Waurn Ponds Open Day 18 august 9am-3pm

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See how we blend cutting-edge technology with practical skills to prepare you for the future of work.

What's on?

You can pencil in all of these experiences and more using the Open Day planner.

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Enter the Mind Racer arena

Battle your friends and future classmates in a race of mind over matter utilising the latest in brain-computer interface technology.

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Be transported through time and space

Step into the Imaginarium to experience a 360-degree audio and visual learning simulation holding endless possibilities.

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Get moving on the Deakin Reactor

Test your hand-eye coordination skills against professional athletes from the Geelong Cats, the Melbourne Vixens and the Deakin Melbourne Boomers.

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Find programs that enhance your employability

Discover how Deakin collaborates with industry leaders to prepare graduates for the jobs and skills of the future.


Open Day Planner

Don't miss the best bits of Open Day! Choose from information sessions, tours and experiences that relate to areas of study that interest you, then use our day planner to get the most out of your day.

Step 1

Create your own day plan

Select a study area you're interested in to view related sessions.

Choose a ready-made day plan

New for 2019! Quickly and easily plan your day from ready-made itineraries based on popular courses.

Step 2

Win at Open Day

Bring a friend to Open Day and you'll be winning! Seriously, just for turning up you'll both score an instant prize and entry into our mega-draw to each win $2000 cash and an Apple iPhone XR!


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Which Open Day campus will you attend?

Deakin University is collecting your personal information on this form for the primary purpose of entering you into the Open Day Bring a Friend Competition. Deakin will use this personal information to select the winner and contact you if you have won.

You are not required to provide the information requested, however if the information is not provided, Deakin may not be able to register you for the draw or communicate with you about Deakin University, their courses or events.

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For further information regarding your personal information please contact us on (03) 5227 8524 or by email to privacy@deakin.edu.au

Getting here

Getting here

Getting here

Getting to campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
75 Pigdons Road
Waurn Ponds
Victoria 3216

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Travel reimbursement

We'd love everyone to get a firsthand experience of Deakin, which is why we offer a $50 travel reimbursement if you're travelling 100km or more to attend our Open Day.

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Getting around campus

Download the map or use the Deakin Scout app to find your way around campus.

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Campus accessibility

Deakin prides itself on fostering an inclusive and welcoming community. If you, or someone you care for, needs extra assistance on Open Day, please get in touch with our accessibility team.

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If you’re travelling from afar to visit Open Day, we can also help you out with discounted accommodation for the night at Geelong Waterfront.

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Frequently asked questions

Before the day

Nope, just turn up! However, you can RSVP now to go in the running for a $100 voucher from one of your favourite brands.

All our campuses have ample free parking and are on public transport routes. Check out the full range of transport options for getting to Open Day.

Our door is open for everyone! Whether you're preparing for life after high school or you're in the workforce wanting a career change, why not come along to see how Deakin could shape your future? Open Day is a rare opportunity to chat with real Deakin students about their university experience, see our campuses buzzing with activity, and have your study questions answered by course experts. Plus, there's heaps of fun things to do, free entertainment and great food between the serious stuff!

Deakin prides itself on being an inclusive place for all who want to learn and grow as humans. We're committed to providing campus areas that everyone can enjoy, along with a website and course material that everyone can utilise.

There will be heaps to see and do at Open Day. You can join campus tours run by student ambassadors, information sessions hosted by course experts and presentations focusing on all topics, from science to cyber security.

On the day

Free parking is available across all campuses and in nearby streets.

Our campus wayfinding app – which you can download now – will help you navigate our campuses. And if you still get lost, don't worry, one of our friendly student ambassadors will point you in the right direction.

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Or you can download our campus maps:

We'll have plenty of student ambassadors around campus to answer any of your questions or point you in the right direction – they'll be wearing bright pink shirts, so you can't miss them!

You can also visit the Career and Course Information Centre to ask more specific questions around sessions that may be happening on a topic that interests you.

After the day

We have a specialised ATAR calculator that can help you estimate what score you might receive. We also have a tool for Year 12 students where you can enter your ATAR and get filtered results of all the degrees you could apply for – pretty handy!

Don’t worry if the degree you’re hoping for doesn't show up. You can talk to our staff about your pathway options and make your dream course a reality.

Of course! We regularly hold campus tours and your school is welcome to book a visit for you and your friends. You’re also welcome to take a look around the grounds at your own pace during study periods – if a question pops into your mind while you’re there, just swing past Student Central to get your questions answered.

Give us a call on 1800 MYFUTURE or drop us an email with any questions you have about studying at Deakin.



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