Issue 14
Monday, 28 August 2017
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Tennant Creek High School students Josiah Armstrong and Owen Mick experience Aquaculture at CDU Open Day. Photo: Julianne Osborne
Tennant Creek High School students Josiah Armstrong and Owen Mick experience Aquaculture at CDU Open Day. Photo: Julianne Osborne

Territory turns out for taste of uni

Hundreds of secondary school students from across the Northern Territory were among more than 5000 people who explored the world of university during Open Day at Casuarina campus.

Prospective students tried their hands at interactive activities, and filled their show bags with information about CDU’s courses, including trades, medicine, graphic design, law, education, sciences, tourism, humanitarian and community studies, psychology, and the arts.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks said he was delighted that so many people attended Open Day to learn about CDU, not only the education and training opportunities it offers, but also the benefits it delivers to the Territory community.

“We’ve welcomed a fantastic range of people today – from toddlers and grandparents, to remote school students and industry leaders,” Professor Maddocks said.

“While some of the visitors today will return in the future as members of our student body, others will have discovered broader opportunities for engagement with the university – these will be great outcomes for everyone.”

CDU’s reputation as a research-intensive university was on display with key research groups holding information stalls, including Northern Institute, Menzies School of Health Research, Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods, Darwin Bushfire Centre, the Centre for Renewable Energy and the National Environmental Science Program.