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Universities - How to Scope Them Out Without Leaving the House

With COVID-19 running amok, a lot of Open Days and in-person events have been cancelled, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t still scope out and research your desired university of choice. Most institutes are now offering virtual tours and events – all free of charge – which will still allow potential future students check out what institute, course and career pathway is right for them.

Here, I’ve collated just some of the ones on offer for the moment, with some links to Open Days here too! (Just note that most won’t happen until July/ August 2020.) Click on the spoilers and links (blue writing) to check any of the listed institutes out. I’ve added notes where necessary and tried to keep these as relevant to current Year 12 students as possible.

Note: I was going to collate TAFE and specialist colleges, but have found that rather difficult, given the number of links I’d need to cover them all, so this one’s just the universities… at least the ones with “university” in their official name or the ones I know as official universities in all the eastern Australian states, except Tasmania. Please let me know if you’d like me to collate links for the TAFEs and specialist colleges too.   

Note 2: If I’ve missed a university or a link is dodgy, let me know! There’s so many of them that there’s bound to be a mistake somewhere!

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY/ NEW SOUTH WALES
UAC Open Days 2020 List: here
Australian Catholic University
-   Virtual Open Day – Sat 29th August, Sat 5th September, Sat 12th September 9am – 3pm
-   Events
-   Virtual tours (all campuses)
-   Find a Course
-   Handbook 2020
Australian National University
-   Virtual Open Week – 22nd- 28th August
-   Webinar Week – passed
-   Virtual tour (accommodation)
-   Programs and Courses
Charles Sturt University
-   Virtual Open Days – 15th – 17th September and 26th September (program here)
-   Events – Exploration series and Future Students events
-   Courses
Macquarie University
-   Open Day – Sat 15th August 10am - 5pm
-   Events
-   Virtual tour (campus)
-   Find a Course
-   Handbook 2020
Torrens University
-   Virtual Open Day – 11th Aug 4 - 7pm
-   Courses
-   Course Guide List
University of Canberra
-   Open Day – Sat 22nd Aug 9am- 4pm, recordings will be available for streaming + live chat available on 23rd - 28th Aug
-   Virtual tour (campus)
-   Future Students (School Leaver) - Study Areas
-   Courses Guide
-   Find a Unit (Handbook)
University of New England
-   Virtual Tours (campuses) - Sadly, no Open Day for UNE until May 2021.
-   Study Options and Courses
-   Browse Courses (Handbook)
University of New South Wales
-   Open Day – 5th September 9am – 4pm – info coming soon!
-   Virtual tour (Kensington campus)
-   Virtual tours (accommodation)
-   Degrees Finder
-   Handbook
University of Newcastle
-   Open Day - 14th - 18th Sept
-   Virtual tours (libraries)
-   Degrees
-   Course and Unit Handbook
University of Sydney
-      Online Open Night - 9th -10th Sept 5- 9 pm
-      Year 12 Parents Info Session - 4th Aug 6 - 7pm
-   Virtual tour (campus)
-   Events and Webinar Recordings - including a scholarship application workshop on 6th Aug 5- 6pm!
-   Course Search
-   Handbook 2020
University of Technology Sydney
-   Open Day – 31st Aug - 5th Sept (program here)
-   Events
-   Virtual tours – mobile phone and internet versions
-   Find the right course
-   Handbook 2020
University of Wollongong
-   Open Day – 8th August 12- 5pm
-   Course Finder @ UOW
-   Handbook 2020
Western Sydney University
-   Open Day - 15th- 16th Aug 10am- 3pm
-   Virtual Campus tours (various campuses)
-   Courses
-   Handbook

