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Study with peacocks
Education, sport events, art displays, and competitions. What more could you want from a University? On Sunday the 14th August 2016 the University of Western Australia (UWA) offers the chance to explore the University campus, study opportunities, as well as have some fun as part of their Open Day.
Nestled beside the Swan River, the limestone and sandstone buildings of Crawley campus are each points of interest in their own right. Winthrop Hall is an iconic feature of the University, built in Romanesque revival style. Other attractions include the Sunken Garden, Tropical Grove and Reflection Pool. The grounds are also home to a number of glamorous peafowl donated to the University by the Perth Zoo back in 1975.
Explore the historic and picturesque Crawley campus grounds by foot or take a guided tram tour. The thirty minute guided campus tours run throughout the day, leaving every hour from the Reid Library car park. Tours of UWA's architectural landmarks will take you on an hour long journey through Winthrop Hall, including the Senate Room and a climb up the tower, followed by a visit to Hackett Hall, the Sunken Garden and the New Fortune Theatre. The architectural landmarks tours depart from the Visitors Centre at 12 PM and 2 PM.
UWA is an internationally recognised institute with a hard earned reputation in research, graduate employment rates, and international academic rankings. If you are looking for a solid education, UWA merits serious consideration. Stalls with educational information will be available on the day with opportunities to discuss career opportunities and qualifications with faculty staff. Find your area of interest at the Future Students Hub on James Oval.
In 2015, Shanghai Jiao Tong University's internationally recognised Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UWA as 87th in the world. A number of UWA's subject areas have ranked in the QS World University Rankings top 50. Namely, the top ranking subjects are Civil and Structural Engineering, Mineral and Mining Engineering, Agriculture and Forestry, Psychology, Earth and Marine Sciences, and Anthropology.
It is not all so serious. A range of family-friendly activities are happening that will keep the whole clan happy. Live music and performances will be happening throughout the day. There will also be children's rides, a petting zoo, face painting and an arts and craft zone. For the slightly older or more cultured, take a wander through the Edward de Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum and Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.
For those medically inclined, the Open Day has opportunities to learn the art of making plaster casts for broken bones and suturing (sewing) up surgical wounds. The Clinical Teaching and Education Centre, also known as CTEC offer a fun and interactive laparoscopic surgical equipment display where the computer gamers out there might just be able to show off their prowess.
The residential colleges run by UWA will also be open for tours through the main reception of each college. UniHall is even serving up a free Open Day breakfast between 9–10am. Register to attend by following this link
Get down to the UWA Open Day between 10 AM and 4 PM on August 14th if you are considering studying, or even if you are simply looking for a Sunday fun day. The beauty of the campus is also makes it a popular wedding venue, just in case you have an ulterior motive for going to the Open Day. The full program for the Open Day is available here
For help navigating the campus, download the free aptly named app, Lost on Campus, Australia's biggest campus mapping app and select 'UWA' when setting up the preferences.