Secondary students in Years 11 and 12, along with their parents and friends, will be able to find out all they want to know about living and learning at the University of New England when the University stages its annual Open Day on Friday 4 May.
The University is expecting more than 1,000 prospective students – including many school groups from throughout northern NSW – to visit the campus on the day.
Starting at 7.30 am with breakfast at the residential colleges, Open Day 2012 will include the opportunity to gather a wealth of information about UNE courses by talking to representatives of all the academic Schools, and to attend informative lectures about academic programs within those Schools.
The lectures will also cover topics such as how to apply to UNE, HECS, and scholarships, and current students will be on hand to answer questions about their UNE experience.
Tours of the academic campus and Sport UNE, and tours of the residential colleges, will run from 9 am to 2.30 pm. The day’s program will include a free lunch, entertainment from two bands, games, and competitions.
Speaking in UNE’s Central Courtyard at 12 noon, the Chancellor, Richard Torbay, and the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jim Barber, will welcome all the visitors. “Open Day is our traditional showcase, allowing our future students to experience UNE’s renowned academic, sporting and accommodation facilities, support services, and academic staff,” Professor Barber said.
“This year we are offering a program that extends over two days,” he said, “allowing greater flexibility for those who can’t attend on Friday.”
The Open Day program on Saturday 5 May, running from 9 am to 1 pm, will be particularly helpful for distance education students, who will be able to find out – and ask questions – about online learning and library resources at UNE, as well as obtain course advice and experience a campus tour. A free lunch and entertainment will also be provided on Saturday.