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Come and speak to the uni that speaks for itself

Thursday, 17 July 2008

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Edith Cowan University's (ECU) Mount Lawley campus, including its famous Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) will come alive on Sunday, 27 July for the annual Open Day.

ECU's Open Day is a great opportunity for prospective students to check out ECU's state-of-the-art facilities and talk directly to staff and students about course and career advice.

'Tasting tents' will be set up on the grassed area near WAAPA's iconic Round Theatre, showcasing the study areas available. ECU staff will be on hand to explain ECU's unique entry pathways, fees, scholarships and student exchange opportunities to school leavers, parents and mature-age applicants.

There'll be a range of activities in each study area including art and fashion exhibitions, animation workshops and WAAPA performances. Try your hand at glass blowing, typing without your hands, computer games and a simulation laboratory, witness a crime or trade on our virtual stock exchange.

Information sessions will be held throughout the day offering tips and advice about making the transition to university.

Look out for competitions and give-aways on offer including a PlayStation 3, an Xbox 360, iPods, a Lenovo widescreen LCD monitor, a one month gym membership, movie passes and WAAPA tickets.

There'll be plenty of entertainment with WAAPA performances, the Nova Casanovas, contemporary performances and DJs. The Kids Zone will be buzzing with rides, circus performers, face painters and an animal farm.

ECU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kerry Cox urges anyone thinking about university to come along on the day to get a taste of campus life.

"Open Day is a fantastic opportunity for prospective students to experience more than 400 courses first-hand," he said.

"We have some exciting new courses available for 2009 including civil and electrical engineering, speech pathology, environmental science and conservation and wildlife biology."

Mount Lawley and WAAPA Open Day will be held from 11.00am to 4.00pm on Sunday, 27 July. For more information, visit www.reachyourpotential.com.au/openday.

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