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Curtin opens virtual window to campus life for Open Day 2020

Media release

Prospective students wanting to learn more about Curtin’s courses and the exciting careers they lead to will be able to experience the University’s Virtual Open Day from the comfort of their own homes – anywhere in the world.

Curtin Virtual Open Day

Registered participants will learn about the different study areas, go on a virtual campus tour, live chat with Curtin academics and students about courses, and get support from Curtin’s student advisors.

The event will include presentations from guest speakers Maggie Dent, one of Australia’s leading parenting authors and educators who will be discussing how to thrive at university; and Julian Pace, Founder of Happiness Co, who will explain the importance of breaking out of the box of ‘fitting in’ and embracing your true self.

Curtin University Corporate Relations Vice-President Ms Valerie Raubenheimer said the COVID-19 pandemic has allowed the University to explore new, innovative ways of delivering large-scale events virtually.

“Curtin’s Open Day is the University’s largest annual event, attracting thousands of visitors to our Perth campus each year. While it isn’t possible to fully recreate the buzzing atmosphere of our traditional Open Day, it is still important to create an engaging experience to excite and inspire prospective students and their parents,” Ms Raubenheimer said.

“Some of the key activities include a backstage view of a real art studio and a visual art demonstration by lecturer and muralist Depish Prasad, as well as the ‘STEM like a girl’ presentation, where participants can hear from inspiring female engineering students and alumni about how they are excelling in their careers.

“We look forward to connecting with prospective students and other visitors from around the world for this year’s Virtual Open Day and hope that everyone has an informative, entertaining and memorable experience.”

Other interactive activities include a Q&A session with esteemed panellists who will discuss why a camel start-up is better than a unicorn for budding entrepreneurs, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Curtin Go Global information session where students will share their international adventures at one of Curtin’s international campuses.

Curtin’s Virtual Open Day will be held on Sunday, September 13 from 10am to 3pm. Registered participants will also go in the draw to win an Apple pack, including a MacBook Air and watch.

Further information, including a full program and registration details, can be found online here.