Murdoch Open Day a sunny success

August 9, 2011

More than 13,500 visitors made the most of the sunshine on Sunday and descended on Murdoch University’s South Street Campus for Open Day.

The campus was buzzing with a range of activities designed to showcase the many different courses and opportunities available to people who choose to study at Murdoch.

And once they’d spoken to lecturers, staff members and current students, visitors were able to make the most of the entertainment on offer in Bush Court including fairground rides, a silent disco, food stalls and a free gig featuring three top Perth bands.

One of the most popular activities on the day was a presentation given by Simon Allen, an animation lecturer who worked on five Oscar-winning films for Pixar, including the Toy Story movies.

Visitors also got the chance to test their fitness on state-of-art equipment in the Exercise Physiology Lab and got their sick plants diagnosed by Murdoch University’s team of plant doctors.

Many took advantage of the chance to explore Murdoch’s extensive campus on a tram tour as well as go on safari with environmental scientists to local wetlands.

Murdoch University Vice Chancellor Professor Richard Higgott, said the day was an ideal mix of fun, discovery and learning.

“Open Day gives us the opportunity to showcase everything that goes on at Murdoch, from groundbreaking research to first class teaching, as well as giving visitors a taste of campus life,” he said.

“We hope to see everyone who came on Sunday back at the university very soon.”

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