Kicking study goals: How to balance sport and university
8 December 2016 - Do you have a sporty teenager? Going to university doesn’t have to mean sacrificing sporting achievements – or vice versa. Sport is a big part of the culture at USC, and there are plenty of ways your child can incorporate his or her passion for sport into the university experience.
Need a translator? Common university terms explained
8 December 2016 - The journey from high school to university is exciting, but it can also be confusing. Over the next few weeks you’re likely to come across a couple of unfamiliar terms. Here’s a cheat sheet for some common uni lingo.
Great expectations: What to do if your child's OP isn’t what you expected
7 December 2016 - OP release date is here! After 12 years of homework and exams, waiting for that number can be as nerve-wracking for you as it is for your child. Will your child get the OP he or she is hoping for? And what do you do if your child is disappointed...
Tips for high school students preparing for university
20 October 2016 - For some students, starting university can be pretty daunting. Being placed in a new environment, with a new routine and more responsibility to ensure they keep up to speed with academic requirements can be quite overwhelming.
True grit: why our kids must learn resilience
30 August 2016 - In life and learning we experience ongoing measurement and assessment. My son is in his final year of school and everything is focused on the OP score.
Graduate salaries: does it pay to get a uni degree?
9 August 2016 - University students sacrifice a lot in time, money and hard work to get a degree. But, there's growing evidence that it's worth it. Australian graduates are definitely rewarded with better job outcomes and higher salaries than post-school leavers with no qualifications.
What does it cost to go to uni?
26 July 2016 - The cost of going to university is something that we often hear discussed. Student loans, escalating fees, students living on baked beans and two minute noodles, no doubt you’ve heard these mentioned more than once of late. But rarely is an actual amount mentioned. So how can you find out how much it will cost to go to university...
How do I apply to go to university? QTAC explained
4 July 2016 - How do I submit a QTAC application? Can I change my university preferences? What do I do if I don’t get accepted to university? Here are the answers to a few common questions students ask about QTAC applications.
Sorting out the books - how will we pay for universities in future?
22 June 2016 - The political battle around how to pay for higher education continues. The May 2016 federal budget and the lack of detailed policy in this election campaign means more uncertainty for universities, at least until 2018.
Is curriculum pressure killing students' joy?
20 April 2016 - School has resumed after a lovely holiday break, and one of my children didn’t want to return to school. She gets good grades and engages in class, but she complains of teachers who are grumpy and unnecessarily gruff, of being subjected to never-ending assessment and testing, of daily death by PowerPoint, and a general lack of joy in the classroom....