Cartwheel - Special Edition: Open Day Guide

Chances are if you’re in Year 11 or 12 this year, you’ve already heard our careers team talk to death about it, but it bears repeating: If you’re thinking of going to university, or pursue any kind of tertiary education, you need to attend an open day. Multiple even! It’s the easiest way to experience the campus, not only in terms of what courses they provide, but also the setting and community. You get the chance to talk to all kinds of students and faculty to see if it’s the place for you. This isn’t even mentioning the food and fun activities they hold on the day!

That being said, getting to all of this can be an absolute pain. From the crowds and traffic to the tight timetables and sprints across campus, these universities don’t make it easy for you to make the most of your day there. Take it from me, someone who not only attended three different open days across four campuses, but also multiple tours, course seminars, work showcases, and one too many over-priced food stalls. It’s a lot to juggle. So, whether you’ve been to one before, or looking to avoid some first time pitfalls, allow me to take you through the dos and don’ts of university open days.

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