Fri. Jun 14th, 2024

Around 1000 prospective students from all over the region will visit the Armidale on Friday, May 3 for UNE’s Open Day.

UNE says this year’s program is bigger than ever, with schools and business units going all out to educate, inform and entertain visitors. It includes tours and activities, across both the academic and residential precincts, and will give school students a glimpse of university life.

Prospective students will have the opportunity to meet with future lecturers, chat with current students, and see how UNE’s 70-year history can help shape their future endeavours.

Mitchell, a Year 12 student from Moree, said the cost of living in the city was the main reason he was looking at UNE and he was excited to check it all out at Open Day.

“I really want to study commerce or accounting, so I was looking at big unis in the city which offer the opportunity to intern at one of the big firms.”

“But with the cost of living in the city being so unaffordable, my wannabe accountant brain just can’t justify it!”

“UNE looks like it will deliver the same degree but much cheaper living, especially on campus, and I can get home easily,” Mitchell said.

“But I’ve never been to Armidale, so coming over for Open Day means I can check out the place.”

Campus tours will be running from 9:00 am-2 pm with shuttle buses between key locations running throughout the day. Morning tea and lunch are provided.

Executive Principal Brand Partnerships and Business Development, Anthony Smith, said that anyone considering study with UNE, whether on campus or online, is encouraged to attend.

“There’s nothing like experiencing something first-hand, and UNE’s Open Day is the perfect opportunity for people considering tertiary study to get an immersive university experience,” he said.

“Open Day is a great opportunity to see the campus, talk directly with academic staff about our diverse programs and courses, gain insider knowledge from current students, and generally learn about what UNE has to offer.

“Our unique residential system is synonymous with the UNE experience, and the colleges will be buzzing throughout the day, with activities including a barbecue breakfast, guided tours and giveaways. 

“There will also be information on UNE’s Early Entry program for school leavers, scholarships and other supports for students.

Register for the day here.

Find out more here.

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