Published on 5 February 2013
5 February 2013
A Nambour student who achieved an OP1 at St John’s College last year has chosen a Bachelor of Arts at the University of the Sunshine Coast to inspire him towards a new career.
Lachlan Haycock, 18, said he wanted to take advantage of the USC Arts degree’s diverse range of courses while deciding on his future direction.
Lachlan, who was a House Captain and a member of his school’s leadership team in Year 12, is particularly looking forward to continuing his favourite subjects, Indonesian language and Modern History.
“I find it very interesting to be able to communicate with people from a different country in a completely different language,” he said.
USC offers majors and minors in both Indonesian and History.
Lachlan said his family was very happy with his top score and he was leading the way to University for his younger brother and three younger sisters.
“I’m the first of my family to go to uni and I’ll be able to live at home while attending USC which will be much better for my cost of living compared to moving to Brisbane,” he said.
Lachlan can also keep his current part-time job at Nambour Library.
He said he chose USC after attending several events on campus at Sippy Downs in recent years, including Indonesian Language Immersion Days and an Open Day where he visited the Library and attended information sessions.
“Uni is an unknown experience for me but I know USC is a nice place and a bit familiar now,” he said.
Lachlan also was selected by his school last year to participate in the Lions Club Youth of the Year quest.
Orientation Week starts at USC on Monday 18 February and semester one starts on Monday 25 February.
— Julie Schomberg