Students get taste of university life at Notre Dame

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Media Release

Publication Date

Winter 26-7-2012

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia

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Homer Simpson - a pain in the buttock; To Catch a Thief - a day in the life of a forensic corporate investigator; and Sports Sciences Testing – the fastest, strongest and most powerful.

These were just some of the topics and fun presentations that students in years 10, 11 and 12 had the chance to attend as part of The University of Notre Dame Australia's A Day in the Life of a University Student in Fremantle on Friday 20 July.

Each year, Notre Dame's Fremantle Campus hosts the day which attracts high school students from across Western Australia.

"Having the opportunity to experience a day at university is an important and unique opportunity for high school students considering tertiary studies," explains Deputy Director, Admissions and Student Services, Liz Beal.

"We offer them the chance to take part in lectures and interactive activities, tour the Campus, meet academic staff and have a chat to our students.

"This day is an ideal opportunity to gain an understanding of what the transition from high school to university studies can be like."

Carine Senior High School student, Mia Lindsay, said she was keen to know more about the journalism units the University offered as her ambition is to work in the media industry as a fashion or travel writer.

She said she was excited at the prospect of learning new ways that news could be recorded by journalists and received by audiences.

"Having attended the journalism workshop at Notre Dame, I can now see just how influential the use of mobile technology is in the daily production of news bulletins and other media publications," Mia said.

The Health Sciences workshops provided a totally hands-on experience for participants. Mazenod College student, Vincent Sala-Tenna, got the chance to test his strength, stamina and 'vertical leap' when he attended the Sports Science session.

He said the day provided him with an insight into a possible future career as a personal trainer.

"Before attending the event, I was unsure of what course or pathway I needed to take in order to have career in the sports industry," Vincent said.

"It was great to know that Notre Dame has several options available for students wanting to pursue a future in Health Sciences. Overall, I really enjoyed participating in the event and learning about life as a university student."

Want to know more about life as a Notre Dame student? Then join the Notre Dame community at the 2012 Open Day Festival on Sunday 19 August from 10am. There will be plenty of interactive workshops for prospective students and loads of live entertainment for the family.

For more information, please contact the Prospective Students Office on (08) 9433 0533 or email future@nd.edu.au.

MEDIA CONTACT: Michelle Ebbs: Tel (08) 9433 0610; Mob 0408 959 138 Leigh Dawson: Tel (08) 9433 0569; Mob 0405 441 093