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High school students find out about life at university


Brigid Veale
29 October 2008
Around 450 Year 11 students from Forster/Tuncurry north to Woolgoolga will converge on Southern Cross University’s Coffs Harbour campus tomorrow (Thursday, October 30) for the annual Senior Schools Day.

The event is designed to provide Year 11 students with all the information they need about the courses offered at university, how to apply and the support services on offer at all SCU campuses.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for Year 11 students to get a real taste of university life and the range of courses available at Southern Cross University,” Lucinda Hutchinson, student recruitment officer, said.

“Participants will also get to hear from current students about all aspects of uni life, from pathways into university to the full range of support services provided.

"Students will receive information on how to apply, costs and accommodation.

"Information sessions will provide an overview of individual courses, entry requirements and the career options for graduates."

During the day school career advisors will also take part in a full program including a presentation from the Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Clark and an overview of the current skills shortages from Grant Cairncross, a lecturer in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management.

Seniors Schools Day is held each year at the Lismore and Coffs Harbour campuses.