RMIT University is open this Sunday, 12 August, from 10am to 4pm to give prospective students, their families and friends the opportunity to explore all that’s on offer from Australia’s largest tertiary institution. More than 40,000 people are expected to visit RMIT’s City, Brunswick and Bundoora campuses, with a free bus service linking the campuses.
Professor Margaret Gardner AO, Vice-Chancellor and President, said Open Day allowed prospective students to experience their future in a way that could not be done online or in a brochure.
“For many prospective students it’s their first visit to a university and their first opportunity to see up close where they could study and who would be teaching them,” she said.
“It’s a great opportunity to come on campus and see what university life is like and it’s an important day for RMIT and our visitors.”
Open Day allows future students to find out about the programs and areas of study they are interested in and experience an exciting and innovative range of displays, information sessions and activities.
Open Day highlights include:
· Swanston Academic Building – this brand new cutting-edge building is vibrant, engaging and all about connecting people – take a self-guided tour (City)
· Fashion parades – student designs on parade (11am and 1.15pm, Brunswick)
· Chinese medicine – herbal creams, acupuncture and cupping (Bundoora)
· RMIT’s Advanced Manufacturing Precinct – see demos and project showcases in 3D Modelling, design and product development including RMIT’s Solar Dog, Micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, RMIT’s Trade Skills Competition and RMIT’s world-record breaking Hydrogen Car (City)
· Treasury multimedia presentation – financial markets trading simulator (City)
· Textile Design and Development – screen printing demos, creative ideas and more (Brunswick)
· Ten minute language lessons – Chinese, French, Japanese and Spanish (City)
· Dramatic crime scene – help solve the crime (City)
· Thermal Imaging Camera – find out how hot you really are (City)
· Health and Medical Sciences Hub including Biomedical Science, Complementary Medicine, Exercise and Sport Science, Medical Radiations, Nursing and Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Psychology (Bundoora).