real deal

Hearing the real deal about uni

A REALITY show came to Hervey Bay and Childers on February 17, 2015, giving more than 700 Year 11 and 12 students the real deal about university life.

Urangan State High School Year 12 Co-ordinator Meade Barnes said the students were excited to have people from five universities, Defence Force Recruiting and TAFE Queensland come to their schools for this year’s Uni Showcase.

“I’ve asked the students for feedback and the vast majority said they’ve taken a lot away from the event, particularly about the costs of living, what university life is really like, and what it means to prepare for uni in terms of self-motivation,” Mr Barnes said.

“They’re definitely more inspired now to consider their higher education options after they finish Year 12.”

Uni Showcase is being hosted this week by the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), as part of a series organised by the Queensland Chapter of the National Association of Prospective Student Advisers (QNAPSA).

Uni Showcase presented to 14 schools across the Fraser and Cooloola coasts.

Participating institutions were University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australian Catholic University, Central Queensland University, Queensland University of Technology, University of Sunshine Coast, TAFE Queensland and Defence Force Recruiting.

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Caption: Urangan State High School students (l-r) Dru Hinds, Morena Tirona and Matthew Verbruggen explore their higher education options at Uni Showcase.

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