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What and where to study can be a daunting decision, which is why Australian Catholic University’s (ACU) Brisbane Campus recently hosted two University Experience days, ‘Be an Exercise Scientist for a Day’ and ‘Be a Student Nurse for a Day’.

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University Experience is a free program designed to allow future students the opportunity to interact with academic staff and current students, to try out the course they are interested in studying, and to experience a truly hands-on sample of life at ACU.

Melainie Cameron, Associate Professor from the School of Exercise Science, says University Experience is an excellent day.

“These days let students participate in a variety of workshops, have the chance to talk to current uni students and teaching staff, and to discover what it’s like to be an exercise scientist,” says Assoc Prof Cameron.

“Most importantly, the students really enjoy the experience, and it helps to make the decision of what and where to study a little bit easier.”


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Keith Skelton, Associate Lecturer from the School of Nursing and Midwifery, believes that when making the decision to study nursing, it’s important to experience it. 

“Students are encouraged to explore the profession of nursing through practical workshops in the simulated clinical laboratories and discussions with graduates,” says Mr Skelton. 

“’Be a Student Nurse for a Day’ allows students to enter a day in the life of a real student nurse, so they can participate in a variety of hands-on nursing workshops, talk with nursing students and teaching staff and discover what nursing is all about.”