Navigate the Agribusiness orchard obstacle course as your steer a remote controlled all-terrain vehicle with only live-streamed vision to guide you;

· Learn the intricacy of origami as you create your own individual masterpiece;

· See what it takes to perform CPR during demonstrations hosted by Nursing;

· Set sail and test your navigation skills on the Australian Maritime College sailing simulator, or put pedal to the metal with the Motorsports team;

· Join the Slipstream Circus for a day, have your face painted, enter the campus photo booth or help Dr Cuddles brighten up his many blank pages in the Colouring-in Corner.

West Park:

· Explore and experiment with futuristic technologies which include virtual reality equipment, a three-dimensional paint brush as well as robotics;

· Meet 2017 Cradle Coast campus Artist-in-Residence Associate Professor Jack Elliott at the Makers’ Workshop as he recreates the region’s fallen iconic trees in 3D;

· Take a tour of the West Park student apartments;

· See how North-West primary school students Dream Big in an exhibition that illustrates their future careers in the Makers’ Space Gallery.

For the complete Cradle Coast campus Open Day program visit:


Published on: 02 Aug 2017 10:05am