What we hope to find in the universe with the new generation of telescopes about to be built and one man's quest to tackle Mount Everest are the guest speaker topics at The University of Western Australia's annual Open Day on Sunday, August 14.
UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson said Open Day, which runs from 10am to 4pm, was a chance for the State's leading University to open its doors to the community.
"The University of Western Australia welcomes visitors at any time, but Open Day gives us the opportunity to showcase the University to future students as well as the wider community," Professor Robson said.
"It also allows us to provide information about our new courses for 2012 - the biggest change to our curriculum since the University was established. Under the new courses, we will offer undergraduate courses in arts, science, commerce, design and a Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours), moving study of the professions such as law, medicine, engineering and architecture into postgraduate degrees."
Future students can attend information sessions to learn more about University courses, including new courses, as well as admission requirements and scholarships, and career pathways.
Visitors can also take part in a movie workshop, watch UWA Motorsport's newest race car in action or visit the family fun zone for free rides, a bouncy castle and an animal petting zoo.
Guest speakers include Professor Peter Quinn, Director of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, who will present a broad overview of our cosmic journey back in time, and UWA graduate Patrick Hollingworth, who will discuss his mental and physical journey to climb Everest.
The timetable for the talks is:
- 12.15pm-1.00pm - UWA graduate Patrick Hollingworth, Reach for the Top, University Club Auditorium, Hackett Entrance 1.
- 1.15pm-2.00pm - Professor Peter Quinn, Reach for the Stars, University Club Auditorium, Hackett Entrance 1.
Janine MacDonald (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 5563 / (+61 4) 32 637 716