UWS Day gives high school students a glimpse into university life

Date: 29/05/2009

For many students, making the decision to study at university can be a very big step. Then there's the difficult choice between courses, campuses and careers.

To make the process easier, the University of Western Sydney is inviting high school students to experience life at UWS for a day.

UWS Day, to be held on Tuesday 2 June at the UWS Campbelltown campus, is a bi-annual event which gives Year 10, 11 and 12 students the opportunity to 'put themselves in the picture' and learn what it's like to study at UWS.

More than 1500 students from over 45 high schools in the Greater Western Sydney region will participate in UWS Day.

On the day, prospective students will be able to attend a series of lectures, workshops and demonstrations that will demystify the university process and give an insight into the courses and opportunities that are available at UWS.

A highlight of the event will be the special guest presentation by NSW Deputy Police Commissioner, Dave Owens, on 'Policing: Making a difference in the community.'

Students can also learn about other career areas in presentations such as 'Life as a Psychologist' and 'So you want to be a Lawyer?'; discover the fun applications of mathematics in 'Exploring the Rubiks Cube'; and get a chance to get up close and personal with 'Slippery, Slithery Reptiles.'

Students can also gain an insight into a 'Day in the Life of a Medical Student' and, for a bit of fun, let the UWS medical students fit them with their own plaster cast.

At UWS Day, all prospective students will have the opportunity to discuss study options and courses with UWS academic staff, and hear from current students about what it is like to study at UWS.

Detailed information will also be available on UWS scholarships, Indigenous education, student support services, exchange opportunities and sporting programs.

WHAT: UWS Day (Campbelltown campus)
WHEN: Tuesday 2 June 2009
WHERE: UWS Campbelltown campus, Narellan Road, Campbelltown
MAP: http://www.uws.edu.au/campuses_structure/cas/campuses/campbelltown



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Danielle Roddick
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