GUC OPEN DAY – Program



GUC throws its doors wide-open for Open Day 2017

11-2pm Saturday 19 August


Also read about the inaugural Hollomby Lecture here!
(Curtain-raiser to the GUC OPEN DAY)

GUC is throwing open its doors and welcoming the community on campus for the 2017 GUC Open Day, 11-2pm Saturday 19 August.

GUC students and academics will facilitate a range of course related activities from a trauma simulation and health checks in Nursing; turning your smartphone/tablet into a microscope to study botanical species in Environmental Science; and a career chocolate wheel and personality profile tests to explore possible education pathways through Bridging-STEPS. Come along and get involved in science experiments, arts and crafts and a story corner for Early Childhood Education, Scratch coding for Primary as well as physical education activities for Secondary years; Social Work and Psychological Science will host workshops around journaling and mindfulness, while Business and Accounting will feature problem solving and a collaborative teamwork giant Jenga game.

The Open Day will feature campus tours – including a knowledge hunt where you could win prizes, meet the tutor sessions and course information around all the courses you can choose and study at university locally. As well as the GUC team of dedicated staff, a CQUniversity Australia representative will also offer face-to-face advice on the suite of courses that you can study locally through GUC in supported and mixed mode delivery.

“GUC Open Day is our way of saying come on campus and see for yourself why 300 people are now studying locally at GUC,” Director Natalie Nelmes said.

“GUC now has more options for local students with a full suite of courses to choose from through our university partners. The options are diverse and exciting. All students benefit from the nationally renowned administrative, pastoral and academic support that GUC is now famous for!”

Other activities on the day will include the local E-Sports tournament grand final. Finalists from the regional online heats will battle it out live in an audio-visual sensorial immersive experience for the audience, with commentators, big-screen, audio and club lighting – live streamed across the internet.

The combative energy will also take to the outdoor stage with the Western Australian Debating League hosting a debate with participating students vs local politicians – with the theme centred on the benefits of regional access to university education, this is sure to be topical and riveting viewing. The main stage will also feature local musicians, Zain Laudehr and Lost & Late to keep you entertained.

Want more? There will be face painting as well as local artists doing live caricature drawings (Shah Jackey) and a community collaborative street art mural (Elle Santirelli). Local environmental groups will bring native animal displays where you could handle a snake, reptile or raptor. Search the universe with the CSIRO solar telescope and get involved in circus activities with PCYC.

In the Birndu Nyina garden you can participate in a yarning circle, creation of a sand sculpture with Marriaka Maudehr or listen to storytelling in language from guest Wajarri speaker Rosalie Jones.

There is something for absolutely everyone! The entire campus will be a hive of activities for young and old and to top it off enjoy food and drinks from local food-van vendors.

For further information please contact GUC on 9920 4400, or email