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Blessed by superb weather conditions, the University of Tasmania’s 11 Open Day locations attracted a record 10,000 people across the state this year

For the first time this year, with the exception of the Rozelle and Darlinghurst campuses, which opened the previous weekend, every one of the University’s campuses threw open its doors simultaneously – in Burnie, Launceston and Hobart, along with new showcases at Launceston Clinical School and the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS).

People were lined up at the Medical Science Precinct before the doors opened at 10am.

About 800 people turned out, an increase from 450 visitors in 2013.

IMAS, opening for the first time in its new waterfront building, drew more than 700 visitors; the Cradle Coast campus more than 500 and activities at both Inveresk and the AMC were well attended, with a strong interstate attendance at the latter.

"Took my eldest ... thinking about returning myself now."

Underscoring its enduring popularity, the Mt Pleasant Radio Telescope and Grote Reber Museum attracted more than 3000 visitors.

One visitor’s tweet seemed to sum up the success of the day: “Took my eldest … excellent information and lovely people! Thinking about returning myself now.”

Course you can

The University of Tasmania’s extraordinary range of courses is always growing. Next year, the University will be offering new undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

These new courses include:


Many of the existing programs have been revamped and improved to offer even more study options.

Applications are still open for most courses in 2015.
You can apply at

Open day visitors
Maritime logistics management students Annie Ng, from Malaysia,
and Meiqi Li, from China, enjoyed treats from the Indonesian
food stall at the Newnham campus Open Day

Open Day Gallery