Targeting tech-savvy workers of the future

Flinders University is gearing up to showcase how technology is incorporated across all study disciplines and transforming future careers, with a range of immersive activities at this week’s Open Days to engage the digital generation.

Potential students can take a selfie as they virtually visit the world’s wonders or ‘participate’ in the Running of the Bulls via one of the University’s green screens … or check out the anatomage table used in medicine teaching, which is essentially a human-sized, turbo-charged iPad that uses 3D technology to replicate every muscle, vein and bone in the human body for viewing from any angle.

Expert animation artists from Flinders’ renowned digital illustration school – ranked number one in the world – will be on hand to discuss the burgeoning media arts industry with hands-on demonstrations and insights into careers.

Visitors can take part in activities using a racing simulator or augmented-reality sandbox; find out how mobile apps are used in speech pathology; or walk the digital media wall and match sound-bites with images (for a chance to win an iPad.)

Flinders University’s 2018 Open Days, over Friday 10 and Saturday 11 August, are focused on helping potential students find their passion and explore their aspirations, with more than 10,000 people expected to descend on the Bedford Park campus and delve into demonstrations, activities and tours as they discover the University’s cutting-edge facilities and courses.

Flinders is a leader in developing courses for future careers, and using and creating technology to shape new research.

Students can practise their CPR skills using state-of-the-art medical manikins and paramedics training equipment.

However visitors can also explore subjects and research through more traditional means – such as identifying what blood spatter patterns reveal in forensic science; meeting and learning about Flinders’ lizard families; problem-solving to break out of an Escape Room; or employing the French art of moulage to ‘create’ cuts and bruises in nursing studies.

With 90% of its research ranked world-class or above, Flinders University is also keen to ensure potential students understand the culture and environment that will shape their lives while at university.

The Open Days will include tours to give a glimpse into the leading services and facilities at Bedford Park – from the biology discovery centre with its multi-storey aviary; to the world-class palaeontology lab; diverse food outlets; and popular services such as the University fitness centre and award-winning hub and plaza.

Information on Flinders University’s Open Days including registration and sessions can be found at the Flinders University Open Days webpage.

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