ON OPEN DAY WE ASKED FUTURE STUDENTS THESE QUESTIONS: 1. What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learnt about Adelaide uni today? 2. What’s the best free thing you’ve got today? 3. The university has recently banned fixed gear bikes on campus. What do you think an appropriate penalty would be for flouting this law? * 4. Have you though of any strategies to deal with the fact that we have no running water on campus on Thursday afternoons? * 5. Can we save our planet? 6. How important do you think student representation is?
ASHLEIGH, (HOPING TO STUDY) MEDIA
1. There’s free wifi everywhere here! 2. Nothing much. I can point you to expensive hot chocolate though? 3. Tying them to a pole in front of everyone. That’d be funny. 4. I don’t really care, the free wifi more than makes up for water. 5. If we band together to fight… evil people? Yeah we can. 6. Very important. If it’s not there then the adults can just put their ideas into place and they’re probably just old-fashioned.
DANIEL, MUSIC OR TEACHING
1. It’s cool. You guys really seem to know what you’re doing. 2. Architecture is handing out laser-cut wooden keychains and plastic coasters. 3. Make them do a lap of campus. 4. Good, it saves the environment. 5. Have everyone just put in 1 per cent of effort. No one needs to do much if we all chip in a little. 6. It’s good, it sets a good example.
HANNAH, MEDICINE, NURSING OR HEALTH SCIENCES 1. That you guys offer a lot more options for double degrees than UniSA. 2. Squishy brains, but we got them at UniSA. So you can’t have ours. 3. $100 fine and make them wear a hat that says ‘#yoloswag’. 4. Bring bottles, or use the ones they have in doctors’ offices more. 5. Yes. If we stop printing so much for Open Days. 6. A lot. It gives all students a voice.
* These are not actually true, we just thought it would be funny to scare potential students.
Inside: ELECTIONS ELECTIONS ELECTIONS (plus info on HumSS cuts, New Atheism, and travelling America).