Record numbers at Melbourne Open Day

Published: Monday 10th August 2015

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Open Day at the Melbourne Campus proved to be a huge success drawing more than 11,000 visitors in a massive increase of more than 4,000 on last year.

On Sunday 9 August they enjoyed perfect weather and prospective students and their families piled into information sessions and discussed study options with ACU staff and students. There was a constant buzz across the campus with all course areas reporting high quality enquiries.

Highlights included the interactive Facebook game ACU Racer, fun and games with the crew from Nova FM, music performances,  a bungee run, smoothie cycle, mechanical bull and our most valued point of difference our wonderful, committed staff.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Craven said Open Days are not only about learning about what courses we offer – interested parties can do that online - they show off ACU’s X-factor.

“Our Open Day gives visitors and their families the opportunity to gain a better understanding of ACU. They play an important part in delivering the student recruitment plan that helps us achieve our student load. They are the largest individual student recruitment events and promotional tool for potential students,” he said.

Visitors gained an insider’s view on life at ACU by touring the campus with a current student. The 20-minute guided tours highlighted key locations for students and the guides shared their stories and experiences along the way.

The “Day in the life of a student” talks were also popular and explored all the different courses. Then there was the opportunity for visitors to talk one-on-one with experts from all our faculties.

To understand the life of a teacher, visitors stepped into a mock classroom with pre-service student teachers and looked through facilities used by arts students.

Visitors entered a ward with current students to explore the facilities and equipment used by students studying nursing, paramedicine, midwifery, occupational therapy, speech pathology and more.

The success of Open Day in Melbourne will continue across all campuses and we very much look forward to showcasing the best that ACU has to offer.

ACU Open Days 2015

Canberra, Saturday 29 August 9am - 4pm

Ballarat, Sunday 30 August 10am - 3pm

North Sydney, Saturday 5 September 8.30am - 2.30pm

Strathfield, Saturday 12 September 8.30am - 4pm

To find out more about ACU Open Day visit the website, call 1300 ASK ACU (1300 275 228) or