Boola Katitjin shines as thousands enjoy Open Day

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Murdoch University’s many solar panels soaked up the rays on Saturday as the sun shone on the annual Open Day.

Held for the first time in the brand-new, Six Star Green Star rated building Boola Katitjin, more than 4500 prospective students, their families, friends and the broader Murdoch community took the opportunity to explore the state-of-the-art facility as they discovered the University’s offerings.

From virtual reality to documentary filmmaking, a critically endangered Baudin’s black cockatoo and shark specimens (“pickled sharks” according to one young attendee), microscopes and macro photography - Murdoch’s wide range of courses and research were on display for all to see and experience.

Boola Katitjin was the central hub for activities, giving attendees a chance to experience its sustainable design and tech-enhanced learning spaces.

Vice Chancellor Professor Andrew Deeks said Open Day was a fantastic way to showcase the building to the general public.

“It was a great opportunity for prospective students and their families to see the fabulous facilities we now have to support their learning journeys at Murdoch,” he said.

Murdoch’s academics and researchers gave presentations, demonstrations, and answered questions, and more than 600 staff, student and alumni volunteers set up, packed down, led tours, handed out information and much, much more to ensure the event ran smoothly.

Associate Director Engagement and Experience Julie Whitlock said it was a perfect day that wouldn’t have been possible without substantial effort from academic and professional staff across the university.

“Once again we have all shown how teamwork and going above and beyond makes the difference between a good event and a great one,” she said.

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1 May 2023

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