University open day swamped

Ilee Sannholm and Matt Steer make the most of the CQ University Open Day.
Ilee Sannholm and Matt Steer make the most of the CQ University Open Day. Max Fleet

HUNDREDS of prospective students turned up for the Bundaberg CQUniversity Open Day on Saturday to get a feel for tertiary life.

The event organisers expected about 200 guests but the number was blown out of the water with more than 400 people going along.

A university spokesperson said that, as usual, accounting, nursing and business were the most popular areas of interest. The university’s newest program, law, also received plenty of attention with the lure of a legal career attracting many prospective students.

Information booths were open all day and there were plenty of activities to entertain.

A tour of the campus was held and many people enjoyed a flying start to their degree with the aviation simulator.

The littlies were also preparing for their future with entertainment provided including face painting, a movie and a jumping castle.

The university’s nursing lecturers and students made sure everyone was healthy with a free blood pressure test and a tour of the school’s health department facilities.

Students and staff from every faculty were available to answer questions about every degree offered through the university and interested Bundaberg residents kept them busy.

Alumni of the university were also welcome to swing by to find out about the resources available to them, the events they were invited to and to speak to many of the lecturers who got them though their degrees.

All CQUni alumni are encouraged to stay involved with their school.

For more information about the university, visit CQUniversity's website or phone 4930 9000.

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