A Day in the Life of a University Student (Year 9 & 10)

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Kim E Beazley Lecture Theatre (Building 351)

Murdoch University

90 South St

Murdoch, WA 6150


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If you are currently in Year 9 or 10, this is the perfect opportunity for you to explore your interests and where these might lead you.

About this event

Our September A Day In the Life of a Uni Student events sold out really fast but don’t worry, we’re running an extra session!

This event is for year 9's or 10's to get a taste of university. Take part in hands on activities, meet new friends and explore Murdoch University’s (South Street) campus!

You will create a customised university timetable of hands-on activities in subjects that interest you, speak with current Murdoch University students studying in those areas and learn more of their pathway to university, and be inspired by our academics.

There are a wide variety of workshops on offer across the sciences, health, humanities, and creative arts disciplines, find out more in the Workshops section below.

This event is for current Year 9 and 10 students only, parents and guardians of the students will be contacted to complete a duty of care form to complete to confirm attendance.

The schedule:

8.00-8.30am Registration

8.30-8.45am Welcome & Introduction

9.00-10.00am Workshop 1*

10.00-10.30am Morning Tea – please bring your own or money to purchase.

10.45-11.45am Workshop 2*

12.00-12.30pm University Presentation

12.30-1.15pm Lunch – please bring your own or money to purchase

1.30-2.30pm Workshop 3*

2.45-3.15pm Quiz

3.15-3.30pm Event concludes

* Please note, you will be able to select your workshop preferences when you register. Places are limited in some workshops so get in quick to secure your preferred activities!


You have the opportunity to select one of each workshop when booking. Please read through them and find the best fit for you however make sure you get in quickly as capacity is limited for each workshop.

Workshop 1

Forensic Science – Cold Case Review

  • In this workshop, you’ll use your (new) forensic knowledge and investigative skills to review a murder case, exonerate the wrongly incarcerated and convicted and find the real killer!

Chiropractic Science – Body Building

  • From building a skeleton model to designing muscles and tendons using plasticine, you will learn about yourself and your body. You’ll also draw and label muscles and tendons on other students to understand the variability of the human body.

English – Shakespeare’s Monsters

  • In this interactive workshop, we offer a historical panorama of two misunderstood figures from one of the most popular plays by William Shakespeare, The Tempest (1611). We look to answer the question “what is a monster” by looking at the old and new interpretations throughout culture.

Graphic Design – Ideation

  • During this workshop, students will engage in group ideation sessions. They will develop techniques for drawing out ideas onto paper and through this process uncover ideas and find innovation based on a particular topic or brief.

Conservation & Wildlife Sciences – Wetlands Tour

  • Complete field tasks to identify various types of flora and fauna, observe food chains and discuss the cycle of abiotic and non-abiotic elements of an ecosystem.
    • Enclosed shoes are required for this workshop.

Agricultural Science – Robots on the Farm

  • Learn to drive the Agribot (a robot designed to improve the way we do agriculture), investigate its technology and discover how the robot revolution is leading to innovations across agricultural science.
    • Enclosed shoes are required for this workshop.

Workshop 2

Criminology – Criminal Profiling

  • Join us as we look into the basics of profiling, covering concepts like geographic profiling before diving into a still unsolved case and discover who might have done it.

Sports Science – Let’s Get Functional

  • In this workshop, students are taken through the Functional Movement Screen, a screening tool used globally to diagnose issues with movement and help correct these.
    • Please wear loose clothing to complete a range of exercise tasks in this workshop.

Business – Save The Business

  • Come along and compete with your fellow attendees and you "Save the Business" and outgrow the competition with the interactive Murdoch Mad Money activity. Watch your business grow or bust as you experience what it is really like to be a business owner!

Games Art & Design – Character Animation

  • In this Character Animation workshop, you'll learn how to create your very own 3D animated character.

Engineering – The Murdoch Microgrid

  • Learn how the Microgrid is constructed, and then connect buildings together to explore scenarios such as electricity supply and demand; the impact of renewable power and energy storage; and centralised power grids versus decentralised microgrids.
    • Enclosed shoes are required for this workshop.

Animal Science – All Sheeps & Sizes

  • Students will learn about sheep form, function and health management and the most desirable characteristics to have in the flock.

Workshop 3

Law – Mock Trial

  • In this session, you will witness a group of Murdoch Law undergraduate students practice their skills as they act as prosecution, defence and judge in a mock trial.

Psychology – The Brain Game

  • This workshop will take you through all aspects of the brain including the different parts and what happens when we damage different parts. You'll then put your newfound knowledge to the test in the Brain-ectomy game.

Entrepreneurship & Solutions

  • In this activity, students will be provided a simple challenge with interesting parameters to produce creative results.

Screen Production – Green Screen & Chroma Key

  • In this session, students will learn the technical aspects of creating a good chroma-key environment - including complex aspects of chroma-key lighting, subject positioning, and exposing the shot.

IT – The Internet of Things

  • During this workshop students discover how to control devices in Murdoch’s Cybersecurity & Networking labs, using bash scripting on Ubuntu Linux. (No prior scripting knowledge is required!)

Laboratory Medicine – Disease & Diagnosis

  • In this workshop, you'll learn more about Laboratory Medicine by undertaking a series of hands-on activities and exploring the fascinating world of disease and diagnosis.
    • Enclosed shoes are required for this workshop.

The safety and wellbeing of our community is the number one priority for Murdoch University. We will continue to adhere to current State and Federal Government restrictions to provide an experience that enables us to celebrate in a safe manner. Prior to the ceremonies, we will provide you with information on the steps we are taking to provide this experience and how you can help us ensure the safety of our community.

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Kim E Beazley Lecture Theatre (Building 351)

Murdoch University

90 South St

Murdoch, WA 6150


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