Massey opens its doors to the pub­lic

Stu­dents take the chance to check out univer­sity and its cour­ses

Manawatu Guardian - - NEWS - By MERANIA KARAURIA

Tes­lim Ra­heem was at Massey Univer­sity’s open day last week to ac­quaint him­self with the cam­pus and lis­ten to a pre­sen­ta­tion on nurs­ing.

From Nige­ria, the 16-year-old Palmerston North Boys’ High stu­dent has lived in Palmerston North for three years and said he was ex­cited to dis­cover more about his cho­sen pro­fes­sion.

Sec­ond year so­cial pol­icy stu­dent Sarah Teki made the move from Whanganui to Palmerston North in Fe­bru­ary and loves study­ing at Massey.

Sarah sat watch­ing the new and cur­rent stu­dents at the open day.

She said she wanted to get life ex­pe­ri­ence and once she grad­u­ates her plan is to en­ter the po­lice force.

On the sur­face it looked like milky wa­ter, but sci­ence grad­u­ate Ben West­berry had used his sci­ence knowl­edge to make ooblek, a half tonne of corn­starch and wa­ter. He then in­vited peo­ple to run across the mix; when pres­sure was ap­plied it was stiff un­der foot, but when han­dled it flowed from his hands. Ben is study­ing the be­hav­iour of gels for his PhD th­e­sis and says he comes across un­usual things dur­ing re­search.

PHO­TOS / EBELE EZEPUE

BEN West­berry, left, Sarah Teki, bot­tom left, and Tes­lim Ra­heem, bot­tom right, at Massey’s Open Day.

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