USC offers Headstart for high school students

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USC offers Headstart for high school students

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Published on 28 August 2014

High school students keen to kick off their tertiary studies early are invited to a special information session at USC at 6pm on Wednesday 10 September.

USC will outline its award-winning Headstart program that enables Year 11 and 12 students to study university-level subjects and gain credits towards their Queensland Certificate of Education and a USC degree at the same time.

The “Give Yourself a Headstart” event at USC’s Sippy Downs campus is for students, particularly those who will be in Years 11 and 12 in 2015, and their parents.

Event organiser Danielle Silcox said the information evening would explain the application process, eligibility, costs, what courses are on offer and what to expect.

“Headstart gives students the chance to experience studying at university and is a great opportunity to get ahead on a degree,” she said. “Entry into most USC degrees is almost guaranteed if they complete two Headstart courses while still at school,” she said.

“There are so many interesting subject areas offering a wide variety of courses in Business, IT, Tourism, Creative Industries, Design, Communication, Education, Engineering, Science, Health, Nursing, Sports Sciences, Humanities, Psychology and Social Sciences.”

After completing two Headstart courses in Year 11, Madeline Stevens from Morayfield graduated from high school last year and is now studying a Bachelor of Primary Education at USC.

Madeline will speak at the information session about what Headstart meant to her, and will be available to answer questions from students and their parents.

“Headstart was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had,” she said. “There was heaps of support and I found studying the university courses actually helped my school work.

“When I began studying at USC full-time this year, I was already very familiar with the campus and have a lot more confidence because of Headstart.”

While the information session starts at 6pm, parents and students who wish to explore the campus should arrive at 5.15pm for a guided tour by a current student.

To register your attendance or for more information visit usc.edu.au/headstart or call 5456 5456.

— Jane Cameron

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