High school students to get a Headstart at USC

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High school students to get a Headstart at USC


Published on 1 March 2012

1 March 2012

Senior high school students can discover how to get a jump on their tertiary education while still at school during an information night at the University of the Sunshine Coast this month.

Year 11 and 12 students and their parents are invited to hear about USC’s award-winning Headstart program on Wednesday 14 March at 6pm. An optional tour of the USC campus with a current student will also be available at 5.15pm.

USC External Relations Officer Tegan McFarland said the Headstart program involved senior high school students studying one or two university subjects.

“The program has proven to be very popular with more than 700 students from schools in the Sunshine Coast, Gympie and Caboolture area taking part over the past nine years,” she said.

“There are plenty of options for students who can choose from more than 90 courses and gain credit toward a USC degree.

“The students get a real kick out of experiencing university before they’ve even graduated from high school.”

Ms McFarland said the information night would outline how the program works, its costs and course options.

She said the most popular Headstart subjects this year were Indonesian, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Creative Writing, Communication and Thought, and Digital Photographic Practice.

Register online for the Headstart Information Evening or call 5456 5000.

— Michelle Widdicombe

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