Campus News
Published: 22 November, 2012

Gifted students sample university life

About 30 Year 5 and Year 6 students –recognised gifted academically –received an early sample of university life today (22 November) at UOW.

The visit was part of the Illawarra Academically Gifted Program. Students arrived at the Hope Theatre where they received a brief overview of how the University operates.

Dr Glenn Mitchell (Faculty of Arts) then presented a lecture on the topic ‘Quack doctors and Weird, Wild and Crazy Medical Treatments’.

The students moved to the Faculty of Engineering for their next talk from Professor Gursel Alici on the topic ‘What is Engineering? Let’s Imagine the World Without Engineers’.

The UOW Environmental and Sustainable Initiatives Unit also presented a talk on ‘Environmental Initiatives: What They Mean and What UOW is Doing’.

Anita Struthers and Celeste Best presented a talk on ‘Social Networking and Communicating Online’.

The visiting students went to the Graduate School of Medicine where they got a chance to see some of the school’s laboratories and facilities. The students were under the supervision of teacher Chester Meurant. UOW student representatives hosted the school students around the campus.

Published: 22 November, 2012

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