Tertiary education is a competitive world. All institutions hold open days and events to highlight their work and on Sunday it was Box Hill Institute’s turn.
With a reputation for providing broad ranging vocational education to people in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs, Box Hill Institute pulled out all stops for Open Day 2011 to show what it is that they do so well.
Fashion parades, live music, a climbing wall, course demonstrations and free food were focal points of the day, but for the thousands that attended it was the opportunity to chat to teachers and see the teaching centres first hand that was the real appeal.
The Elgar Campus was buzzing, with people seeking information on all courses with veterinary nursing and animal studies proving particularly popular. A highlight of the day was the attendance of the Victoria Police Dog Squad who came to chat about their role in the community and promote the work they do with Box Hill Institute.
The Centre for Hospitality and Tourism Studies was also very well attended with visitors enjoying the VCAL student’s tasty paella, demonstrations on pasta making and of course the opportunity to sample wonderful sweet treats in the patisserie tasters.
With fantastic floral displays, hairdressing competitions and interactive sessions taking place in the virtual hospital, students from the Health and Wellbeing Hub showcased their skills. The annual networking competition took place at Nelson Campus where staff members were kept busy with a constant stream of interested parties.
Box Hill Institute has an excellent reputation for its creative industries courses and the Whitehorse Campus became a vibrant, noisy and bustling hub full of people milling around listening to the great bands and watching the striking fashion being modelled in the parades.
Audio production, graphic design, fashion and music courses of all types were the flavour of the day. Staff and students on the general information stand were kept busy directing people around the campus ensuring they found their course of interest.
It’s a great reflection of an organisation when its staff pull together to present the organisation in a positive way, and it is pleasing for all that Box Hill Institute did just this for Open Day 2011!
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