Thousands flock to Open Your Mind Day

August 22, 2012

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Thousands of prospective students and their families spent the day exploring Murdoch University’s South Street campus on Sunday for Open Your Mind Day.

Visitors were able to take part in a range of activities designed to showcase the many different courses and opportunities available to people who choose to study and research at Murdoch.

Popular activities, or hotspots, included a demonstration of a set of real horse lungs being inflated by Associate Professor Martin Cake from the School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. Several visitors also got the chance to deliver their own newsflash in Murdoch’s virtual set. And creative types were able to write their own play then watch it performed live in the Nexus Theatre.

Those interested in law took part in a mooting contest while budding biologists and environmental scientists went on a safari field trip to the University’s on-campus wetlands.

Academics, staff members and current students were also availablie to dish out advice and wisdom on what it’s like to study and research at Murdoch, while general talks, information sessions, competitions and campus tours ensured everyone who came got to know the University a little better.

Fairgrounds rides, food stalls, an animal farm and a free live music line up featuring three of Perth’s top artists kept visitors entertained in between times. And prospective students were able to express their reasons for wanting to come to uni via the Murdoch Uni Facebook page.

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