Monthly Archives: October 2015

A Fabulous Opportunity for Yr 11 & 12 Students

Feed Your Mind, Feed The World Camp

Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture

Learn how science is solving real world challenges

Feed your mind, feed the world is a three day camp experience for Year 11 and 12 students wanting to learn about exciting career opportunities in agricultural science.

The camp is held 7-9 December 2015.

Studies in agriculture at the University of Tasmania will empower you to address the hardest challenge humanity has ever faced: how to sustainably feed a world population that is increasing by around 200,000 people every day.

The demand for highly skilled agricultural science graduates is huge – and growing. Each year there are around 800 agricultural science graduates with a staggering 5,000 jobs available.

No other degree offers virtual certainty of employment after graduation: demand for agricultural graduates outstrips supply by 4:1.

Whether you choose to include agriculture units within another degree or to make it your major, you’ll find that studying agriculture at the University of Tasmania opens doors to a practical, interesting and sometimes delicious world of new options.

The camp is held in beautiful north-west Tasmania by the University of Tasmania’s School of Land and Food, which is responsible for teaching agricultural science.

The accommodation is at Camp Clayton in Ulverstone where we will have exclusive use of the facility for the two nights. Students will share dormitories and all meals are provided.

Each day we will visit a diverse selection of agriculture industries, many of whom are national and international leaders in their field and are employing agricultural graduates.

The camp is free to attend and open to students who have an interest in agricultural, biological and environmental science and would like to see the exciting and rewarding careers available to those who study agriculture at the University of Tasmania.

How to apply to attend

Applications close Monday 19 October 2015.

Complete the application form and return to:

Joanna Jones

Feed your mind, feed the world Coordinator

University of Tasmania

School of Land and Food

Private Bag 98

Hobart, Tas, 7001

joanna.jones@utas.edu.au

 

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Climate Tasmania Forum 4 ‘A vision for a low carbon future for Tasmania’

Too often our imagination is constrained by the status quo – the way that society runs now, rather than being able to envision what life could be like in a carbon constrained world.

In this fourth forum in our 2015 series Climate Tasmania invites you to come and share your thoughts in a visioning exercise, focussing on ‘Tasmania – a low carbon future’. It’s on Tuesday October 20, 5.30 – 7.30 pm in the Aurora Lecture Theatre of IMAS, Castray Esplanade, Hobart. Come at 5.15 for refreshments.

Members of Climate Tasmania will offer their ideas and insights and invite your input.

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