Roseworthy Campus gears up for Open Day
Thursday, 27 August 2009
Roseworthy Campus is expecting a surge of interest from prospective students for its Open Day on Sunday 13 September in the wake of a $37 million investment in new facilities.
The University of Adelaide campus falls within the area targeted for long-term growth by the State Government and has itself been invigorated in the past 12 months with an ambitious building program to provide a new veterinary school - the first in the State's history.
Campus director Professor Phil Hynd says the expansion of Roseworthy augers well for prospective students, who will enjoy first-class teaching facilities, research excellence and accommodation services.
"Roseworthy's student numbers for the animal-based degrees are expected to double in the next five years with the development of the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, which has attracted enormous interest," Professor Hynd says.
"A new building housing sophisticated teaching and animal facilities for the school is currently being constructed and will be completed by mid 2010, with a state-of-the-art veterinary hospital open to the public and a diagnostic pathology suite.
"A merged Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences degree offered in conjunction with the Waite Campus will also make agricultural studies more relevant to the changing face of the rural sector and give students a more scientific approach to agriculture."
Professor Hynd says the Open Day will provide students with a series of program talks on veterinary science, animal science and agricultural science, as well as campus tours, activities, displays and information about accommodation, student and academic services. It runs from 11am-3pm.
Prospective students, their families and the community will be able to get an idea of the breadth of research and teaching that is happening at Roseworthy, all presented in an entertaining and informative way.
Examples of the crucial links between Roseworthy and the agricultural and veterinary sector will be demonstrated at Open Day, along with a display of the campus's agronomy and breeding programs.
Visitors will discover how computer technology can assist the animal industries, learn about the various pasture varieties available and also try out the new electronic identification system for managing sheep flocks.
For the first time this year, the Roseworthy Open Day will also offer prospective students information about all degrees available at the University of Adelaide, across all four campuses.
For more information, visit www.whatsyourpreference.com/openday/roseworthy/
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