UNE campus tours give a taste of university life

Published 10 December 2009

campus toursThe season for campus tours is reaching its height at the University of New England.

UNE’s Schools Liaison Officers and members of the UNE Student Marketing and Recruitment Team (UNESMART) have been conducting tours regularly over the past few months. Among recent tours have been those for candidates for enrolment in the Joint Medical Program’s Bachelor of Medicine degree course, and school groups from Walcha and Merriwa.

Newly appointed Campus Tour Operators began conducting six tours a week on the 1st of December, and more tours will be added to the schedule – as required – once the main-round offers from the University Admissions Centre are released.

“Our visitors from Merriwa got to experience one of our science labs first-hand,” said Jessica Price-Purnell, one of the Campus Tour Operators.  “Students and teachers from Merriwa Central School got the opportunity to experiment with different gasses, to see what happens when a rose is dipped in liquid nitrogen, and to make their very own ‘green slime’.  School visits and campus tours really are one of the best ways to get a taste of university life.”

Campus tours provide an opportunity for prospective students and their families to see and experience what UNE has to offer.  “Prospective students get the opportunity to see inside our residential colleges and talk to current residents about their experience of living at UNE,” Ms Price-Purnell said. “They also get to experience the first-class facilities that Sport UNE has to offer. And, very importantly, they get the opportunity to see our academic facilities and talk to some of our world-class academic staff.”

Campus tours at UNE are a starting point for many students’ UNE experience, and many who have been on tours say that the tour was vital in their decision-making process. “The tour guides were very friendly, and they made my decision that much easier,” said one recent participant. “I can’t wait to live and study here.”

Campus tours are free. For more information visit campus tours or e-mail campustours@une.edu.au.