Fun and games at Murdoch Open Day!

August 13, 2013

More than 11,000 people are expected to visit Murdoch's South Street campus this weekend for Open Day.

For many of these visitors, it will be the first time they’ve set foot on a university campus.

"At 227 hectares, Murdoch is the largest university campus in Australia, so there’s a lot to see," said Tim Martin, Director of Domestic Recruitment and Liaison.

"Each of the eight schools will throw open its doors, allowing prospective students to get a real taste of the courses on offer."

Among the nearly 70 activities on offer, visitors can construct Lego robots, investigate the effect marketing has on taste and try to 'beat the athlete' in the exercise science labs.

"We have some outstanding facilities on campus, including the psychology and chiropractic clinics, the supercomputer, a simulated courtroom and TV studios," Mr Martin said.

"Some places, including the vet hospital, are offering tours behind the scenes so people can see our staff and students in action."

Local musicians, dancers and actors will treat the crowds to a variety of free performances. Australian actor and director Myles Pollard (of Water Rats, Home and Away and McLeod’s Daughters) will also introduce a special screening of Grave Intentions, a short zombie film produced through the MAP4U program with students from Gilmore College.

For the young, or the young at heart, there'll be prizes, rides, face painting and giant board games. Even those who aren’t considering further study are encouraged to join the fun.

"There are a lot of new and exciting things happening on campus which will benefit the whole community," Mr Martin said.

"This is a great opportunity to ask questions, see parts of the campus which aren't always open to the public, and enjoy some free family-friendly entertainment."

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Rebecca Lara August 15, 2013

My oldest son left jan 2010 for Murdoch
Veteran surgeon for five years.. I'm very proud of him only dam how I miss him.

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