See who you can become at the University of Melbourne Open Day

Students with Barry the Bear at a previous Open Day.
Students with Barry the Bear at a previous Open Day. Image: University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne will welcome aspiring students and their families to the Parkville and Southbank campuses on Sunday 21 August for the first on-campus Open Day in three years.

Prospective students can explore the distinctive benefits of studying at the University through more than 300 activities including workshops, discussion panels and guided tours.

Visitors will also have access to the University’s museums and galleries such as Science Gallery Melbourne, performance spaces, and research laboratories including the Telstra Creator Space, where student designs and prototypes are brought to life with industry-grade equipment.

At the Student Experience Hub on the Parkville campus, aspiring students can learn about scholarships, admissions and the University’s Special Entry Access Scheme, speak to current students about their experience and explore the diverse range of clubs and societies.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and families can speak with current students about their experience at Murrup Barak, the Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development on the Parkville campus, or at the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development on the Southbank campus.

Activities from across the event program will showcase the University of Melbourne curriculum in action, giving prospective students a taste of practical skills like how to perform a health check, examine a witness, perform CPR on a pet, learn a language in 15 minutes, or learn about the science of making beer and wine.

On the Southbank campus visitors can attend open classes, performances and demonstrations from across disciplines including film, dance and digital production design.

Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty will introduce a special session at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (a joint venture between the University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital), where visitors will learn about the Institute’s infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance and healthcare associated infections research and teaching activities.

The Melbourne Accommodation apartments and historic Residential Colleges will be open to explore, and visitors will be available to speak to current students about their living experience.

Complementing the on-campus activities is a suite of pre-recorded videos, now available on the Open Day website, on topics such as study options, career pathways, scholarships and student life.

University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Professor Duncan Maskell said the University is looking forward to welcoming students and their families to the University’s Open Day.

“I’m delighted that for the first time in three years, we are able to invite the community onto our Parkville and Southbank campuses to experience life at the University of Melbourne,” Professor Maskell said.

“Open Day is a great opportunity for students to tour our campuses and see firsthand the facilities and amenities, and find out more information about the courses they’re interested in. We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone to the University this Sunday.”

To register for Open Day, visit the dedicated Open Day website.