USC events to encourage mature-age students

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USC events to encourage mature-age students


6 September 2012

Strong interest from potential students across a wide age range and regional geography has prompted the University of the Sunshine Coast to hold a week of specially-targeted information events.

The 2012 USC Adult Entry to Uni Week, to be held from 15 to 21 September, will be an expansion of events held in previous years.

USC External Relations Manager Kylie Russell said the week aimed to show people it’s never too late to go to university, whether they were just starting a career or looking for a mid-career change.

The week will include:

  • 15 September: Information displays at Sunshine Plaza, Gympie Centro, Kippa-Ring and Morayfield shopping centres;
  • 17-20 September: Career planning workshops at local libraries including Maroochydore, Caloundra, Nambour and Noosa;
  • 19 September: Adult Entry Information Evening on campus at Sippy Downs from 5pm to 6.30pm, including one-on-one advice, seminars and tours.

“USC staff and students will be available to answer any questions such as how to enrol, what degrees are on offer, what support is available and what uni life is like,” Ms Russell said.

“People may not realise you don’t necessarily need a Year 12 qualification to get into uni. You can apply to study based on your employment experience, post-secondary qualifications and life experience.

“Anyone thinking of returning to study will feel right at home at USC because more than half of our students are aged over 21.”

Bookings are essential for the Adult Entry Information Evening on 19 September and the career planning workshops 17-20 September.

Julie Schomberg

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