USC coordinates travelling showcase

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USC coordinates travelling showcase


28 February 2012

28 February 2012

Almost 3,500 Year 12 students will be able to access the latest information about tertiary education when the 2012 Sunshine Coast University Showcase tours the region from Monday 5 March to Tuesday 13 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 Macaela French said the showcase would visit 18 venues in six days, presenting to senior students from 24 schools, including from five high schools in Gympie on Monday.

“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,” she said.

Ms French said the single largest presentation would take place on Wednesday 7 March, involving 350 students at Mountain Creek State High School.

About 740 students from five schools will attend presentations at three venues on Thursday 8 March, with 340 students expected at Nambour State High School and 260 at the USC Sports Stadium.

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.

— Michelle Widdicombe

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