Bathurst - Open Day

Explore what university is really like with hands-on workshops, information sessions and tours.

213 days to go!

Why Bathurst?

Old and new. Arts and ag. Cars and culture. Bathurst has everything. Which makes for a dynamic place to study.

Located on the banks of the Macquarie River in the Central Tablelands, Bathurst is way more than a just your average ‘country town’. In fact, Bathurst isn’t even a town. It’s a city –a thriving one.

Here in Bathurst you’ll have access to the very best of city living with the benefits of a regional lifestyle. You’ll find restaurants, bars, cafés, festivals, museums, galleries, wineries – everything you look for in a city, you’ll find right here in Bathurst (minus the hefty price tag).

Bathurst Open Day highlights

  • Get hands-on with our VR gear, cameras, microphones, green screen and TV studio equipment.
  • Find out how you could service the oral health needs of regional Australia.
  • Peak behind the curtain as our 2nd year theatre media students rehearse their next show.
  • Free stuff – food, competitions, giveaways.

What’s happening on campus

Morning session - 10am-12pm

  • General Information
    EventTime
    Campus tour 10am
    Charles Sturt Advantage 10.30am
    Student life – clubs, sports and events10.30am
    Student wellbeing11am
    Campus tour 11am
    Parent information session11.30am
    Participation and admission pathways11.30am
    Succeeding at university12pm
    Campus tour 12pm
  • Arts and Education
    EventTime
    Social work and human services: empower people to reach their potential10.30am
    Tour: explore the creative hub (including TV studio), Ponton Theatre and production building10.45am
    Teaching and education: get ready to make a real difference in the lives of others11am
    Theology: discover what makes our courses biblically rich, vocational and integrated with practical experience11.30am
    Communication and creative industries: telling compelling stories through new technologies12pm
    Media gallery: view videos and creative work produced by our communication and creative industries studentsAll day 
    Play space: get hands-on with our VR gear, cameras, microphones, green screen and TV studio equipmentAll day 
    Behind the scenes: sneak peek of our 2nd-year theatre media students rehearsing their next showAll day 
    On air: 2MCE live radio broadcastAll day
  • Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences
    EventTime
    Business information session10am
    Tour: engineering 10am
    Bachelor of Computer Science and Bachelor of Information Technology information session10.45am
    Business industry panel: exploring the opportunities for careers in regional areas11am-12pm
    Bachelor of Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Public Safety and Security and Bachelor of Laws information session11.30am
    Tour: engineering 12pm
  • Science
    EventTime
    Faculty of Science: our courses, study options and regional focus10.30am
    Tour: nursing simulation centre10.30am
    Medicine: introducing the Joint Program in Medicine with Charles Sturt University and Western Sydney University11am
    Faculty of Science: discover your path to the career your want11am
    Agriculture: find your place in the future of Australia's agricultural industry11.30am
    Tour: exercise and sport science laboratories and facilities11.30am
    Postgraduate study and innovative research opportunities in the Faculty of Science11.30am
    Nursing: discover endless career opportunities – locally and globally12pm
    Rural and allied health careers: make a real difference to rural communities12pm

Afternoon session - 12-2pm

  • General Information
    EventTime
    Student life – clubs, sport and events12.30pm
    Student panel 12.30pm
    Student wellbeing1pm
    Campus tour 1pm 
    Living on campus 1pm
    UAC explained 1.30pm
  • Arts and Education
    Event Time
    Social work and human services: empower people to reach their potential 12.30pm
    Tour: explore the creative hub (including TV studio) and the 2MCE radio station 12.45pm
    Teaching and education: get ready to make a real difference in the lives of others 1pm
    Communication and creative industries: telling compelling stories through new technologies 1.30pm
    Media gallery: view videos and creative work produced by our communication and creative industries students All day 
    Play space: get hands-on with our VR gear, cameras, microphones, green screen and TV studio equipment All day 
    Behind the scenes: sneak peek of our 2nd year theatre media students rehearsing their next show All day 
    On air: 2MCE live radio broadcast All day
  • Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences
    EventTime
    Business information session 12.15pm
    Accounting and financial planning information session 1pm
    Bachelor of Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Public Safety and Security, Bachelor of Laws information session 1.45pm
    Tour: engineering  1pm
    Successful career planning: how the Bachelor of Business (Industry Professional Practice) can you set you up for the future of business 1-2pm
  • Science
    EventTime
    Exercise, sport and nutrition sciences: start your career in a fast-paced, diverse industry 12.30pm
    Dentistry: servicing the oral health needs of rural and regional Australia 12.30pm
    Science: why our science grads get jobs 1pm
    Tour: paramedicine simulation centre and ambulance 1pm 
    Animal and veterinary sciences: careers in animal science, equine science, veterinary science and veterinary technology 1.30pm
    Sustainability: explore environmental career opportunities – and create a world worth living in 2pm

Find your way around

Printable maps

Event parking - Off Mitchell Dr

Expo hub - Building 1413

Information desk - End of Mitchell Dr

Info sessions - Building 1411

Welcome tent - End of Mitchell Dr

Where to stay

Travelling to Open Day in Bathurst? We’ve got you sorted. Explore some of the affordable accommodation options on offer.

Getting to campus

flight Airlines

Bathurst is serviced by 1 airline. It takes 40 mins to fly to Bathurst from Sydney.

Regional Express (REX)

directions_railway Trains or Bus

You can catch a train or bus through Transport NSW

Regional trains and coaches

directions_car Car

By your car you can drive:

Sydney to Bathurst in 3 hours
Canberra to Bathurst in 3.5 hours

Estimate your journey by using Google Maps

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