Fantastic weather and a range of activities attracted crowds of curious prospective students and community members to Bond University’s Open Day on August 19, 2012.
The public were able to sit behind the bar in the full-scale electronic moot court, discover the state-of-the-art multi-media learning centre and explore the science and anatomy labs in the Faculty of Health Science and Medicine, only to name a few of the exciting options.
Executive Director of Marketing, Recruitment and Partnerships Valerie Runyan said Open Day was a great success and that showcasing the University to the community marks one of the biggest days in the University’s events calendar.
“We were thrilled to see prospective students and their families on campus exploring all that the University has to offer,” she explained.
“Guests were able to discuss study options directly with our professors and engage in study area relevant activities,” said Ms Runyan.
Highlights from the day included Wallabies great Tim Horan and the Queensland Reds hosting a game of ball passing skills followed by an interactive question-and-answer sessions about their own career paths.
My Restaurant Rules star and Bachelor of Environmental Science student, Simon Grigalius, was also on hand to share his passion for local produce and sustainable food by presenting a student cooking class.
His demonstration focused on quick, easy and healthy recipes that students can cook for themselves and their friends using fresh, locally-grown ingredients.
Ms Runyan said this year’s Open Day focused on showcasing the study areas available but also showing how Bond engages with the community.
“This year’s Open Day was a great success and it was amazing to see the whole community on campus experience everything on offer.”