Media Release

28/08/2013
Visit your future at JCU
JCU’s Townsville campus will throw open its doors to the public this weekend, at its annual Open Day, and everyone is invited.

Visit your future at JCU

First published August 28, 2013

James Cook University’s Townsville campus will throw open its doors to the public this weekend, at its annual Open Day, and everyone is invited.

The day, which will be held on Saturday, August 31 this year, is an opportunity for members of the community to investigate course options, find out what it is like to study and live on campus as well as seek advice from the experts and academics about career paths.

JCU’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Sandra Harding said Open Day was a great opportunity to find out more about the Townsville campus.

“Whether you are interested in starting university, changing or furthering your career or you are simply curious about what is happening 'out at the uni', Open Day is a great day out for you and your family,” Professor Harding said.

Highlights of the day, this year being held on Saturday August 31, will include:

Hear from the experts

JCU academics are at the forefront of research and development activities around the world. JCU students have the chance to learn from expert academics who are leaders in their fields. Because JCU’s academics are at the cutting edge, many JCU lectures are based on information that hasn't even made it into textbooks yet!

Have questions answered

A range of JCU staff and academics will be available to speak with prospective students about career aspirations and the opportunities available in their chosen area of study. Attendees can take advantage of the stimulating presentations by JCU academic staff – with information, lectures and activities, including the forensic trail and hands on activities for kids and adults alike – there will be something to interest everyone.

Find a dream career

Attendees are urged take the opportunity to work their way through an online career suggestion program with the friendly staff from JCU Careers and Employment and identify career suggestions based on their skills and interests.

Campus and accommodation tours

There will be informative guides for a fascinating look at the great facilities available at JCU. These great tours will give an inside look into studying and living on campus. Tours will leave from the bus stop outside Education Central, Building 134.

Maximum of 25 people per tour – Positions will fill fast, please meet your tour guide, Andrew, prior to the tour to collect your ticket.

Tours will depart: 10.30am, 11.30am & 12.30pm

A bus will run a continuous loop of all the accommodation facilities from 1.00pm-4.00pm.

The bus will depart from the bus stop outside Education Central, Building 134.

JCU Community Market Day

More than 50 local stall holders will be present on campus for the first JCU Community Market Day coming up on Saturday, August 31.

Stall holders will offer their latest selection of handmade arts and crafts. Fresh food and other fair trade items will be for sale on the day.

Live music and other entertainment will be showcased.

Entertainment includes Timmy the Train, jumping castles, face painting, Red Bull team and DJ, Ranger Dan, a human obstacle course, mechanical bull and live music.

For advice about how to get to Open Day, whether public transport, directions from the airport to the campus or parking, please visit www.jcu.edu.au

Details:

JCU Townsville Open Day

Date: Saturday August 31, 2013

Time: 10am – 2pm

JCU Community Market Day

All day

On lawns outside the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library

JCU Media contact: Caroline Kaurila (07) 4781 4586 or 0437 028 175