Issue 7
Monday, 07 September 2020
Charles Darwin University
Patrick Chin and Zachariah Thorbjornsen were among students who
Patrick Chin and Zachariah Thorbjornsen were among students who "attended" the Virtual Open Day

Visitors explore CDU’s Virtual Open Day from home

By Carl Pfeiffer

People wanting to explore study opportunities at Charles Darwin University had their questions answered from the comfort of their own homes during the university’s Virtual Open Day on 23 August. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, CDU’s Virtual Open Day was held completely online for the first time.

CDU received 1709 registrations for the event, with 715 documents clicked, 438 videos viewed and a total of 442 webinar views. 

From anywhere on any device, visitors were able to access CDU’s virtual hall that housed an array of stalls providing a one-stop-shop to explore a range of study options. 

Visitors were able to watch educational videos and take part in 10-minute webinars, browse course information, take a virtual campus tour, and collect flyers in a virtual backpack. 

CDU Student Recruitment and Events manager Marissa Briston said university staff and students were available to chat live and answer any questions as part of the event. 

“This was a great opportunity to find out more about VET courses and higher education degrees, from the comfort of your own home,” she said.