Open Day: Start here, go far

It is that time of year, when year 12 students are more sleep deprived than usual and the question "What are you doing after school?" is echoing across high schools.

It is that time of year, when year 12 students are more sleep deprived than usual and the question "What are you doing after school?" is echoing, unanswered, across high schools statewide, writes Ashley Kopp in the Sydney Morning Herald.

The third-year media (communications and journalism) student says next month's UNSW Open Day will help answer such questions, as well as giving prospective students a taste of campus life.

"Open day 2008 was when I first approached the main walkway at UNSW and thought, 'Wow. That's a lot of stairs'.

"Burning calves aside, open day planted seeds for many things to come - an internship, a Media Society membership and an exchange to Britain.

"So, grab an event bag and map at open-day headquarters and wind your way through the dozens of events happening across campus," Kopp advises.

First-year arts/law student Stamatina Theodorakopoulos adds it's a good idea to come early and bring a buddy.

"Check out the main library so you know what resources the university provides and you are familiar with the system when university starts.

"I went to the exchange office and spoke to people there about my options for studying overseas and they were really helpful with that and the language options for my degree - definitely worth checking out before you start studying. Do a campus tour and talk to students."

What: UNSW Open Day 2011
When: 9am-4pm, 3 September
Where: Kensington Campus

For more information, visit the Open Day website.

Media contact: Leilah Schubert | UNSW Media Office | 02 93853107