By Yasmine Phillips

Visitors to Curtin’s 2019 Open Day will be able to explore the University’s global footprint via an interactive world map spanning six metres.

Curtin’s largest annual event, which attracts thousands of visitors to the University’s main campus in Perth, Western Australia every year, will be held on Sunday, July 21, from 10am to 4pm.

The interactive world map, measuring 6m by 2.4m, will be located inside the Global Marquee, which will include representatives from each of Curtin’s campuses in Western Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius, as well as Curtin’s international partner institutions and will showcase potential exchange opportunities.

Curtin University Corporate Relations Vice-President Ms Valerie Raubenheimer said Curtin’s global footprint now included four international campuses, offering new opportunities for prospective students.

“A new and exciting feature of Curtin’s 2019 Open Day is a giant world map that will enable prospective students to explore the University’s international footprint with the touch of their hand using interactive technology,” Ms Raubenheimer said.

“As well as offering a range of free activities that will keep the whole family entertained, our biggest annual event will also give students and parents an insight into the opportunities that studying at Curtin can present from a global point of view.

“We are also delighted to welcome Curtin graduate and leading mental health expert, Claire Orange, to this year’s Open Day to present an informative session for parents that will offer them tips to help support their children during their most challenging years at school.”

Visitors to Curtin’s 2019 Open Day will also be able to explore how Curtin researchers are investigating meteorites, DNA evidence, 3D-printed building blocks, virtual reality, back pain and robots, as well as much more.

Curtin Business School’s new high-tech simulated boardroom called Management HQ, the Curtin Tax Clinic, Trading Room, and Curtin’s social media centre, The Agency, will also be open.

The Centre for Aboriginal Studies will give visitors the opportunity to try their hand at the ancient art of rock painting, learn about Indigenous culture and enjoy a kangaroo and emu sausage barbecue.

Tours will be available through the Curtin FM radio station and the John Curtin Gallery, which will be showcasing Bidjara artist Christian Thompson’s Ritual Intimacy exhibition.

The Curtin HIVE (Hub for Immersive Visualisation and eResearch) will be open to the public, offering a glimpse at a range of visualisation research projects including a virtual look at Mars that you would never be able to see in real life and a virtual reality recreation of the wreck of Australia’s first submarine, HMAS AE1, which was lost at sea in 1914.

At Curtin Connect, visitors can find out about the latest courses, study opportunities, scholarships, alternative pathways and mature-age entry opportunities for domestic and international students.

Curtin’s Open Day will be held at the University’s main Perth campus, on the corner of Kent Street and Manning Road, Bentley, on Sunday, July 21 from 10am to 4pm.

For further information, visit the Open Day website here.