Access all areas at Murdoch Open Day

August 22, 2014

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Sunday 24 August will see all 227 hectares of the South Street Campus transform into a hub of interactive hotspots for the Murdoch University 2014 Open Day.

Open Day is a perfect opportunity for anyone thinking of studying in 2015 to spend a day on campus experiencing everything the University has to offer.

Future students will be spoilt for choice from the moment they set foot on the campus, with a jam-packed schedule of activities showcasing all of the University’s eight schools.

“This year’s Open Day will be bigger and better than ever, offering future students the chance to immerse themselves in activities that showcase the range of high-quality courses offered at the University,” said Phil Payne, Murdoch University’s Director of External Engagement.

“Our courses address real world issues and can lead to any number of exciting, life-changing careers,” he said.

Some of the activities on offer include the opportunity to experiment with 3D printers, robotics and cyberforensics in the School of Engineering and Information Technology, experience life in a courtroom at the mock trial of Goldilocks in the School of Law, broadcast on live radio in the School of Arts and even taste the difference marketing can make at the School of Management and Governance.

For science enthusiasts, Dr Chris Smith (aka the Naked Scientist) will strip science down to the bare essentials in two entertaining, spectacular, fun and explosive science shows. For movie buffs, actor and director Myles Pollard (of Water Rats, Home and Away and McLeod’s Daughters) will be on campus for the premier screening of the short zombie films he directed in collaboration with Murdoch Screen Students, WA Screen Industry professionals and local high school students.

The 2014 Open Day will also offer exclusive behind the scenes access to 17 of the University’s specialist teaching and learning facilities not normally open to the public.

The Project KIDS research centre, world-class Engineering Pilot Plant, Supercomputer facility, Veterinary Hospital, live newsroom and TV studio, Chiropractic Clinic and state of the art Exercise Science Labs are just a few of the stops on the campus tram tour.

“If you are thinking about studying in 2015, Open Day is a great opportunity to ask questions, experience our courses firsthand, talk to experts and current students and see parts of the campus which aren’t always open to the public,” Mr Payne said.

For more information, to plan your day or download the program visit: openday.murdoch.edu.au

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