Monday, 2 July 2018

CU on Campus learning day

BY KYLE CARROLL

Hunter school students will experience a taste of university life this week at the "CU on Campus experiential learning day", exploring a variety of fields from nursing and engineering, to cartoon drawing.

Spread over three days at the Callaghan campus, the presentations and workshops will be conducted by University lecturers, students and industry professionals to encourage children between the ages of seven and 14 to be curious learners.

Children's University Program Coordinator, Selina Darney, said the event offered a valuable opportunity for students and families to share the learning experience.

"The program is designed to encourage life-long learning by linking children and their families with the vast array of future possibilities and educational opportunities, which is key to enabling informed choice," she said.

The University of Newcastle is one of only a handful of universities offering this program in Australia, and the only in New South Wales.

"We are so proud to be leading the way in promoting and fostering the educational development of the community," she said.

Since launching in 2016, the Children's University Newcastle program has quadrupled in size with over 1200 students and their families attending this year.

Image: University of Newcastle

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