UNSW Sydney will open its doors on Saturday to help potential students learn about a wide range of degree and career options, as well as scholarships and amazing opportunities to study abroad.

UNSW Open Day is one of the biggest dates on the University calendar and this year will showcase the experiences that can shape the future of all students, whatever subject they choose to study.

Around 35,000 people are expected to visit and take part in more than 300 activities happening across the Kensington and Paddington Campuses, including a flight simulator, physiology test and jewellery workshop – and to see the University’s world-class facilities in action.

By registering online and turning up on the day, attendees will also be entered into a competition to win the ultimate UNSW study prize, worth $5,000. The prize includes a Macbook Pro, $1,000 STA travel voucher, one year’s UNSW Gym membership, Beats Studio3 wireless headphones, UNSW hoodie, socks and sportswear and UNSW Bookshop, Boost Juice and Guzman Y Gomez vouchers.

“We are always incredibly excited in the build-up to Open Day, the entire UNSW community bands together to showcase the UNSW experience. You can’t help but be inspired by the enthusiasm of our academics and students,” Chris Lewis, UNSW’s Head of Partnerships (Onshore) said.

“We often get asked how to approach an Open Day. We always recommend that prospective students chat with an academic in their area of interest at our Advisory Centre and sit in on a few mini-lectures to find out more about the courses on their shortlist.

“They can also explore our faculties and facilities, there are lots of great hands-on experiences that you can check out on the day.

“Plus, we have student ambassadors from every course working on the day – look out for them in bright yellow shirts – who will be delighted to chat about their experiences at UNSW.”

Potential students will also be able to talk to current staff about scholarships, exchange programs, career development, accommodation, student clubs and much, much more.

There is so much to see and do that there’s even a UNSW Open Day app that can be downloaded to make sure all visitors have a successful, informative and fun day.

UNSW Open Day 2019 highlights include:FLIGHT SIMULATOR Try your hand at flying a plane. Jump into the cockpit of our purpose-built flight simulator and take the controls for a thrilling trip over the stunning Sydney skyline.SUNSWIFT SOLAR CAR DISPLAYSee the UNSW Sunswift solar car that set a Guinness World Record in 2018 for a solo journey across Australia for the lowest energy consumption by an electric car.

PHYSIOLOGY FITNESS TESTSCome along and test your jump height and grip strength while chatting to exercise physiology ambassadors.CAREER MATCH-MAKINGFind your perfect career match with the Arts & Social Sciences Match-Making Game to help students choose a degree and career that they love. Find out which careers suit your personality type best.ROBOT LAWJoin leading tech law academic, Professor Lyria Bennett Moses, to learn about the increasing involvement of automated systems in legal practice. Explore how legal issues arise with new technology as we consider the question, ‘Can robots be lawyers?’PAN FOR GOLDSee how it was done in days gone by, with a chance to walk away with real gold!JEWELLERY WORKSHOPCatch the free shuttle bus to our Paddington campus to see Art & Design’s jewellery workshop in action as students work on their projects. Discover the traditional and contemporary jewellery-making tools and equipment our students use to realise a range of functional and conceptual object design outcomes.PETROL PUMP CHALLENGETest your pumping prowess and win prizes by trying out pumps made by first-year Engineering students.LUMINOCITYExplore inspiring work and models by UNSW Built Environment students and discover the processes involved in bringing these ideas to life.WORLD OF BUSINESSStep into your future office on the Globe Lawn and meet a Business School student mentor to give you an insight into life as a Business School student - plus find out how you can accelerate your career from your first day of class.

The full Open Day program is available at www.openday.unsw.edu.au. Events start on Saturday 7 September from 9am and will continue through to 4pm. An express bus service will be running every 15 minutes from Eddy Avenue (Stand D) at Central Station to UNSW’s Kensington Campus all day. To register – and be in with a chance of winning the $5,000 Ultimate UNSW Study prize – visit the Open Day website which will also give you updates and reminders. Or simply turn up on the day.


Neil Martin