High school students experience university life at UWS Day

On Wednesday 7th November the University of Western Sydney Penrith Campus will play host to over 1,000 students from Greater Western Sydney high schools, as they take part in the annual UWS Day.

UWS Day is designed for senior high school students who are considering university study and provides them with the opportunity to experience what life is like on a university campus. The day will include workshops, student panels, and interactive activities with academic staff and current UWS students.

At 9.45am, Assistant Treasurer and Federal Member for Lindsay, David Bradbury, will officially open UWS Day and deliver an address.

The student panels have proven to be a highlight for high school students. Current UWS students conduct an information session where the high school students are able to ask questions and hear first-hand about courses, student services, and pathways to university. The panellists also share their own journeys from high school to university and personal experiences of university.

After lunch, the high school students will then have the opportunity to attend two interactive workshops, conducted by UWS academics. There are over 50 workshops for the students to choose from and they include:

  • The Future of the Information Age and Virtual Reality
  • The Law in Action
  • Bugs, Beasts and Biomolecules
  • A Day in the Life of a Forensic Psychologist
  • Is Planning in Your Future?
  • Social Work: You Can Make a Difference

In addition to meeting current UWS staff and students, attending lectures, and participating in interactive workshops, high school students can access detailed information about scholarships, Indigenous education, student support services, international study opportunities and the admission process.

Media wishing to attend the UWS Day are encouraged to contact the UWS Media Unit to confirm arrangements.


Words: Hannah Guilfoyle

19 October 2012