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Open Days 2014

Flinders University Open Days 2014 will be held on Friday 15 August & Saturday 16 August 2014 from 9:30am to 4pm.

The Hub is the centre of Open Days where you can find our Training Ambulance and play video games developed by our students. In the Humanities Courtyard watch short films produced by our screen and media students, check out archaeology displays, media arts, philosophy and more.

Hear about our new courses and all our study options:

  • Arts and languages
  • Business and commerce
  • Computing and information technology
  • Culture, heritage, tourism and theology
  • Education
  • Law and justice
  • Nursing and midwifery
  • Engineering
  • Environment
  • Government and policy
  • International affairs
  • Health and medicine
  • People and behaviour
  • Science and mathematics

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Tours & Activities

What’s on at the HUB

This is where it all starts. The Hub is the centre of Open Days where you can find out just about anything and get a real taste of what Flinders has to offer.

  • Course information and career advisors
  • International links and student exchange opportunities
  • Interactive displays and activities
  • Video gaming – play games developed by our students
  • Café
  • Postgraduate courses to upgrade your qualifications and improve your career opportunities
  • Campus maps and directions
  • Tours start from here

Ambulance Display

Visit our ambulance display, check out the training equipment and talk to current paramedic science students to find out about their experiences studying at Flinders, including clinical placements.

The Tours tent

The following four tours depart from outside the HUB unless otherwise stated. Please be at the departure point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour commencing.

Campus tours

Explore the campus with a current student and discover why students choose Flinders as their educational destination. Offered from 11am and run every hour until 3pm.

On Campus Accommodation Tours: Flinders Living

Experience first-hand the community atmosphere and award-winning living that our country, interstate and international students enjoy. Offered from 11am and run every half hour until 3.30pm.

Sports Centre Tour

Take the time to familiarise yourself with the fantastic fitness and sporting facilities and services available to you at Flinders Uni. Flinders One Sport & Fitness has it all. A welcoming place, you will be surprised and excited by the modern three-level fitness centre and all it offers. Get involved in fitness, a club, sporting event or program. Tours start from the student experience stand at 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily.

Drama Centres Tours

Take a tour of the Flinders Drama Centre. Meet at the HUB 15 minutes prior or go straight to the Creative Arts (Creative Writing and Drama) information sessions at 1:45pm Friday and 11:30am Saturday.

Murder Mystery Tour – Law & Order meets CSI

Take a guided tour through our Law School and investigate a murder from crime scene through to sentencing. You will learn about crime from a legal perspective and find out about Flinders’ Law, Justice & Society courses. Tours start from 11.30am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm each day. Enquire at the Law, Justice and criminology stand inside the HUB.

Optometry Tours: Flinders Vision

Visit our new state-of-the-art $7.4 million teaching clinic which enables optometry students to see real patients and offers optometry services to the South Australian community. Tours will run at 2:30pm on Friday and 3:30pm on Saturday, immediately following the optometry information sessions.

Nursing & Midwifery Experience – Saturday 16th only

Speak to a virtual patient when you take part in the School of Nursing & Midwifery Tours – the future of nursing and midwifery education is here and it will amaze you!

Register for the Nursing Tour at 12:30pm and/or Midwifery Tour at 2.30pm at the DeCafé food hall in the Sturt Precinct on Saturday (registrations on the day are required).

Saturday 16th August:
Nursing 12.30pm – 3.00pm*
Midwifery 2.30pm – 5.00pm*
* Includes information session and tour of facilities

Biotechnology Labs Tour

Tours of Flinders' Biotechnology Labs will take place at 3.05pm on Friday and 12.05pm on Saturday, immediately following the medical science & biotechnology information sessions. See how sea cucumbers can be used in medicine and try your hand at making some algae balls.

Biology Discovery Centre

Closed-toe footwear is a standard requirement in the Biology teaching laboratories so please be aware that participation may be restricted unless you have suitable footwear and adhere to any safety directions by the staff on hand. We look forward to welcoming you into the lab on the day!

Scheduled activities will go for approximately 35 minutes.

Exploring Earth Sciences

It's easy to take what's underneath our feet for granted. When you look deeper into the ground, you'll discover that rocks have fascinating stories behind them, in many cases stretching back to long before humans existed.

Friday 15th August: 11:30am and 1:00pm
Saturday 16th August: 12:15pm

Hands-on Robotics

Enjoy a range of fun robot-based activities for kids and adults. Come and explore robot navigation, sensors and computer programming by solving a variety of fun challenges using our Lego NXT Mindstorms robots.

Friday 15th August: 1:45pm
Saturday 16th August: 11:30am

Cooling Gases

Chemistry and physics combine in a fascinating show about states of matter, as atoms and molecules are manipulated under cryogenic temperatures with “explosive” outcomes - experience the excitement and magic of liquid nitrogen.

Friday 15th August: 12:15pm and 1:45pm

Food Chemistry

Come and find out how forensic chemistry is used in national food security and the wine industry. It's a crime scene investigation of the edible type.

Saturday 16th August: 11:30am

Indonesian musicians

Experience Indonesian culture and delight in beautiful sounds as our musicians perform throughout the campus.

Where in the world can International Studies take you?

International studies can take you all over the map. See where our academics and students have travelled and the impact they're making internationally. Show us where you'd like to study or work and you'll go into the draw to win a prize.

Politics and Public Policy: Vote for the first Australian President

Vote for the first Australian President in our mock election. Just complete a ballot paper and post it into the ballot box for your chance to win a prize. The results will be drawn on Saturday at 3.45pm and the winner will be contacted by telephone and email.

Business Lounge @ Library

Warm up over a coffee and enjoy the hospitality of the Flinders Business School in the Business Lounge, located just outside the Library. Current students and staff will be able to answer any queries in a relaxed atmosphere.

Short Films

Watch award-winning short films produced by our screen and media students in the inflatable Dome Theatre, located in the humanities courtyard.


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We look forward to meeting you on the 15th and 16th of August!


Our main campus in Bedford Park is moments from the Southern Expressway and just 25 minutes by car from the Adelaide CBD.

There’s plenty of parking, and it’s free for Open Days.

Buses run frequently to and from the University, linking us with the adjacent Flinders Medical Centre, nearby Westfield Marion and the city.


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