As many as 7000 potential students and their families enjoyed the campus experience at yesterday's Tertiary Information Day.
The students, who came from all over the country, visited displays and attended presentations and tours organised by various University departments and facilities. This was a great opportunity for them to observe the tertiary environment first-hand and learn about what Otago has to offer.
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology held a booth display in the Link, featuring information about infectious diseases and a life-size cut-out of the gear worn by those working with PC3 disease treatment and research.
The staff and postgrads manning the booth spoke to hundreds of students over the course of the day, answering questions about starting a science degree, careers and everything in between.
Dr Sergio Morales held a presentation introducing the discipline and what to expect as a student in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. This was followed by a tour of the 4th floor research lab, led by PhD student Sam Norton, which was an exciting insight into life in a lab.