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School students learn about life at SCU


Brigid Veale
29 November 2005
More than 500 Year 11 students will head to Southern Cross University's Lismore campus for the annual Senior Schools Day on Friday, December 2.

The day is for students who have just concluded year 11 studies, and are commencing year 12 work ahead of their HSC in 2006.

Students from Maclean to Tweed Heads and west to Bonalbo and Woodenbong will attend this year's SCU Senior Schools Day.

Organiser of the event in Lismore is Glenn Jeffery, who has run the day on 12 previous occasions.

He said an important part of the day was the opportunity for students to select the two courses they were most interested in and attend specific information sessions on those courses. He said a total of 21 course information sessions were on offer.

"Another valued session is the chance to listen and ask questions of a panel of five current SCU students," he said.

"The day gives students in our region an insight into SCU, and an early understanding of the specific courses and student services available. It shows how they can best go about achieving the university course they wish to study."

The day also provides information on applying for university and university scholarships; IT and library information; services available for students on campus; and information to help students once they are accepted.

A Senior Schools Day will be run at SCU's Coffs Harbour campus on December 6, with students from Taree to Grafton and west to Gunnedah attending.

The annual Senior Schools Day at SCU's Lismore campus is on December 2 and runs from 10am to 2.30pm. Careers advisors at local schools have further information and details on how 2006 HSC students can attend.