Prospective students will find everything they need to know about The University of Western Australia when the University holds its annual Open Day next Sunday, August 12.
UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson 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 of year, but Open Day gives us the opportunity to showcase the University to future students as well as the wider community," Professor Johnson said.
Information sessions will give future students the opportunity to learn more about University courses, including the New Courses - which were introduced this year - as well as admission requirements, scholarships and career pathways.
Visitors can also take part in drawing classes, 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.
UWA Open Day Guest speaker is Associate Professor Danail Obreschkow, from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), who will take the audience on a journey from our blue planet to recently discovered exoplanets, distant galaxies and out to the edge of the Universe where time began.
Professor Obreschkow's lecture, To the Edge of the Universe, is at the Dolphin Theatre from 2.15pm to 3pm.
Visitors can also try their hand as surgeons at the Clinical Training and Evaluation Centre (CTEC) at the School of Surgery in UWA's Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, see law students in action in the Blackstone Moot Court, watch French films or take a physics and astronomy tour and view the astrodome and solar telescopes atop UWA's Physics building.
Michael Sinclair-Jones (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 3229 / (+61 4) 00 700 783