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USC offers Indigenous community free tertiary taster

27 Jul 2021

USC is offering a free university skills course for members of the Sunshine Coast Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community who are interested in taking the first step towards tertiary study.

The two-day University Skills for You course is an opportunity for those over 18 who did not finish high school to sample higher education, as well as a chance for those who might not have formally studied for many years to refresh their study skills.

USC’s Indigenous Services will help run the course at the USC Sunshine Coast campus at Sippy Downs from 9am-2pm on 3-4 August.

Coordinator Liz Davison said the focus was on upgrading academic skills and helping adults approach tertiary education with confidence, regardless of their age or educational level.

“It is a no-obligation free taste of the uni experience that is designed to remove some of the barriers people may have about coming on to campus to explore their higher education and career options,” she said.

Participants will be introduced to some of the essential tools needed to tackle tertiary-level study, including academic writing and researching.

“A key part of this will be showing people how to recognise and utilise some of the transferable skills they have already gained from work and life experience, such as critical thinking and communication,” Ms Davison said.

At the end of the course, participants will explore potential study pathways and can arrange to have individual sessions with USC career advisers and Indigenous Services student advisers to help develop study and career plans.

Workbooks are provided for free and there are no tuition fees. Places are limited and registration is essential. Details here.

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