I have just returned to my hotel room after another amazing day of learning. I'm trying my best to come up with a way to summarise the whole day, but I don't want to leave out anything important, so I've got a feeling this will be another long blogpost... Here we go:
8.00 start this morning, and breakfast at the Faculty of Law. Amazing speech by the Dean of Faculty - truly inspiring and I'm so amazed by her public speaking skills. I guess I shouldn't be - she's a lawyer :) She was talking about internalisation of the law programs, which is so relevant to international students. Hopefully, doing a law degree in Australia and continuing to practice law in Denmark, will have less obstacles in the future.
At the Mini Expo, each faculty had a stand where we could talk to staff members, get brochures and information and network - such a great event, and so many inspiring people - there was too little time to talk to all of them, because each had so much important stuff to say.
Then a Study Abroad presentation, and I have to say I'm sold. The Study Abroad program at USYD sounds truly amazing, like they really look after their students well. The Study Abroad staff are such nice people.
A presentation by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, which is introducing a Bacherlor of Arts in Economics. This allows BA students to major in economics, or combine a BA degree with econ - so relevant!!!
Lunch was hosted by the Vice-Chancellor & Principal, who did the most motivating speech! Again, was I looking for education, I'd be signing my USYD application at this point.
After lunch, we were taken on tours of the Faculty of Agriculture, Design and Planning and the Faculty of Engineering & IT - the Achitecture building is such an amazing place - it's a total mess, with an unstructured layout of tables, paperballs on the floor, architecture projects covering every free inch of shelf space. These are all compliments!!! I can easily imagine a future architect work in the building, amongst other students' creative innovations! I've never had a brain for engineering, I have to admit - when I press the switch, I like that electricity comes out, but there's no way I can ever make myself understand how it got there. But even to an amateur like me, the equipment the engineering students get to work with is fantastic. Companies from the industry donate equipment to educate the students, and demand is so high that a vast majority of students get recruited into jobs before they even graduate. Wow!
A tour of the Conservatorium of Music left all agents amazed - the fascilities are new and beautiful and the location near the Sydney Opera House is unique.
The gala dinner was a treat, and I have the best piece of beef of my life. Mmm...
And now, after a few drinks with the other agents, I'm off to bed. Nity nite.