Following the success of last year’s virtual Open House campaign, Griffith University is offering both an in-person Open Day event this year and a six week online Open House event, encouraging prospective students to try one or even both modes.
First year Biomedical science student Shirinah Sharif said Griffith’s 2020 Virtual Open House event was pivotal in her decision-making process last year.
“Although I couldn’t explore Griffith’s medical facilities in person, attending Griffith’s Virtual Open House answered all my questions and really helped me to sort out everything I needed to do smoothly,” she said.
“I wasn’t sure how the Virtual Open House would work, since I always thought that these things were better in person, but it actually worked quite well.
“All sessions were recorded and available for a bit of time after the live session in case I couldn’t make it to one, and it really helped flesh out what I wanted to do.”
“I was able to avoid topics that weren’t relevant to me, and pick and choose the topics I was interested in, like – how to apply for a scholarship, GriffithLIVE Health webinars, and I also checked out the FAQ for medical students to get a better idea of my future pathway.
“It helped me pick Griffith as my university of choice. I knew what my journey to medicine would look like, and I knew what steps I’d have to take to get to my end goal.”
Shirinah’s Top Three Tips for those attending virtual Open House events:
- Plan out your schedule
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions
- Make the most of the resources provided.
Griffith’s Virtual Open House event runs from Monday 12 July to Friday 20 August, while in person Open Days will be held on Sunday 8 August at Gold Coast, South Bank and Nathan campuses.
“The pandemic led to a host of innovations, including within the university sector and we had such incredible feedback about the opportunities offered by our Virtual Open House event last year that we decided it was the perfect complement to this year’s on campus Open Day,” Griffith Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Carolyn Evans said.
“With a choice of options, you’ll be able to access expert advice on your study options, your way.
“At both events, you’ll find information about our degrees, as well as essential details on student support services, admission pathways, applying to study and scholarships.
“If you’re looking to study, get a taste of life at Griffith, see our campuses and facilities, join in-person and online information sessions, and chat with our study advisers either online or in person.”
Watch the following video to get a taste of what’s on offer at Griffith for prospective students: