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Go beyond the red doors

Chem explosion The community are invited to go beyond the red doors this weekend for UTAS Open Day.  

The Sandy Bay campus, the Conservatorium of Music and the Tasmanian School of Art will all open their doors, and the Medical Sciences Building will also host visitors for tours (pre-booking required).   

Jo Bailey, director of marketing at UTAS, said “An extensive range of tours, displays and activities are planned and there will be something for everyone, whether they’re planning to study or are just curious about the university and looking for an enjoyable day out.”

“A great drawcard for is the free public lecture by Stephen Mayne, founder of”

Mayne is Australia’s best known shareholder activist. His talk, Naming and Shaming: Making Business Accountable, will examine why transparency and good corporate governance are vital in today’s business world.

“Visitors will have the opportunity to speak with UTAS staff and students about courses, scholarships, applications and accommodation.”

“We will also be showcasing a range of activities from TUU Clubs and Societies including Digivisipop, the Medieval Society and the Taiko Drummers” Ms Bailey said.

Some highlights of Open Day:
  • 10am–12pm, Tasmanian Science Talent Search Technology Challenge: Watch film canister rockets designed by school students to land accurately on target at a distance of five metres. Located in the Activities Centre.
  • 10.30am Catalogue Launch of DREAMACHINES (major secondary school art program) by The Right Hon the Lord Mayor of Hobart, Alderman Rob Valentine.
  • 12pm, UniGym Zumba demonstration in front of Lazenby’s restaurant.
  • 12-2pm, Nature printing: family-friendly workshops teaching the fine art of printing from nature.
  • 12.30pm Classical Staff Ensemble performance at the Conservatorium of Music, Sandy Bay road.
  • 12.30pm Special guest speaker, shareholder activist and creator of – Stephen Mayne will give a free public lecture: Naming and Shaming –Making Business Accountable.
  • 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm Tours of the School of Chemistry followed by a Chemistry Magic Show (preview pictured)
  • Fun, funky and fantastic, it’s plastic! Learn all about the history and development of plastic through a colourful, kitsch and chemical timeline of these man-made objects in the Morris Miller Library.
  • Taiko Drummers, performing at 11am and 12.45pm in front of Lazenby’s
  • The Medieval Society doing a demonstration at 11.30am and 12.30pm in front of Lazenby’s

There’s heaps more happening. For more activities and locations, see program attached or visit 

Published on: 26 Aug 2011 9:55am