Preparing for Success Program on campus @ Lismore, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour
Oliver Ayo, PSP student: I chose to the PSP on campus basically because I wanted the real university experience. I hadn't studied since high school which was nearly 10 years ago. I've always been a little bit intimidated by university so I thought it was a great opportunity to have a go at university and see if it was for me.
Adam Herd, PSP student: Hi my name's Adam I'm 28. I'm studying PSP and hopefully going on to do a Bachelor of IT. I only finished year 8 at school so this is a big step for me to come in and do something like this. I was terrible at high school but now I'm wanting to learn and do this for the right reasons - wanting a proper job, wanting to be a good role model. Things that it's teaching me are learning how to write essays, write reports. It's a real good step in the right direction. If anybody wants to go to uni and they're quite unsure, PSP would be the way to go.
Tara Thomas, PSP student: I'm a single mum of two little boys and I wanted to try the PSP to figure out whether I was going to be able to handle my degree. In the future I hope to do sports and exercise science starting this year mid-year, (PSP) has been awesome, it's taught me so much. I think if I had gone straight into the degree I would have really struggled with referencing and just the writing style of being at uni.
Jerrad Hoffmann, PSP student: I chose to study the PSP program in 2014 and can I tell you it's been one of the best experiences I have had. I am now studying a Bachelor of Indigenous trauma and healing and this course is really really relevant to me. I wouldn't have had the skills or knowledge about referencing if it had not been for the PSP program.
Bart Shubert, Undergraduate student: I did the PSP in 2014 I found it to be quite useful in my academic skills and writing which I had a lot of trouble with. Now I'm studying a Bachelor of Arts and going to Japan in August.
Jenny Ryan, PSP student: I had been a teacher's aide most of my life and work was getting pretty sparse so I started here. It's been wonderful on campus to get to know other kids. I'm not as young as everyone else but it's all-inclusive and wonderful. Down the line, in my future, I want to be a creative writer and so after finishing this I hope to go on and be accepted in creative writing and finish my career that way.
Jeannine Kambere, PSP student: Coming from Africa English as second language is the hardest thing. I finished high school last year, not with the best ATAR. So I found another way of getting into uni. I called in at Southern Cross University, they told me to apply for the PSP course which I did when I got in I was so happy. I picked on-campus because I'm the kind of person who learns looking at someone and being there in class makes it easy for me and I'm not very good with technology. If I need to ask questions I can just ask the teacher after class to explain something.
Oliver: To see how far I've come from the beginning I really doubted myself but now I can really see that I have the ability to succeed at a university level.
Tara: I've learned how to use the website I've met people, made friends and it's just been the best experience that's got me out of my shell. I feel more confident and I can't wait to start!
We wish you every success! From the team @ SCU College.