High school students get a taste for university life

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Winter 21-7-2010

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney Campus

Publication Place



Over 200 high school students experienced ‘Uni life’ last week at The University of Notre Dame Australia’s annual ‘A Day in the Life’ event.

Prospective students from years 10, 11 and 12 took tertiary education for a test drive - attending lecture sessions and classes on both the Broadway and Darlinghurst Campuses. Students took the chance to learn about children’s literacy, contract law, acute care in nursing, practical and persuasive communication in business and many other topics. The School of Nursing also held practical tutorials on how to take a patient’s blood pressure in one of the University’s simulated wards.

The event also gave visitors the opportunity to meet with academics and current students.

Manager of Admissions and Prospective Students, Demelza Haines, said it was exciting to see so many high school students getting a taste for university life.

A Day in the Life’ is a fantastic way for prospective students to get a feel for University and a good insight for those who are still deciding if this is the path they want to take. It also offers an opportunity for students to find out what each course has to offer.

“This was a really positive and fun experience for everyone and we were pleased with the strong attendance. Students were buzzing with questions about Notre Dame life and really enjoyed what we had to offer,” said Ms Haines.

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