High school students get first taste of uni life 


Charles Darwin University’s Higher Education Week is giving senior high school students the opportunity to experience university life first hand through a week-long program at Casuarina campus.

Year 11 and 12 high school students are visiting the campus to explore the wide range of course choices at CDU.

The university’s secondary schools liaison officer Trisha Mellow said the event was giving senior secondary students an opportunity to experience what it is really like to be a university student.

“After annual careers expos and information days, students are generally familiar with what study options universities have to offer. This program gives students a chance to experience university classes in an area specific to their career aspirations,” Ms Mellow said.

“Throughout the week students can find what courses the university has to offer and learn about the potential careers paths in fields such engineering, sports science, art and design, nursing, education, business, IT, pharmacy, psychology, social work, law and health science.

“It also gives them the opportunity to meet CDU lecturers and students, and tour the campus and library.”

Ms Mellow said that at least seven schools would visit the campus this week. 

Classes start from 9am with a different program every day from 14 to 18 March. For a copy of the program visit: CDU Community Engagement SchoolsLink

For more information contact: Trisha Mellow, Secondary Schools Liaison on 0437 528 384.