The University of Tasmania invited the North-West community to chart a course towards a chosen career by visiting the Cradle Coast campus on Sunday, 6 August.
Despite wet and wintry conditions, around 900 people converged at Mooreville Road and the West Park precinct to experience an energetic program, engage with higher education and explore the University’s New State of Mind.
Executive Director of Marketing Mr Pat Freeland-Small said the institution had been excited to unveil its new curriculum at this year’s event.
“Technology and innovation are changing the world and its workforces, so we have evolved our curriculum to ensure that students of today are equipped with the skills, experience and knowledge needed to perform the jobs of tomorrow,” Mr Freeland-Small said.
Highlights in this year’s program included the Rural Clinical School’s bandaging with bears activity and life-size game of operation, an origami exercise hosted by the Faculty of Education, a remote-controlled ATV obstacle course presented by the University College, the Australian Maritime College sailing simulator, University Motorsport Team Formula One vehicle and West Park’s futuristic technology hub.
Face painting, Slipstream Circus workshops and the photo booth corner also proved popular, while staff provided information about course options and campus services, and local students shared their experiences of university life.
Click here to view the Cradle Coast campus 2017 Open Day photo album.