Uni Open Day: ‘Notre Dame helped me develop professionally’

UNDA post-graduate student Angie Torrisi.

The Federal Government’s 2016 Quality Indicators for Learning & Teaching showed the University of Notre Dame to be Sydney’s leading university for student support and overall quality of educational experience.

Future students and their families can experience why at the university’s annual Open Day on Saturday, August 27.

Visitors to the University’s vibrant Broadway and Darlinghurst sites can meet academics, engage with current students and learn why Notre Dame excels in critical university indicators, such as acheiving five-star ratings in the Good Universities Guide for nine consecutive years.

Located in the heart of Sydney, a quick walk from Central Station on Broadway and from Kings Cross Station in Darlinghurst, Notre Dame is nestled between cafés, shops, restaurants and city buildings which lend a distinctive character to the University community experienced by its students.

Professor Margot Kearns, Pro Vice Chancellor, Sydney Campus, said the Open Daywould give people the best possible opportunity discover what Notre Dame had to offer.

“Our students are part of a vibrant community atmosphere, underpinned by the University’s Objects which include providing an excellent standard of training for the professions and pastoral care for students,” Professor Kearns said.

“Throughout the day, future students will be able to speak directly to School Deans, lecturers and current students about study and career opportunities within the University’s Schools of Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Philosophy & Theology and our Academic Enabling & Support Centre. They will also be able to find out about the University’s unique admissions process.”

Notre Dame Business student Angie Torrisi recommended the University for its mentoring and leadership programs.

“I found the practical experience which Notre Dame offers through its mentoring and leadership programs definitely helped me develop professionally, especially within the third year of my undergraduate degree,” Angie said. “I feel I can now implement the theory within the corporate world.”

The former St Vincent’s College student is currently completing a Doctor of Business Administration at Notre Dame, following on from a Bachelor of Marketing & Public Relations. She aspires to be a corporate social responsibility consultant.

Angie enrolled at Notre Dame under the Early Offer Program, beginning at the University seven years ago. “I’ve seen the University grow and my knowledge has grown and developed with it,” Angie said.  “The University offered a very tailored degree which other institutions didn’t offer at the particular time. It was great to be accepted into a university and doing the course that I really wanted to do and at a university I really wanted to be at.”

According to the recent Federal Government’s 2016 Quality Indicators for Learning & Teaching, The University of Notre Dame is Sydney’s leading university for Student Support and Overall Quality of Educational Experience, Graduate Employment and Median Graduate Starting Salary; and is also the top university in Australia for Skills Development.

 The Open day is on Saturday, August 27, 9am-3pm.  An Open Day free shuttle buses will leave every 30 minutes from Railway Square travelling to Broadway and Darlinghurst Campuses and return.

Details: notredame.edu.au/openday,  #mynotredame, or  facebook.com/notredameaustralia.

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