Newcastle education centre opens
Tamworth Community Open Day showcases cutting-edge education and research hub
The University of Newcastle’s world-class, $19.5-million Tamworth Education Centre opened its doors to the public on Nov. 5 for the Tamworth Community Open Day.
Home to the university’s Department of Rural Health (UoNDRH), the new Tamworth Education Centre is a leading education and research hub serving the local community.
Supported by Commonwealth funding, the centre is equipped to provide students from a range of health degrees, with a next-generation learning experience and will increase the University of Newcastle’s capacity to enhance its support for clinical placements within the New England health workforce.
UoNDRH Director, Professor Nicky Hudson, said the event would provide an opportunity for the local community to experience the new development’s state-of-the-art simulation laboratories, innovative teaching spaces and student accommodation facilities, as well as speak to staff and current students about study options.
“For those interested in studying at the University of Newcastle, the day will feature presentations covering everything from degrees and facilities to alternative pathways to university and how to apply. We will also have student ambassadors on hand to provide an insight into what university life is like.”
Professor Hudson said the community event would commence with the unveiling of an Aboriginal artwork project, commissioned to recognise the significance of the Kamilaroi / Gamilaroi / Gomeroi people and their cultural heritage.
“These Aboriginal artworks aim to reinforce the Gomeroi connection to country through public art which visually enhances the facade and working environment of the Tamworth Education Centre,” she said.