High school students experience uni life at UWS Day Penrith

Date: 30/10/2009

Close to 1000 high school students from some 43 high schools from across Greater Western Sydney will get a taste of university life at UWS Day, being held on Tuesday 3 November, at the University of Western Sydney's Penrith campus.

UWS Day will see students from years 11 and 12 taking part in specially-designed lectures and dozens of interactive workshops, including demonstrations showing how silicon is used to create special effects for movies, and workshops for budding musicians in recording studios.

Federal Member for Lindsay, David Bradbury MP, will officially open the event, and NSW Deputy Police Commissioner David Owens will deliver an address to students interested in pursuing a career in the police force.

A group of high achieving year 10 students from schools in the Greater Western Sydney region will also have the opportunity to take part in UWS Day, participating in a series of fun activities including an amazing race treasure hunt.

Making the choice between university courses and careers can be difficult and sometimes intimidating, but UWS Day is designed to demystify the whole process.

Students will be able to discuss study options and courses with UWS academic staff, and also hear from current students about what it's like to study at UWS.

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

WHEN: Tuesday 3 November, 9.30am start
WHERE: UWS Penrith Campus (Kingswood) O'Connell Street, Kingswood
MAP: http://www.uws.edu.au/campuses_structure/cas/campuses/penrith



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