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Welcome to Hobart Open Day

The Sandy Bay campus will be the focal point of Open Day activity in Hobart. Staff and students from all our study areas will be onsite to provide information and advice about courses, career paths, accommodation, scholarships and a lot more.




10am - 3pm

Getting to Hobart open day

University of Tasmania
Sandy Bay Campus
Churchill Avenue
Sandy Bay TASMANIA 7005

Sandy Bay campus map (PDF 99KB)

Events at Hobart Campuses

30th Jul 2017 10:00am-3:00pm

Take a tour of the AMC’s ship, MV Bluefin

Campus: IMAS
Venue: IMAS Waterfront Wharf, Salamanca

AMC have sailed their training vessel MV Bluefin to Hobart! Take a shuttle bus to IMAS Salamanca and climb aboard Bluefin to see what AMC students experience during their studies. Take the helm at the ships bridge, check out the sleeping quarters for a typical seafarer and have a look through the engine room, which is the everyday office for a chief engineer. Our crew will be on hand to talk you through the career opportunities and training available with the AMC.

30th Jul 2017 10:00am-3:00pm

Shape the World with Drones, Robots and Remote Technology

Campus: Sandy Bay
Venue: Marquee outside Surveying & Spatial Science Bldg. (Grosvenor Crescent)

Under the huge marquee, find displays, activities and demonstrations of the drones, robots and remote technology we have across the University. See how we can survey an entire forest without human involvement, conduct aerial photography to picture modern buildings before they are constructed, monitor a farm on the other side of the world, or explore under or above the deadly but beautiful Antarctic. Enter the competition to win your own drone.

From quadcopters to blimps, using everything from GoPros and microphones to lasers and thermal imaging, drones, robots and remote technology are a vital component of exciting careers around the world.

30th Jul 2017 11:00am-11:30am

Mock Moot

Campus: Sandy Bay
Venue: Andrew Inglis Clark Moot Court, LT3, Law Building

Current law students will be acting as opposing counsel in a mock litigation scenario.

30th Jul 2017 10:00am-3:00pm

Experience the Camera Obscura

Campus: College of the Arts
Venue: Photographic studio, Level 2, Centre for the Arts, Hunter St

A life size Camera Obscura will be installed in the photography studio where an upside down view of the outside world will be projected into the darkened room.


Open Day is your chance to check out the University. Chat to students and staff, cruise around the grounds, buildings and social spaces, check out the facilities and generally get a feel for the vibe of the campus. Picture yourself being a student here and see how it feels!

Firstly, plan your day. Look at the program (PDF 3.2MB) or search for events online beforehand and see what presentations and activities you are interested in, what times they are on and where. From there, make sure you collect the brochures you need and ask lots of questions! Our staff and students will be there to talk to you about courses, how to apply and give you a sense of what university life is really like.

You can ask us anything you like, we are here to help, but here’s a list to get you started:

  • What exactly does the course cover?
  • What are the entry requirements for this course?
  • Are there any special requirements?
  • How many subjects will I have to do?
  • Do I have a choice of which subjects I can do?
  • How can I find out more about these subjects?
  • How are the subjects taught? (eg lecture, tutorials, practical sessions, online)?
  • How many hours of classes should I be expected to attend?
  • How many hours of extra study will I need to do?
  • How many classes are held each week?
  • Is the course accredited by a professional body?
  • What if I don’t have the right ATAR score?
  • What if I haven’t studied for a long time?
  • What help can I get with my study skills?
  • What costs are involved?
  • Are there any scholarships available in this study area?
  • Can I defer my place or take a year off during the course?
  • Can I transfer from one course or campus to another?
  • What sort of career(s) does this course lead to?
  • Where have other graduates found jobs?
  • Is there any help given by the University to find work after graduation?
  • What are my postgraduate study options?
  • What clubs and societies can I join?
  • What opportunities for sport are available?
  • What accommodation options are there?
  • What are the transport/parking options are there?
  • What kinds of student support services are provided?
  • Can I study abroad or do an overseas exchange during my course?

Check out our events page or download our program (PDF 3.2MB) which has all of the information about the presentations, tours, demonstrations and activities available to participate in on the day. Also don’t forget to check out the highlights we have on each campus and all of the fun and games from our clubs and societies, free entertainment and great food.

Check out our campus maps in the program (PDF 3.2MB). This will show you where the main activity hubs are and where information sessions are being held. We will have lots of signage on site which should point you in the right direction as well as our human signage. Our student ambassadors (look out for the big red lion on the t-shirt!) will be there to direct you to where you need to go.

We know you are busy, but that’s ok. If you want to have a chat about your study options, our amazing student advisors are available for one-on-one appointments any time.  Just call 1300 363 864 or email to arrange a booking. We will also be recording our information sessions on the day. You can watch these via livestream or check them out any time after the event on our website.

For existing UTAS members we encourage you to utilise our specialised carpooling service. Please visit our carpooling page to register.