Year 12 students given opportunity to experience life at CDU 


Charles Darwin University will give year 12 students a taste of university teaching and learning this month.

Students will be able to visit the Casuarina, Palmerston and Alice Springs campuses to experience higher education and vocational courses through sample lectures, tutorials and practicum classes.

Adelia Mu-Prasad, Co-ordinator Careers and Student Recruitment, said the aim of the information days was to show students the differences between vocational and higher education teaching and secondary schooling.

‘Students will see first-hand the way teaching and learning is done in the university and VTE environment,' she says. 'They will also be able to see the kind of facilities and support that university education offers.'

More than 400 students from nine schools will participate in the information days, which will run until midday.

Students will be welcomed on the campus in the morning and then may select among a diverse mix of 35 to 45-minute sessions. A library tour and campus tour will be offered.

Information days will be held on the following dates:

Casuarina and Palmerston campuses on Wednesday 14 February from 8.30am - 12.30pm. (Mal Nairn lecture theatre at Casuarina campus).

Alice Springs on Monday 12 February from 9.30am - 12.30pm (New higher education building).

More information is available on the Year 12 Information Day webpage.