A message from the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Greg Craven.
I’m often asked why our graduates are so highly sought after by employers. I believe it’s because we strive to empower our students to think critically and to be guided by principles of justice and equity, while gaining the skills and being inspired to bring about change in their community, profession and industry to serve the common good.
Our students and graduates redefine success. They are not only industry ready professionals, equipped to make their mark in their chosen field, they are ready to help build a better world for the future of humanity.
That’s because ACU engages the Catholic intellectual tradition to foster a learning environment where students develop their unique gifts through reflection, service and intellectual inquiry.
Engaging the Catholic intellectual tradition, where faith and reason are in dialogue, allows us to offer students world class degrees with a difference. Our Catholic tradition enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that leads to professional success and personal fulfilment.
Our students are challenged to engage in the world and become men and women in the service of others, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the community. These values are at the core of ACU’s identity, binding members of the community across diverse backgrounds, faiths, cultures and traditions.
Another of the University’s great strengths is our partnerships with industry. We work closely with organisations in healthcare, education, social services, law and business to understand the changing workplace requirements, and to provide relevant, practical experience for those undertaking work placements. This assists us in tailoring our degrees so our students have the necessary skills to take them into the workforce and beyond.
Open Day is often the first time prospective students will step on to our campuses and see or experience first hand these things that set ACU apart.
On 28 July, our Open Day season commenced at the McAuley at Banyo Campus in Brisbane. By all accounts the day was a great success, with more than 2400 prospective students touring our facilities, asking questions and meeting both ACU staff and current students.
During August and September, our campuses in Ballarat, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney and Strathfield will also welcome thousands of visitors.
Staff across our campuses will be on hand to answer questions about undergraduate and postgraduate courses, early entry options, overseas study opportunities and alternative entry.
All staff are welcome to volunteer and provide support and assistance at Open Days across our campuses. Staff can register their interest in volunteering by completing this registration form.