Imagine combining the excitement of simulated lava eruptions with virtual surgery and procedures or the opportunity to save the world from toxic waste.
JCU Open Day had all of the above and more. Visitors learnt how to safely inject patients or print key tags with a 3D printer. They saw baby Irukandji jellyfish firsthand and discussed how Forensic Archaeologists examine synthetic casts of human bones.
The doors were open to prospective students at both JCU Cairns and JCU Townsville campuses over the past two weekends.
Locals and visitors from interstate and overseas explored the campuses, participated in hands-on activities and considered their study plans and future careers.
Visitors enjoyed accessing JCU’s world-class facilities such as the JCU eduQuarium in Cairns and the JCU Science Place in Townsville. They benefitted from presentations related to each study area and were able to speak one-on-one with lecturers who are leaders in their field.
In between participating in a fossil dig and joining the campus tours, visitors could get up close and personal with exotic animals.
For those wanting to live on campus, the day provided a great opportunity to explore accommodation options.
JCU Open Day was a great success and provided an opportunity to showcase JCU and the student experience. The energy and participation of everyone involved was fantastic and we are already looking forward to JCU Open Day 2019!