2019 NSW and ACT University Open Days Calendar

Click here for a list of University Open Days in NSW and the ACT for 2019.

ConocoPhillips Science Experience

The ConocoPhillips Science Experience is a fun 3 or 4 days of science activities for Year 9 and 10 students in 2019 program year. Each program is designed to provide students who have an interest in science with an opportunity to engage in a wide range of fascinating science activities under the guidance of scientists who love their work.

The program takes place in over 35 universities and tertiary institutions, within many different laboratories and lecture theatres. Participants perform experiments in the laboratories, meet and hear senior lecturers in the lecture theatres, attend site visits and walk around and experience what it is like to be on the campus of a university or tertiary institution. More than 68,000 students have taken this rare opportunity.


November 2019

Girls Programming Network

30 November 2019, 9:00 am - 1 December 2019, 3:00 pm
The University of Sydney, Camperdown
The Girls’ Programming Network is a group of women and girls into computer science, programming and information technology. They run workshops once per school term for high school girls.
GPN teach you how to make an awesome programming project each time. We also make friends, eat pizza, and do other fun activities.
There will be heaps of tutors at GPN to teach you and help you learn at a pace that’s right for you. Our tutors are women and girls who love IT. Some tutors are uni students studying IT or other STEM areas. Others are software engineers from cool companies like Google, Atlassian, Data61 and more.
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December 2019/Janurary 2020

UNSW | Women in Engineering Breakfast
19 December 2019, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
UNSW Sydney
This is a great opportunity to hear about the UNSW Women in Engineering community and learn about the initiatives you can be involved in through UNSW’s Women in Engineering program.
You will also meet some current students, who are ready to tell you all about the engineering degrees they chose and answer your questions.
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UON | Undergraduate Info Sessions
19 December 2019, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Newcastle & Central Coast Campuses
If you have questions about studying in 2020, we are here to help.
Come on campus and talk to our team about degrees, changing preferences, scholarships, accommodation, alternative entry options and more at our Info Sessions.
There will be sessions running at multiple campuses:
• Callaghan
• Newcastle
• Central Coast
These Info Sessions are held after ATARs are released and prior to the close of change of preferences for consideration in December Round 2 so it’s perfect timing to get the advice you need to finalise your UAC application.
Knowing your ATAR means your choices may have changed. There are a variety of entry schemes and adjustment factors available to you. Talk to our admissions team who can help you understand your adjusted ATAR and your options.
If you are yet to apply and needing face-to-face advice, be sure to attend this event.
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Charles Allan Seymour Hawker Memorial Scholarship
Value: Up to $60,000
Open/Closing Dates: December 9, 2019 – January 8, 2020
The C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship is one of the most generous privately funded scholarships available to undergraduate and post-graduate students in Australia.
The C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship is available to any Australian student undertaking a three or four year course of study approved by the Trustees. Undergraduate students who have commenced their studies are also eligible to apply for the scholarship. Successful applicants can choose to study at one of the nominated Australian universities or colleges. In some instances the C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship is also offered to postgraduate students who can undertake a one year course of study at the University of Cambridge in the UK. Successful applicants are required to study at one of the following institutions:
• Australian National University – ACT
• Flinders University of South Australia – SA
• University of Adelaide (including Roseworthy Campus) – SA
• Roseworthy Residential College
• University of New England – NSW
• University of South Australia – SA
• Marcus Oldham College – VIC
• University of Cambridge – UK

Applications are open for the UN Youth Aotearoa Leadership Tour
The Aotearoa Leadership Tour is an opportunity like no other to learn about indigenous rights and culture through a two-week tour of New Zealand.
The Aotearoa Leadership Tour brings together 16 young Australians in Years 10 – 12 to explore indigenous rights, culture and reconciliation during the June/July 2020 school holidays.
It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore Australia’s relationship with its first peoples through an intercultural tour of New Zealand. The Tour focuses on the rich history and tradition of the Maori people, and the methods used to preserve this culture.
You’ll spend two weeks travelling through Wellington, Auckland, Waitangi, Rotorua and Sydney to meet and work with local communities, grassroots organisations, government representatives and NGOs at the forefront of the fight for indigenous rights.
Find out more and apply here:


UNSW Women in Engineering Camp - Applications Now Open
12-15 January, 2020
WIE Camp is a four-day residential experience at UNSW for female year 11 or 12 students to learn more about engineering and participate in hands-on workshops, industry site visits, career panels, and a networking function with professional engineers. Contact For more info and to apply.