QUEENSLAND
QTAC Open Days and Expos 2020 List: here – a few have passed, but most have yet to happen!
Bond University
-   Open Day – Sat 25th July 1pm - 5pm - passed, but lots of videos to watch if you missed it!
-   Events
-   Virtual Tour (campus)
-   Search for a program
-   Subject Handbook
Central Queensland University
-   Virtual Open Days – 15th August 10am – 1pm, Online Chat Sessions - 6th and 20th Aug 3 - 6pm
-   Events
-   Courses
-   Handbook
Griffith University
-   Virtual Open House - 14th Jul - 1st Oct (You read that right, it's going over a couple of months!) - live sessions every Tues and Thurs 4- 6pm
-   Courses
-   Course Profile Search (Handbook)
James Cook University
-   Virtual Open Days – 20th Aug 4- 7pm and 22nd Aug 10am- 2pm
-   Future Students Events
-   Video/ virtual tours (campus and accommodation) - some physical campus tours available if you register
-   Courses and Study
-   Course and Subject Handbook
Queensland University of Technology
-   Virtual Open Day – Sat 29th and Sun 30th August 10am- 2pm
-   Match My Skills Quiz – a 10 minute quiz to help create a personalised course list for you
-   Courses
-   Handbook
University of Queensland
-   UQ Open Day (online) – Sun 2nd August 9am – 3pm
-   Find a program
-   Programs and Courses (Handbook)
University of Sunshine Coast
University of Southern Queensland

VICTORIA
VTAC Open Days List: here - updated to 2020 dates
Deakin University
-   Virtual Open Day – Sun 16th August 9am – 4pm
-   Future Student Events (by area) – many have passed already, but some still to go
-   More Events for Future Students
-   Webinars
-   Find a Course
-   Handbook 2020
Federation University
La Trobe University
-   Virtual Open Day – 2nd August 10am- 4pm (Melbourne City and Bundoora campuses) and 23rd August 10am- 3pm (Regional campuses)
-   Events – mostly current students/ graduate ones, but might have some for future students soon
-   Bundoora campus virtual tour
-   Courses
-   Handbook 2020
Monash University
-   Open Day 2020 – 29th- 30th Aug 10am- 2pm, 31st Aug 4- 7pm - another link here and see Insanipi's post below (updated on 24th July 2020)
-   Information Evenings
-   Inside Monash Webinars – some events have passed now, but there’s past recordings in this link
-   Virtual tours – mostly Clayton and Caufield campus buildings
-   Courses
-   Handbook
-   Course maps 2020
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
-   Open Day 2020 – Sat 8th August and Sun 9th August (all online)
-   Events
-   [email protected] Virtual Expo – lasts until 9pm Mon 29th June - passed
-   Virtual Campus Tour
-   Study with Us (Courses)
-   Handbook
Swinburne University
-   Swintopia (formerly called The Event Formerly Known as Open Day (TEFKAOD))- opens 12th Aug
-   Virtual tour
-   Courses
University of Melbourne
-   Open Day – 5th- 6th Sept
-   Find a Course
-   Handbook 2020
Victoria University
-   Virtual Open Day – 29th Aug 12 - 6pm
-   Virtual Campus Tours
-   Courses
-   Course and Units (Handbook)

Update (28/06/2020): Course/ degree finders and Handbooks have been added where applicable. Course/ degree finders allow you to research the course you're interested in. Handbooks generally talk more about the specifics, including the units (uni talk for subjects) you'll take, course maps (how your course could look) and sometimes the details of what assessments you'll have/ content you'll learn in those units. If you're not sure what course you want - just check out the course/ degree finder. If you're starting to plan what major/ minor you'd like to take because you want to see how it all fits, use the Handbook.

Update (03/08/2020): Updated all links and info as much as possible. Some links were faulty, so they've been removed.
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Awesome stuff, AngelWings!

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Just wanted to leave this link here for a Higher Education Virtual Expo from Torrens University that’s taking place next Tuesday (14th July) from 11:30am - 8pm.
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Monash Parkville (faculty of pharmacy and pharmaceutical science) have penciled in dates for a vFair open day from 10-2pm Sat & Sun and 4-8pm Mon on 29/8-31/8 :)
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Re: Scoping Out Universities - (Mostly Virtual) Events and Tours List 2020
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2020, 06:36:50 pm »
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Bumping this because VTAC applications opened today! VTAC dates and fees can be found here.

Opening post of this thread will be checked and modified when I have a moment to spare (hopefully later today).
I'll also be making a post on VTAC dates and fees soon, with the intention of revamping the VTAC board over the coming weeks.
(I'm just a tad busier this week than usual, so bear with me!) 

Update (hours later): Completed opening post updates. Might want to recheck if I've changed a link to an institute you're interested in; some of them have changed or added more info!
« Last Edit: August 03, 2020, 11:21:19 pm by AngelWings »
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