Budding rural teachers to receive USC bursaries

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Published on 28 November 2012

28 November 2012

Bursaries worth a total of $79,200 will be presented tomorrow (Thursday 29 November) to 57 pre-service teachers studying Education degrees at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

The 2012 Rural and Remote Education Bursaries have been funded by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation (TFFF) and will be awarded to pre-service teachers who have undertaken work placements in rural and remote areas as part of their USC degrees.

The bursaries are provided to encourage more graduates to consider working in rural and remote schools. TFFF’s chairman Tim Fairfax AM will join USC Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill in making the presentations.

The ceremony will be held from 10.15am to 11.40am at USC’s Innovation Centre Auditorium.

Bursary recipient Shenai Camilleri, a Castaways Beach resident who is studying a combined degree in Education and Arts, will speak about her experiences during recent placements at high schools on Thursday Island and at Charleville.

Another 26 USC Education students, who were participants in the University’s annual Coast to Country rural education program, will also receive bursaries totalling $15,000 at tomorrow’s event.

This program provides a bus tour to schools and communities in Queensland’s Western Downs each semester to enable Education students to see first-hand what it would be like to live and work in rural townships.

— Julie Schomberg

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