Tips for parents/partners
Open Day is the perfect opportunity to find out everything you and your student could ever want to know about courses, careers, applying and more. You can also find out how to best support your student as they plan their future and begin uni.
Plan your day in advance
Encourage your student to register and plan their day in advance. Our online planner is available from two weeks before the first event. Check out the program and add sessions of interest to your planner so you don’t miss out as some sessions will only run once.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions
Open Day is the perfect opportunity to ask every question you and your student can dream of. We’ll have academics, course experts, support staff, and admissions experts on hand ready to help. It’s worth taking the time to think about what you would like to ask beforehand. Having your questions written down and ready to go will help make sure you don’t forget to ask on the day. And it means you can make the most of one-on-one consultations with academic staff and live chat opportunities.
Chat to current students
Our students make us proud. Ask them anything you’d like about their life at ACU, from “how much time do you spend studying” to “what are the best and most challenging things about uni?” They’ll give an honest answer and can offer some great insider-advice. They live the student experience, so will be able to give you honest and informed answers to your questions. And like your student, they were weighing up study options not long ago, so they’ll have some great advice.
Understand the application process
Watch our admissions and pathways videos and talk to AskACU, our admissions experts, who can talk you through important application dates, entry requirements and prerequisites. It’s also a great idea to find out about admission pathways and adjustment factors.
Virtually tour the campus
Our campuses are welcoming with state-of-the-art facilities. Make sure you view our virtual campus tours and photo galleries to check out the facilities and get a real feel for the campus.
Scope out our support services
Find out about all the support services available at ACU and exactly how we can help your student through their studies. You can join an online Q&A session, or chat one-on-one with our staff.
Consider the other side of university life
Encourage your student to discover what else university life has to offer. Joining a sporting team, student association, club or society is a great way to make new friends and build new support networks. You can join an online Q&A session, chat to current students, or chat one-on-one with our staff for more information.