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Virtual open day 2020: how to get the most out of yours

Discovering everything that’s possible at a university… all from the comfort of your own home. Sound good? Well, that’s exactly where a virtual university open day comes in.

And guess what? Charles Sturt is hosting a virtual Open Day.

Let’s break down what it looks like and how to make the most of your virtual experience.

What is a virtual open day?

A Charles Sturt virtual open day brings all the experiences you associate with an on-campus event into your home. At a Charles Sturt on-campus open day you’d attend presentations about undergraduate and online courses you’re interested in. You’d take a tour of the facilities to see where you’d put your learning into practice. View the accommodation options if you were keen on living on campus. Discover the social side of Charles Sturt and all the support that you can tap into (like scholarships).

Well, that’s all available virtually!

You can drop-in on info sessions, take video tours of campuses and their facilities, and chat online to uni reps who can answer all your questions.

Think of it as an online open day, with the only real difference between a virtual open day and an on-campus one being that you can turn up to a virtual open day in your PJ’s!

How does a virtual open day work?

When you sign up for a Charles Sturt online open day, you’ll get some personal login details. This is your passport to the open day portal.

Once inside you’ll be in the ‘lobby’, where you can see everything that’s on offer during the day. You’ll be able to view presentations on course areas you’re interested in. From ag to arts, business to border management, comms to computing, dentistry to digital media, engineering to education (you get the idea), Charles Sturt University has a course to get you where you want to go.

You can get the lowdown on everything.

  • Admission pathways
  • Library services
  • Living on campus
  • Scholarships
  • Social clubs
  • Support services

Plus, we’ll be running workshops to help you find career opportunities that align with your passions and fire your imagination.

What’s more, you can take a virtual tour of our campuses, facilities and accommodation.

Top tips for getting the most out of your event

When it comes to getting all you need to make your next step, open days are where it’s at. Here are a few ideas to ensure you get the maximum benefit from yours.

  • Check out the program before the big day. That way you can plan which sessions you’d like to tap into, so you don’t miss a thing.
  • Take advantage of the ‘digital swag bag’. We’ll have loads of downloads that you can add to your bag so you can read them at your leisure offline.
  • Attend more than one virtual open day  – so you won’t miss a thing!
  • Bring your questions along and get them answered in live chats with academics and uni reps.

Where can I book a spot for virtual open day?

Jump online and secure your place now. The website is live, the program is ready to view, and your personal login is just a couple of clicks away.