Cairns Open Day a great success
James Cook University in Cairns welcomed more than 4,000 people to its annual Open Day on Sunday (26 August) as locals, along with visitors from interstate and overseas, explored the campus and considered their study and career plans.
“We had a perfect Cairns winter’s day to welcome visitors and lots to show them,” Vice Professor Sandra Harding said.
Professor Harding said University staff were kept busy all day with questions about the range of courses offered, and the different paths to university study.
The aquarium, simulated hospital wards and the Internet of Things displays were popular attractions, along with hands-on activities including DIY palaeontology and virtual reality.
“Since last year’s Open Day we’ve completed $64.5M worth of construction,” Professor Harding said.
“Many visitors were keen to visit the John Grey Hall of Residence, which is our first on-campus accommodation, and across campus we recently opened our new research building for the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine.
“Open Day is our biggest event of the year. Thanks to everyone who visited, and all the staff and students who gave their time and expertise, to make our 2018 Open Day a great success,” Professor Harding said.