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2500 attend UTAS Launceston Open Day

Whale More than 2500 people swarmed into the Launceston UTAS campuses at Newnham and Inveresk on Sunday for the 2011 Open Day.

Director of Marketing Jo Bailey said she was thrilled with the turn-out, and said the event had been a “fantastic day”.

“Prospective students from as far away as Western Australia flew in to attend Open Day, and take the opportunity to meet academic staff and see teaching facilities and on-campus accommodation options,” Ms Bailey said.

“The Accommodation Services tours were of particular interest to visitors, as were tours of the Simulation Centre in Nursing and Midwifery – with more than a couple of visitors briefly startled by the life-like mannequins!  

“Guest speaker Stephen Mayne, founder of and shareholder activist, delivered a fascinating talk about making business accountable.  

“The Sidney Nolan exhibition at the School of Visual and Performing Arts was another unique drawcard, and the School had more than 400 visitors through their door at Inveresk.”

The UTAS Sandy Bay campus Open Day event is this Sunday (28 August 2011). For more information, visit

Published on: 22 Aug 2011 5:06pm