Do you want to upskill, change your career or just fall in love with learning? Whether you’ve never been to uni, took a break from study, or decided to build your career after leaving school, it’s never too late to change your future for the better.
We believe in the power of education, and we believe in you. Here are our top tips for using Open Day to change your life.
1. Don’t be afraid to ask questions
How do you access lectures online? Where do you park your car? And what happens if your child is sick but you’re supposed to give a presentation in your tutorial? There are no silly questions, and Open Day is your chance to ask whatever you want to know. We recommended talking to our staff AND our students about what to study, and what life is like as a uni student.
2. Attend lots of presentations
Hop online, browse the events on offer, and be sure to attend lots of presentations that discuss the areas of study you think you might be interested in. Don’t worry if you can’t get to everything, a lot of presentations will be recorded and available later, and you can contact the University at any time to discuss study options.
3. Take a break
There is a lot to take in on Open Day, especially if you haven’t spent much time on campus. Make sure to allow yourself a lot of time to absorb the information, follow your personalised timetable, and explore the campus. We’ll have a huge range of refreshments available, including BBQs, food trucks, and our Uni cafes will be open too, so relax and recharge if you start to feel overwhelmed.
4. Bring your family
The University of Tasmania is not just an educational institution, it’s part of the Tasmanian community. That means everyone is welcome on our campuses. And Open Day is the best day of the year to bring your family along to uni because there will be so much to see and do. We’ll have musical performances, science demonstrations, fun giveaways and all the information you need about study.
5. Follow your passion
If you think you “should” study a certain course, but you know deep down your heart really isn’t in it, follow your instincts. If you truly love what you’re studying, all those lectures, tutorials and assignments will be so much more enjoyable and productive. Think about what truly interests you, and what you can imagine becoming your future career. Then find a course that aligns with your passion.