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Parent Lounge Update

The Parent Lounge Update is designed to keep parents up-to-date with everything they need to know about uni for their child.

This blog is regularly updated by USC academics and staff with tips and advice for guiding your teens through high school and toward their path to university study. You can also subscribe for bi-monthly updates.

Latest posts

Your child's next chapter: FAQs for parents of university-bound teens
14 Feb

Entering university marks a significant milestone in your child's life.

How your teen can make the most of the summer months to prepare for uni success
7 Dec 2023

The summer months before university begins provide a valuable window of opportunity to prepare for the exciting journey ahead.

Beyond the numbers: Why low selection ranks don't define degree quality
17 Oct 2023

In the world of higher education, students and parents often equate success with high selection ranks or ATARs (Australian Tertiary Admission Ranks).

Previous posts

The cost of going to uni and why it’s worth the investment
17 Oct 2023

As your child begins to contemplate their future educational path, it's important to consider the costs associated with attending university.

Is your child ready to apply for university? Here’s our step-by-step guide for navigating QTAC
8 Aug 2023

QTAC applications are now open so it’s time for your Year 12 student to get their university plans sorted for next year.

Overcoming the fear of failure in teenagers
8 Jun 2023

If your child is struggling to get to school or fearing something, listen to UniSC's Psychology expert, Dr Rachael Sharman, explain how you can help.

Finding the right path
13 Apr 2023

Every young person is different.

Tips for supporting your child at university
7 Feb 2023

So your child is heading off to uni this year, about to face new experiences, challenges and opportunities.

Parent talking to their child
ATARs are out - does your child need to change their preferences?
16 Dec 2022

Once your child has received their ATAR results, they may want to change their preferences if things didn’t go as planned.

Learning from failure
12 Dec 2022

Everyone fails at one point or another.

What if my child doesn’t get the ATAR they’re hoping for?
20 Oct 2022

With the release of ATARs just around the corner, your child may be wondering what happens if they don’t get the ATAR they’re hoping for.

Work Integrated Learning – What is it and why is it important?
20 Oct 2022

It’s no secret that the best preparation for entering the professional workforce is gaining real work experience.

An alternative pathway to university: Zoe Brennocks’ story
15 Aug 2022

Like so many Year 11 and 12 students, Zoe Brennocks didn’t really know what she wanted to do after high school, and after dropping her ATAR subjects in Year 11, she thought her dreams of going to university were over.

Getting the most out of Open Day
1 Jun 2022

Open Days are a great opportunity for prospective students and their parents to gain insights into the campus, programs, and overall university experience.