University of Newcastle staff and students will be on hand to talk to prospective students about study options, preferences, preference changes and alternative entry, at an Advisory Day on Tuesday 6 January 2009.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Services), Dr Sue Gould, said the Advisory Day was for all prospective students, but would be particularly useful for people who had received a higher or lower Universities Admission Index (UAI) than expected.
"A UAI can really change the options available to prospective students," Dr Gould said. "If they received a higher UAI than expected, they may wish to change their preferences and explore different degree programs".
"If they received a lower UAI than anticipated, staff will be available to help them with alternative entry pathways and other study options".
"Our Advisory Day is a chance for students to seek helpful, personalised advice about the choices available to them."
The Newcastle, Central Coast and Port Macquarie campuses will each host an Advisory Day. The University's Student Hub at Newcastle will be open for prospective students to change their preferences online via the UAC website, with the assistance of University staff. Another Advisory Day will be held at all University campuses on Tuesday 22 January after the release of Main Round offers.
Prospective students have until Wednesday 7 January 2009 to change their preferences for inclusion in the Main Round of the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) offers, which will be released at 9pm on Wednesday 21 January 2009.
Late applications for 2009 will be accepted by UAC until Thursday 5 February.
Advisory Day details - Tuesday 6 January 2009
- Newcastle campus (Callaghan), midday to 6pm, Great Hall, University Drive, Callaghan
- Central Coast campus (Ourimbah), midday to 6pm, Previews Restaurant, Chittaway Road, Ourimbah
- Port Macquarie campus, 3pm to 6pm, A Block, Widderson Street, Port Macquarie
Further details are also available at www.newcastle.edu.au
Media contact: Dr Sue Gould on 0428 489 906.