Open Day celebrates start of a lifelong journey

Monday, 8 August 2016

Who remembers their first experience of university?

For thousands of potential students, the University of Adelaide's Open Day (Sunday 14 August) will offer their first taste of a world-class university experience – and the start of a life-changing journey.

Open Day is one of the biggest events on the University's calendar. Each year, Open Day enables students, their families and members of the community to discover the quality education, research, support services, and social and sporting life available at the State's only Group-of-Eight (Go8) university.

Want to know how and why students at Adelaide work with the Large Hadron Collider? Ever wondered if nanomaterials would change the shape of our future? How can we use drones to better manage the environment and agriculture? Why is psychology playing a greater role in a wide range of careers?

"There is so much variety of expertise and opportunity here at the University of Adelaide, but there are also some common qualities all programs impart," says Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Warren Bebbington.

"It's short-sighted to prepare for one job. In a world where the nature of work is changing fast, we want our students to all have skills that will enable them to take on jobs that haven't yet been created. We want our education to inspire emotional intelligence, analytical minds and the ability to adapt to new work.

"But Open Day also helps the broader community to better understand the vibrancy of university life, and tour our beautiful North Terrace campus and state-of-the-art facilities," Professor Bebbington says.

Highlights of Open Day include:
* More than 50 talks on degrees offered by the University
* Hub Central expo of student services
* Exhibits, displays and activities
* Music, food and entertainment

WHAT: Open Day 2016
WHERE: North Terrace campus, University of Adelaide
WHEN: 9.00am-4.00pm Sunday 14 August 2016


Contact Details

Mr David Ellis
Deputy Director, Media and Corporate Relations
External Relations
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5414
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