People wanting to find out more about one of Australia's best universities - The University of Western Australia - will have the opportunity to have all their questions answered at its annual Open Day from 10am to 4pm on Sunday, 9 August.
There will be more to do than in any previous year, with family activities, competitions, quizzes, interactive displays, guest speakers, workshops and information stalls.
UWA boasts about 20,000 students from almost 90 countries around the world, and welcomes an increasing number of Indigenous students - but the 2009 Open Day is for the first time tailor-made for individuals.
Visitors to WA's oldest University can plan their own personal Open Day. By logging onto the website and typing in their interests, they can choose from the options offered, add the selection to their ‘cart' and print out their tailor-made program.
UWA's nine Faculties and the School of Indigenous Studies will be represented, offering information sessions around campus. Examples of these include:
- UWA Business School graduates employed at Ernst and Young share their experiences;
- An introduction to Health Science highlighting the 15 different specialisations on offer and career options;
- Computer Science, IT and Mathematical Sciences presenters talk about the ground-breaking research these courses can lead to; and
- Environmental Sciences and Climate Studies staff and students give an overview on planet-saving courses.
Demonstrations during the day include a chemistry magic show; Chinese calligraphy; creating comics; building an approximation of a human face, muscle by muscle; French films; Japanese tea ceremony; portraiture drawing; music performances including the UWA Big Band, String Quartet and Wind Quartet; and UWA student films.
Tours include a scenic tram ride; UWA architectural landmarks; the WA Supercomputer Program; the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery; and the Residential Colleges.
For more information about Open Day's full program and to plan your personalised timetable, visit http://www.open.uwa.edu.au/