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Regional universities go direct to local students


1 March 2013
Senior high school students in Grafton, Coffs Harbour, Macksville and Nambucca Heads will get the chance to discover more about university life and potential career paths when the University Roadshow comes to the region, starting on Tuesday, March 5.

The University Roadshow will be visiting 10 high schools across the region, providing an opportunity for students to hear about the range of study options on offer at Southern Cross University, Charles Sturt University and the University of New England.

Now in its twelfth year, the University Roadshow is visiting more schools than ever before, sharing information with around 5000 students at 120 schools.

Southern Cross University student recruitment officer Peter Marshall said the University Roadshow provided senior high school students with accurate and timely information regarding university education.

“By pooling resources, Southern Cross University, Charles Sturt University and the University of New England are able to provide excellent advice to students in one visit, maximising the study options presented to students while minimising the amount of time students need to be away from the classroom,” Mr Marshall said.

Dionne Court, careers adviser at Coffs Harbour High School welcomed the Roadshow.

"Many senior students do not get the opportunity to visit university campuses in the lead up to their exams so the University Roadshow enables students to see university education at any one of the three universities represented as a realistic possibility for them for the future,” Ms Court said.

“We would like to thank each of the universities for working together to bring this Roadshow to Coffs Harbour."

The University Roadshow will be in the region on the following dates.

March 5: Grafton, Woolgoolga
March 6 and 7: Coffs Harbour and Bellingen
March 8: Nambucca Heads and Macksville

Photo opportunity: to arrange a photo or interview contact Brigid Veale, Southern Cross University, head of Communications and Publications, 02 66593006 or 0439 680 748.