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SCU Senior Schools Day sheds light on uni life


Anne-Louise Brown
15 October 2015

University life, study and everything in between will be up for discussion at Southern Cross University’s Senior Schools Days, to be held across the Coffs Harbour, Lismore and Gold Coast campuses.

About 1200 students from 50 schools from across the region will attend the event - specifically designed for students starting their final year of school in 2016 - providing course information, University orientation and a taste of campus life.

Student Recruitment Officer Peter Marshall said the Senior School Days were a great opportunity for high school students thinking of attending university to ask questions and meet staff and current students.

“This is the ideal time for these students to start considering their post-school options. The aim of Senior Schools Days is to stimulate interest in academic pursuits and long-term aspirations,” he said.

“Students get a chance to have a look around the campuses to see the range of facilities on offer. They can also talk to lecturers and current students, who will be providing information on all aspects of university life.”

In addition, information will be provided on two new degrees being offered at Southern Cross University in 2016, the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering and the Bachelor of Biomedical Science. The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science is also being offered at the Coffs Harbour campus for the first time in 2016.

General sessions include information about applying for university, early entry, scholarships and social and cultural life at Southern Cross University. A range of course sessions highlight specific courses on offer and discuss career paths students can pursue.

The floor will then be opened for a panel session with current University students, where visiting students get to ask questions.

Senior School Days will be held at:

Coffs Harbour Campus, Tuesday 20 October, 9.45am-2pm (AEDT)

Gold Coast Campus, Thursday 22 October, 9am-1pm (AEST)

Lismore Campus, Thursday 29 October, 9.45am-2pm (AEDT)

Call 1800 626 481 for more information.