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UC Open Day to make the move online

Elly Mackay

29 July 2020: In line with the times, the University of Canberra will be hosting an exciting virtual Open Day for interested future students and their families.

The event on Saturday 22 August will be run in lieu of the traditional on-campus Open Day and is set to be more widely accessible than ever.

The content from all Faculties and business units will be streamed live on Saturday 22 August, and the content will remain available online until Friday 28 August, for those who are unable to make the live event.

Information sessions, virtual tours, live chats, and personalised consultations will be just some of the activities available as part of the program.

“As always, the health and safety of the entire University of Canberra community is a priority,” University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Professor Paddy Nixon said.

“By running a virtual Open Day, we can maintain social distancing measures and ensure that prospective students – regardless of where they live – can still attend and participate.”

A timetable of all the sessions can be found here.

Once registered, participants will receive individual log in credentials that will allow them to virtually visit different rooms and chat with staff and current students in both one-on-one and group formats. There will also be opportunities to learn about student life and activities at the University.

The on-campus facilities can also be viewed via the online hub and through the University’s social media channels – where there is set to be plenty of live-streamed music and performances, as well as a variety of University clubs and societies showcasing all they have to offer.

Student Support Services, accommodation providers, and the Ngunnawal Centre will also be on hand – virtually of course – to answer questions.

“UC campus life is a hive of activity and although things look slightly different at the moment, we want to ensure that students do not miss out on important aspects of the University experience,” Professor Nixon said.

“The virtual Open Day will provide a taster of all the study and extra-curricular activities available when you choose to study at the University of Canberra.”

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Canberra has been on the front foot with the roll-out of a virtual campus, and the implementation of remote learning. The virtual Open Day signifies further growth in this space.

Interested visitors, students and family members can register to attend Open Day here.

The week will be documented on the University of Canberra’s social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.