2 July 2008: Australian Catholic University (ACU) Melbourne campus launches its first ever 'try before you buy' University Experience day for current year 12 students on 7 and 8 July.
The University Experience program offers students as well as non-recent school leavers the opportunity to experience the degree of their choice and interact with many of the ACU staff. Already, hundreds of students from across Victoria have signed up to the interactive sessions in the hope of deciding their future career direction.
Head of ACU’s School of Education Associate Professor Sue McNamara said the program is a fantastic opportunity for anyone thinking of going to university. “Participants get to see firsthand what it’s like to study a bachelor’s degree in areas like education, nursing, business, arts, exercise science, psychology or theology.”
“The program enables participants to experience our facilities, meet lecturers and see if the course and the career path they were considering is really what they want to do,” said Associate Professor McNamara. “The level of personal interaction with staff during University Experience is typical of ACU’s close knit community.”
Practical sessions include:
- Experience Teaching
- Study of the Mind: Psychology
- Business Skills
- Primary Teaching
- Study of the Mind: Counselling
- Business Careers
- Experience Nursing: Resuscitation
- Experience Midwifery: Anatomy
- Exercise Science: Sport Testing
- Arts: Get Animated
- Working with Youth
- Music in All Keys
- Exercise Science: Beat the Best
- Arts: Behind the Scenes
- Creative Writing: Winning the ‘Booker’ Prize
- Exploring World Religions
- A Helping Hand: Careers and Study Skills
- A Helping Hand: VTAC and Student Life
Participants will also be provided with information on relaxation techniques, how to apply to university, and career pathway options. Lunch will also be provided. The program is the same for both days.
Students can register for University Experience online: http://www.acu.edu.au/universityexperience
When: 7 & 8 July 2008, 9.30am – 3.30pm
Where: ACU Ballarat (St. Patrick’s)
115 Victoria Pde, Fitzroy
Australian Catholic University (ACU) - established as Australia’s only Catholic, national, publicly funded university - is open to all. The University empowers its students and staff with a strong sense of social responsibility and concern for the moral and ethical dimensions of their study and their professional and personal lives.