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Year 11 University Open Day Cheat Sheets

 

Discover what is possible at Uni Open Days. Year 11 is time to bite off more than you can chew. 

If you went to Open Days in Year 10 you will have an idea of what to expect and how to prepare. If you didn’t go last year, don’t worry. Follow the steps below.

Have fun at Open Day.

Step 1 Humanities or Science

You need to narrow down what you want to see. There is too much to see at an Open Day so if you don’t think about it before you go, you could miss out on important stuff.

Think about which direction do you want to take when you leave school? What are 3 humanities or science courses that you might be interested in?

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See a careers advisor if you do not have any idea what you want to do. 

Step 2 Which universities run the 3 courses? 

You don’t need to go to EVERY open day. If you want to have a career in medicine for example, check out what each uni has to offer, then go to the ones that interest you.

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Step 3 Check the Open Day Programs

There will be presentations planned throughout the day. The schedule will be online. Plan to go to as many information sessions as possible.

Prepare questions to ask during or after the session.

Universities have support services like First in Family to Go to Uni, or Disability Support Services or Aboriginal Support Services. Contact them and find out how they can help you to get the most from the Open Day program. 

Step 4 Go to the Open Day

  • Have your itinerary ready.
  • Go to as many information sessions as possible. Have questions ready.
  • Explore the campus and find vital information like, where are the key buildings you need, where is the library, where the student services building is.
  • There will be student guides. Ask them about the uni, the course and job prospects.
  • Talk to people. Ask questions. This is not the time to be cautious.

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