South Australian tertiary open days are on soon…
- Flinders Open Day: Friday 10 and Saturday 11 August 9.30am to 3.30pm https://www.flinders.edu.au/study/events-key-dates/open-days
- University South Australia: Sunday 12 August 9.00am to 4.30pm http://www.unisa.edu.au/open-day
- Adelaide University: Sunday 12 August 9.00am to 4pm https://www.adelaide.edu.au/openday/
- Tabor: Saturday 11 August 10am to 3pm https://tabor.edu.au/tabor-open-day-2018
- Torrens University Australia: Sunday 12 August 10-2pm http://www.torrens.edu.au/about/events-and-workshops#Adelaide
- TafeSA Adelaide College of the Arts: Sunday 12 August 10.30 to 2.30pm https://www.tafesa.edu.au/adelaide-college-of-the-arts
- CQ University Adelaide: Thursday 30 August 3-6pm https://www.cqu.edu.au/calendar/event-items/open-day/adelaide-open-day?SQ_CALENDAR_DATE=2018-08-30
Residential Colleges also have Open Days during this weekend.
- Look at the programs to see whether any sessions would be valuable for you to attend
- Have a tour through the faculty you wish to belong to
- Collect information so that you can read it later
- Get a feel for the Uni by walking around the central areas – make sure it is a good fit for you
- Don’t try and do too much at once – this could lead to exhaustion and confusion – focus on your 5 preferences for SATAC
- Take someone else with you – parent or friend – who can be a second set of ears and eyes and give you their honest opinion
- Ask questions of the student ambassadors and staff representing the different faculties
- Go with an open mind – be prepared to accept change
- Ask about the different pathways into the program
- Look at the generalist degree that is a pathway to your chosen career – a good way to see different options in the same field.
- After the Open Day, read the glossy brochure and then look on line to see what the individual units are about to ensure that the course covers what you think it does (often they are different and lead to changes at the end of the first semester)
- Remember the universities are also businesses so they are selling you a product – be savvy about looking beyond the free pens and finding out about costs, employment rates for graduates, contact hours with tutors etc.