SUNDAY 16 AUGUST 2009 10AM-4PM
WHY COME TO UNIVERSITY? WHAT ARE WE DOING THAT'S EXCITING AND NEW? HOW DO WE MAKE AND IMPACT ON YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE?
Open Day 09 is an excellent opportunity for all members of the community to visit our beautiful North Terrace Campus and get to know what the University of Adelaide is all about.
No matter what your age or your interests, there's something for almost everyone.
ACTIVITIES & TALKS
Open Day is your window on the many opportunities for study at a leading Australian university.
Be sure to visit the Bonython Hall Expo where you can find out about what courses we offer, where they can lead you, and the wide range of services available to our students.
Our Faculties and Schools also have displays and talks that will bring to life the kinds of academic opportunities on offer.
General Talks These provide useful information for any new and prospective students. Talks include:
- Applying to and Enrolling at Uni
- Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities
- Beginners' Guide to University
- Accommodation Service: Live to Succeed
- Adelaide Abroad: Overseas Study as Part of Your Degree
- Mature Age Advice Session
- Adelaide University Union: Your Life on Campus
Faculty Talks Each of the University's Faculties has organised a series of talks to specifically address the opportunities for study and where that can lead you.
Faculty Displays & Activities From working with DNA to designing robots, from "rewiring" the human brain to creating computer animation - see what University of Adelaide students are doing and the wide-ranging educational opportunities we have available.
ENTERTAINMENT & FOOD
Open Day offers a variety of entertainment right across the campus, from the festival of short films, to music and food, sports and clubs demonstrations, drama and orchestra rehearsals. Entertainment includes:
Elder Conservatorium of Music performances See music students in action at the Goodman Crescent Lawns and Barr Smith Library performances. Find out what it's like to be professionally trained at one of Australia's oldest and most distinguished specialist music institutions.
Theatre Guild performances The University of Adelaide Theatre Guild in collaboration with students from the University's Creative Writing program present three short pieces of new work in the Barr Smith Library Reading Room.
Festival of Short Films Life looks different thru a Gothic lens
Watch some fascinating stories told by young South Australian film-makers and see the winner of the 2009 University of Adelaide Short Film Competition.
The Forum In The Forum, leading University researchers address big community issues that give members of the community the chance to interact, ask questions and have their say.
Adelaide University Union (AUU) + Clubs, Sports & Entertainment Listen to live music, watch some demonstrations and check out the special interest clubs and sporting clubs.
BARR SMITH LIBRARY
The Barr Smith Library is South Australia's largest research library. On Open Day the Library will feature a range of art and cultural experiences.
Visitors are encouraged to visit one of the University's hidden treasures, the Barr Smith Reading Room, or come and see a 'Treasures Exhibition' of some of the Library's fine works held in the special and rare book collections.
ART & HERITAGE
A program of events, activities, talks and exhibitions highlight the arts and cultural aspects of University life and academic disciplines.
Talks include artists Gilbert Roe, Peter Murdoch and Simone Kennedy discussing works in their latest exhibitions, or you can learn more about the University's Graduate Program in Art History and Curatorial & Museum Studies.
The University's Confucius Institute presents a performance of Classical Chinese Music by Zhao Liang, an accomplished player of the gu-zheng.
There are tours to suit just about everyone's taste - art and heritage tours, general campus tours, tours of laboratories and accommodation facilities, and even self-guided tours, including:
Campus tours Campus tours allow you to become familiar with the University grounds. The tour will guide you through some of the original University buildings, provide insight into some of the most modern labs and show you areas of general interest.
Mitchell Building tours Visit the University's oldest building. Situated next to the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Mitchell Building was first occupied in 1882 and housed the entire University in its infancy.
Public Art and Heritage tours Join a tour of the University's many State heritage-listed buildings.
Museum of Classical Archaeology Take a guided tour and explore the ancient treasures on display.
Tate Museum The Tate Museum collection includes minerals, rocks, fossils and specimens that illustrate geological phenomena, including specimens collected by Sir Douglas Mawson.
For full details of all activities on Open Day, pick up an Open Day program on Sunday 16 August or visit the website: www.adelaide.edu.au/openday