UNSW Info Day
19 December. 10am to 3pm
Kensington Campus
Info Day is the perfect opportunity to get your last minute questions answered.
Attend lectures, explore campus and chat to academics and current students in the Advisory Centre.

Honeywell Engineering Summer School (HESS) University of Sydney
9–13 December 2019
Year: 11 (entering year 12 in 2020)
Honeywell Engineering Summer School (HESS) aims to give NSW and ACT high school students a better understanding of what engineering is and how it works in everyday life. Successful applicants will spend 5 days living at International House (I.H.) at the University of Sydney. Over the week, students will attend lectures and demonstrations at five prestigious NSW universities. They will also have the opportunity to meet and interact with professional engineers employed by government, private companies, researchers and academics in a wide range of engineering disciplines.
Please contact Engineers Australia to learn more about Honeywell Engineering Summer School.

University of Sydney | Info Day
19 December 2019, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
The University of Sydney, Camperdown
How do I plan my dream degree? What if I didn’t get the ATAR I need? Get answers to all your questions before finalising your preferences for the December Round 2 offers.
Learn more about the subject choices on offer, our unparalleled student experience and the many admission pathways into uni.


Notre Dame | Info Day
19 December 2019, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
The University of Notre Dame, Sydney
Get a taste of University life. Join us for The University of Notre Dame’s Info Day – it’s the perfect opportunity to chat with our academics, get an understanding of our course offerings and have your last-minute questions answered.
Whether you’ve already applied to study at Notre Dame or you’re still considering what you’d like to study, all prospective students are welcome to come along and find out more about the opportunities available, including mentoring and leadership programs.

Macquarie | Explore Your Options Week
16 December 2019, 8:00 am - 22 December 2019, 8:00 pm
Macquarie University, Nor At Macquarie we give you more than a week to explore your options.
Starting on Monday 16 December, through to Sunday 22 December 2019, join Macquarie Uni in their full program of tours, one-on-one consultations, enrolment support and lectures.

AFTRS | Teens Digi Animation Workshop
16 December 2019, 9:30 am - 18 December 2019, 5:00 pm
Australian Film Television and Radio School
If you’re inspired by animated films such as The Lego Movie and the Pixar library then this is the course for you. Working with an industry professional, you will learn digital animation skills to advance your animation journey.
• Dive deeper with Photoshop, After Effects, Adobe Animate, Blender and experiment with green screen animation.
• Explore 3D imaging with industry standard animation software Maya.
• Take home a copy of your work at the end of the workshop.

AFTRS | The Real Filmmaking Workshop
16 December 2019, 9:30 am - 20 December 2019, 5:00 pm
Australian Film Television and Radio School
The five-day Real Filmmaking Workshop is the number one filmmaking workshop for young people in Australia. It is an excellent opportunity to collaborate with a group of creative young people for a ‘real filmmaking experience’. You’ll work together to take a script to screen, learn how to direct actors and experience the technical elements of filmmaking including camera, lighting, sound and editing skills – all in one week.
Your group’s vision will be realised with a screening of your short film in the AFTRS theatre for parents and friends. You’ll also receive a copy of your film for future viewing.
• Explore all areas of filmmaking including scriptwriting, art direction and set design, cinematography, lighting, sound effects, directing, editing and producing.
• You will work with experienced industry tutors, professional actors and AFTRS crew.
• Work in AFTRS’ state-of-the-art film studios using professional equipment.

AFTRS | Writing a Short Film Workshop
13 January 2020, 9:30 am - 15 January 2020, 5:00 pm
Australian Film Television and Radio School
Working with an experienced screen writer, learn the art of writing a short film – from initial conception through to the development of your story. This is an intensive and rewarding course if you’re interested in creative writing, writing for the screen or if you are developing screen content as part of your HSC studies.
• Learn skills to write engaging characters and action.
• Learn skills to write compelling storylines.
• Learn how to lay out your screenplay according to industry standards using Celtx (free screenwriting software).
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AFTRS | Video Editing with Premiere Pro Workshop
16 January 2020, 9:30 am - 17 January 2020, 5:00 pm
Australian Film Television and Radio School
Are you interested in learning how to edit your own videos? This hands-on practical course will teach you the basics of editing using Adobe Premiere Pro, part of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite. It is not recommended if you already have a strong familiarity with Premiere Pro.
• Learn how to import different files, basic editing skills, and how export your video to a number of formats including web.
• Learn how to add effects, transitions, text and audio.
• Work with existing footage to explore the creative art of editing.
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Andrea Pinnock
Careers Adviser