UTAS opens for potential students

Hundreds of potential students are more certain about their education options after the University of Tasmania held its open day.

On a sunny but chilly day, northern Tasmanian residents wandered around the Newnham and Inveresk campuses to get an insight into life at the university.

UTAS executive director of marketing Pat Freeland-Small said the turnout was positive

Lecturers and staff members were available to discuss courses on offer. 

“We’ve had potential students across the campus checking out facilities across all disciplines,” he said. 

The Australian Maritime College’s world-class facilities were also open for inspection, with students demonstrating an abandon ship survival exercise. 

Mr Freeland-Small said about 70 per cent of university students attended an open day prior to enrolling.

UTAS will hold an Inveresk open day on Sunday from noon to 3pm.