Courses and Careers Day

02 September 2014
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The rain and chilly weather did not deter our future Faculty of Science students from coming to Courses and Careers Day on Saturday.

At 9am the doors opened and throngs of fresh faces descended into the Library Basement to discover what is on offer at New Zealand’s leading Science Faculty.

Marine Science’s touch tank proved very popular, with staff on hand to talk about the sea anemone, star fish and to discuss organisms and ecology. The Department of Sport and Exercise Science’s Force Plate had many students jumping up and down on it to measure their ‘athletic performance.’

The Food Science and Nutrition team fielded questions about the difference between Food Science (the manufacturing and processing of food stuffs) and Nutrition, whereas the School of Environment noticed many of their questions revolved around how to fit Environmental Science together with another subject from within the Faculty. “What are the job prospects?” was the most popular question of the day for all departments.

Professor John Hosking, Dean of Science, thought the quality of presentations by staff were “excellent.”

A media gallery of images taken at Courses and Careers Day can be seen here on our Facebook page.