28 February 2014
Almost 3,600 Year 12 students across the region will be able to access the latest information about tertiary education when the 2014 Sunshine Coast University Showcase tour begins on Monday 3 March.
The University of the Sunshine Coast is coordinating this annual event, which involves eight Queensland universities, the Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE and Defence Force Recruiting.
USC External Relations Officer Sebastion Marx said the showcase would visit 19 venues in six days and present to senior students from 25 schools, starting with four schools in Gympie.
“USC organises this as a community service to Sunshine Coast and Gympie students, who will benefit from having easily accessible information about degree programs, pathways to unis, admissions and study costs,” he said.
“The schools love it. This brings almost every university in Queensland, plus TAFE and the Australian Defence Force to their students and their schools. It gives them greater access to information about education.”
Mr Marx said the largest events on the showcase tour would occur at the USC Sports Stadium on Wednesday 5 March and at Mountain Creek State High School on Friday 7 March, involving about 350 students at each venue.
As well as attending university presentations, high school students will be able to chat one-on-one with USC’s Student Ambassadors about campus life.
Universities involved this year are the University of the Sunshine Coast, University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University, University of Southern Queensland, Central Queensland University, Bond University and the Australian Catholic University.
— Terry Walsh