Port Macquarie - Open Day

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

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Why Port Macquarie?

It’s sunny, it’s buzzy, it’s got surf – and it’s home to the newest Charles Sturt University campus. Which all makes Port Macquarie a very sweet study spot.

Located on the mid-north coast of New South Wales (NSW), Port Macquarie (shortened to ‘Port’ by locals) is a uni student’s dream. Port is vibrant, multicultural and exciting, with plenty to see and do. The laid-back coastal city has a ‘no worries’ attitude and a friendly, welcoming community.

As far as campuses go, Port Mac is brand spankin’ new. Our first intake of students was in March 2012 and we haven’t looked back since. It was an exciting time, because it represented a new chapter for us (and our students) – our first coastal campus. It gave students from inland and regional areas the chance to study near the beach, and local students the option to access world-class higher education in their own backyard.

Port Macquarie Open Day highlights

  • Take our paramedicine and ambulance simulation tour.
  • Get involved in a panel discussion at with local business experts
  • Find out how you can create a world worth living in with our social work and human services courses.
  • Tour our state-of-the-art exercise and sports science labs.
  • Free stuff – food, competitions, giveaways.

What’s happening on campus

Morning session - 10am-12pm

  • General Information
    EventTime
    Campus tour 10am
    Student life – clubs, sport and events10.30am
    Charles Sturt Advantage10.30am
    Campus tour 11am
    Participation and admission pathways11.30am
    Parent information session11.30am
    Accommodation tour11.30am
    Accommodation tour12pm
    Succeeding at university12pm
  • Arts and Education
    EventTime
    Social work and human services: empower people to reach their potential10.30am
    Teaching and education: get ready to make a real difference in the lives of others11am
    Communication and creative industries: telling compelling stories through new technologies12pm
  • Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences
    EventTime
    Business: face the challenges and opportunities of our disruptive world10am
    Business industry panel: exploring the opportunities for business careers in regional areas11am
    Equal before the law: studies in criminal justice, public safety and security, and law11.30am
  • Science
    EventTime
    Faculty of Science: our courses, study options and regional focus10.30am
    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
    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
    Tour: environmental science and outdoor recreation laboratory 12pm
    Exercise and sports science facilities open to visitors (self drive to Munster Street campus)11am-1pm
    Allied health facility open to visitors (self drive to Munster Street campus)11am-1pm

Afternoon session - 12-2pm

  • General Information
    EventTime
    Student panel12.30pm
    Student life – clubs, sport and events12.30pm
    Accommodation tour12.30pm
    Accommodation tour 1pm 
    UAC explained1.30pm
    Participation and admission pathways1.30pm
    Accommodation tour1.30pm
  • Arts and Education
    Event Time
    Social work and human services: empower people to reach their potential12.30pm
    Teaching and education: get ready to make a real difference in the lives of others1pm
    Theology: discover what makes our courses biblically rich, vocational and integrated with practical experience1.30pm
    Communication and creative industries: telling compelling stories through new technologies1.30pm
  • Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences
    EventTime
    Accounting and financial planning: supporting financial sustainability in our communities12.15pm
    Equal before the law: studies in criminal justice, public safety and security, and law1.45pm
  • Science
    EventTime
    Exercise and sports science facilities open to visitors (self drive to Munster Street campus)11am-1pm
    Allied health facility open to visitors (self drive to Munster Street campus)11am-1pm
    Exercise, sport and nutrition sciences: start your career in a fast-paced, diverse industry12.30pm
    Science: why our science grads get jobs1pm
    Tour: paramedicine simulation centre and ambulance1pm
    Animal and veterinary sciences: careers in animal science, equine science, veterinary science and veterinary technology1.30pm
    Sustainability: explore environmental career opportunities – and create a world worth living in1.30pm

Find your way around

Printable maps

Map of Port Maquarie campus

Event parking - Car Park 1

Expo hub - Back of Building 801

Info sessions - Back of Building 801

Welcome tent - Front of Building 801

Where to stay

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

Getting to campus

flight Airlines

Port Macquarie is serviced by two airlines. It takes one hour to fly to Port Macquarie from Sydney, and one hour from Brisbane.

Qantas
Virgin

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You can catch a train or bus through Transport NSW.

Regional trains and coaches

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You can drive from:

Sydney to Port Macquarie in five hours.
Brisbane to Port Macquarie in seven hours.

Estimate your journey by using Google Maps.

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