Western Sydney University opens futures at Open Day

Artist Tianli Zu installing the Missing exhibition

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Western Sydney University will welcome thousands of guests to its Parramatta South Campus for Open Day to showcase the best and brightest that the university has to offer. Already attracting 7000 registrations, it’s set to be the University’s biggest Open Day yet.

As the largest Higher Education provider in the region, the public will witness the part that Western Sydney University plays in the growth and evolution of one of Australia's technologically connected, internationally engaged and culturally vibrant regions.

With library tours running every half hour, a free shuttle bus service to the University’s flagship vertical campus in the Parramatta CBD, and over 100 presentations running throughout the day, prospective students will get to see why Western Sydney University is ranked in the top 2 percent of universities worldwide.

There will be one-on-one sessions with academics and information on courses, student support services, scholarships, student exchange opportunities and most importantly, how to apply for university in the admissions process.

Open Day will also see the launch of the University’s unique HSC True Rewards— an early offer program which provides students with an offer to study a university degree based on HSC bands rather than ATAR marks.

Whether it’s a degree in Screen Media or Construction Technology, there will be something for everyone.  Industry partners, course advisers and current students will be at the ready to help answer questions and give information about university courses on the day.

The public will also get to lay their eyes on the University’s solar car UNLIMITED 2.0 – in its first public viewing since becoming the first international and first Australian team to win the  American Solar Challenge. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet the solar car team, and hear first-hand their experiences during the gruelling 3,000km race.

Open Day will also be an opportunity to experience the University’s cutting-edge virtual reality technology, where users can walk through Ancient Mesopotamia as well as see the University’s next generation immersive video conferencing software.

Baxter the Robot and the University’s new robot Pepper, who is the first humanoid robot in the world to recognise emotions, will be on campus to interact with students and academics as an introduction to the world of artificial intelligence.

Nursing and Medicine students will also provide free health checks to visitors and lead resuscitation demonstrations. The public will get walk- through tours and participate in interactive sessions in the University’s state- of the- art nursing and midwifery labs.

In the midst of exploring the many degrees and facilities that Western Sydney University has to offer, don’t forget to visit the TV and photo studios where visitors will get the chance to listen to live performances from music students, and view the work of Screen Media and Communications students.

Play a fast five shoot out with Giants Netball and kick around a football with GWS Giants and when you need a seat, hang out at the Spotify lounge and listen to some music. Open Day will be an opportunity to meet some of the University’s many industry partners.

The day will run from 10am to 4pm at the University’s Parramatta South Campus with free shuttle bus services and parking at Rosehill Racecourse.


16 August 2018

Jessica Cortis, Media Officer