Curtin’s largest annual recruitment event was held on Sunday 6 August from 10.00am – 4.00pm and gave prospective students the opportunity to gain course information, ask questions and participate in a range of interactive activities.

Curtin’s 50 years of innovation was incorporated into Open Day festivities through the 50 Years: Our Stories exhibition in the John Curtin Gallery.

The exhibition highlights interesting stories from WAIT and Curtin’s past and will be running until the end of the year.

The milestone was also celebrated through ‘history maker’ coffee cups, used for the first time at Open Day, large posters of significant figures from Curtin’s past and a timeline installed on the campus. Images of the posters and coffee cups can be seen on the 50 Years of Innovation website.

The day was run by over 1400 staff and volunteers, and over 530 activities were available to visitors, including a reptile and native animal marquee, live performances, an autonomous bus, robots and a fun zone.

One of the highlights was the appearance of hit viral YouTubers How Ridiculous, a group of three young, local stuntmen who custom-built a basketball game for the day.

Two members of the trio, Brett Stanford and Scott Gaunson, are Curtin graduates and helped promote Open Day using their Snapchat and YouTube channels.

Story written by Joanne Fernandez.