Braving the winter chill, thousands of prospective students, their families and community members turned out for Griffith University’s Open Day 2017.
The annual event on Sunday at Griffith’s Nathan, South Bank and Gold Coast campuses showcased the hundreds of degrees Griffith has to offer across Health, Business, Education, Law, Humanities, Creative Arts, Music, Sciences and Engineering.
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Engagement) Professor Martin Betts said it was the first Open Day in the Remarkable era, and the experiences at all three campuses certainly lived up to the brand.
“We look forward to translating this after last year’s good numbers to a healthy recruitment round in 2018.”
Spectators were able to get up close and personal with drones in aerial displays and learn about the new Unmanned Aerial Vehicles major in the Bachelor of Engineering.
Business student and track cyclist, Kristina Clonan was at the Griffith Sports College at the Nathan campus to talk about her Griffith University and GC2018 Sporting Excellence Scholarship.
In the Red Zone, a VR bicycle created by Griffith Sciences gave visitors a chance to take a virtual ride around the Anna Meares Velodrome, which will host track cycling at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Gold Coast visitors were able to check out top health and business facilities as well as the new Gold Coast Aquatic Centre.
Robotics and quadcopter demonstrations were a big hit as were the building fidget spinners sessions while the paramedicine workshops were well attended.
South Bank campus showcased its music and creative arts offerings with live music performances, documentary screenings, animation, games design, fine art and photography information sessions.
Academics and students discussed their knowledge and experiences at Griffith during live interviews with NOVA and SeaFM radio stations.
Visitors were able to go into the draw to win four tickets to a session of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Swimming Finals.
New in 2018
People were also able to find out more about new physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology degrees to be offered in Brisbane from 2018, as well as new degrees in social science and acting.
Double degrees were also on the agenda – giving students the option to combine business with creative and interactive media, photography, fine art or environmental science or engineering with computer science or aviation.