High School students get the inside info at UWS Day

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The University of Western Sydney Parramatta and Kingswood campuses were taken over recently with over 2100 high school students from years 11 and 12 for 'UWS Day'.

To make such an important decision about their future is not something students take for granted and the aim of this day is to provide candid, relevant information about tertiary education.

'UWS Day' kicked off with a morning information session, where current UWS students shared stories about university life, the studies involved and how they made the transition from high school.

Following a free BBQ lunch, the high school students then attended two interactive workshops where UWS academics provided more detailed information about specific areas of study, courses and careers.

Students have over 40 workshops to choose from throughout the day including:

  • Solar Car Lab Tour: Students have the opportunity to meet members of the UWS solar car team, where they get to see the solar car first hand, how it is made and functions.
  • Animal Science at UWS: A hands on experience with reptiles.
  • Campus Tours: Are guided by UWS students who take the high school students on a tour throughout the campus displaying its many features.

With course information sessions in; Business and Law, Computer Engineering and Mathematics, Health Sciences, Teaching, Humanities and Communication Arts, Science and Social Sciences and Psychology.

In addition to meeting UWS staff and students, attending lectures, and participating in interactive workshops, high school students can access detailed information about scholarships, Indigenous education, student support services, international study opportunities and the admission process.

8 June 2015
Media Contact: Tanya Patterson
Photo By: Sally Tsoutas

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