26 April 2016

India and Sri Lanka Agent Famil 2016

On Tuesday 8th March a group of agents visited our Mawson Lakes and City West Campuses where they undertook  tours of some of our key areas. Beginning with the state of the art research facilities in the MM building at Mawson Lakes the agents got to understand why the University is recognised as a world leader in teaching and research.

The world’s longest bike was a class project for second year mechanical engineering students, and at 42 meters long, was successfully ridden 100 meters to break the previous Guinness World Record set in 2011 in the Netherlands of 35.79 meters. This was a big hit with the agents who not only got an understanding of the practical projects students undertake within their UniSA degree but enjoyed sitting on the bike for a photo opportunity or two!

Trev the solar car, raced out of the shed with one of our agents at the wheel, making a grand entry to all those waiting outside. Trev was designed and built by staff and students at the University and the project involved many UniSA research groups and schools.

Next up was a flight simulator experience, using the latest in flight simulator technology. Our agents received an insight into one of the hands on experiences students receive in order to develop the appropriate skills, attitude and discipline essential for a future in Aviation.

The next stop was a visit to City West where agents experienced first-hand our world-class facilities and dedicated student spaces. This included visits to the new Jeffrey Smart Building and the recently renovated and popular Student Lounge.

The visit was a great opportunity for the agents to meet and mingle with staff while also receiving program updates from a variety of study areas.  The tour concluded with a sunset dinner at Henley Beach and after dinner walk down the jetty to take in the beautiful beachside scenery.


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