USC offers Headstart for high school students

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USC offers Headstart for high school students


3 September 2013

Families of Year 10 and 11 school students from across the region are encouraged to attend an event at the University of the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday 4 September.

The USC Headstart Program Information Evening will run from 6pm to 7.30pm at the Sippy Downs campus. Parents and students who arrive early can also join in a 5.15pm campus tour led by a current USC student.

USC External Relations Officer Macaela French said the event would feature talks by current Headstart students about their studies at USC, where they can choose from more than 60 courses.

Headstart enables Year 11 and 12 students to study USC subjects while still completing high school, potentially gaining credit towards their future degrees.

“Those who attend the evening can find out about the benefits of Headstart, the application process and the support services available for students both on campus at USC and at their schools,” Ms French said.

Topics will include program benefits, eligibility, applications, course types and timetabling options, facilities, support, costs and scholarships.

“Our Headstart display and information sessions were very busy at the recent USC Open Day and we’re getting a lot of interest from high school students in the north Brisbane region in particular,” she said.

To register to attend, go to or phone 5456 5456.

Applications for Headstart in Semester 1, 2014 close on Friday 25 October 2013.

USC Gympie will hold its own Headstart Information Evening at the Cartwright Road centre this evening (Tuesday 3 September) from 5.30pm to 7pm.

—  Julie Schomberg

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