University statue takes a walk... to promote Open Day
Thursday, 13 August 2009
"Living statues" will help to guide the more than 10,000 visitors expected at the University of Adelaide's North Terrace Campus this Sunday 16 August for Open Day.
One of the University's "statues" has already taken the job too seriously, deciding to leave the uni's grounds and promote Open Day at various shopping centres and public spaces around Adelaide this week.
Members of the public are urged to help find the statue. To see what he looks like, images of the statue can be found on this website: www.whatsyourpreference.com
Open Day is the major day of the year when prospective students, their families and friends visit the University to learn more about study and career opportunities. The event also gives members of the community a chance to visit one of Australia's leading universities.
There's something for everyone at Open Day, including:
- tours of the University's historic and state-of-the-art buildings and facilities
- a short film festival
- a student landscape design competition in Hughes Plaza
- live music and theatre performances
- public talks
- displays featuring areas of study and world-class research
- art and heritage.
"Open Day is a very important time of year for potential students and their families. It's their chance to visit the University, learn more about who we are and what we do, and make crucial decisions that will shape their future directions," says Student Services General Manager Judy Szekeres.
"For the broader public, Open Day gives people a feel for the vibrancy of university life, as well as showing them our grand heritage and our brand new facilities for students and staff."
WHAT: Open Day 2009
WHERE: North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide
WHEN: 10.00am-4.00pm Sunday 16 August
COST: Entry is free - all welcome
For full details, visit the website: www.whatsyourpreference.com