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Discover Day showcases study opportunities

Taminmin College student Sam Mauner tests out CDU’s new Yamaha Disklavier Grand Piano at Year 10 Discovery Day Taminmin College student Sam Mauner tests out CDU’s new Yamaha Disklavier Grand Piano at Year 10 Discovery Day

Secondary students from across the Top End have had a taste of the study opportunities available to them at Charles Darwin University.

About 200 students from Darwin, Katherine and regional NT areas recently attended Year 10 Discovery Day at Casuarina campus to see first-hand the study options available to them.

During the event, students were introduced to tertiary subjects including nursing, trades, environmental science, midwifery, aquaculture, new media, visual arts, music, politics, history and law.

Taminmin College student Sam Mauner said he was blown away by the Yamaha Disklavier Grand Piano at CDU, which can connect to another piano of its kind via the internet.

“It’s absolutely incredible. I had no idea pianos could do that kind of thing,” Sam said.

“What I have seen today is what I always envisioned in a university and this event has been a great experience.”

CDU Student Recruitment Coordinator Tanya Weatherstone said Year 10 was an important year for students to start thinking about what study requirements were needed to attain the career they wanted.

Included in the schools attending the event were Palmerston Senior College, Taminmin College, MacKillop Catholic College, Kormilda College, NT Open Education Centre and Katherine High School. Year 10 students from the CDU Aspire Program also attended.