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University Roadshow visits schools across the region


Brigid Veale
10 March 2014
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, from Tuesday, March 11.

The University Roadshow will involve 16 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 13th year, the University Roadshow visits 120 schools in regional NSW, sharing information with around 5000 students.

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.

Kim Harland, careers adviser at Orara High School, welcomed the Roadshow.

“The timing of the University Roadshow gets students thinking about and planning their options after high school prior to the demands of the HSC really setting in,” Mr Harland said.

“University Roadshow outlines tertiary study as a viable option for regional students and we’d like to thank the three universities involved for joining forces to provide our students with a forum where they can gather valuable information about all the benefits of life and study at regional universities.”

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

March 11: Grafton, Woolgoolga
March 12 and 13: Coffs Harbour and Bellingen
March 14: Nambucca Heads and Macksville

Photo: Student Recruitment Office Peter Marshall will be on hand to give advice to high school students across the region.