The University of Newcastle released 8,345 Main Round Offers to undergraduate students tonight.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Global Relations), Professor Kevin McConkey, said this year the university was delighted to have made a record number of Main Round Offers.
“In 2012, the university’s total preferences increased by six per cent and its first preferences increased by four per cent.
There were more than 19,200 applications from students across Australia with at least one preference for an undergraduate degree at Newcastle.
“The Joint Medical Program (Bachelor of Medicine) continues to be Newcastle’s most popular degree.
Approximately 3,000 people applied for 170 places (110 at Newcastle and 60 at the University of New England).
“We are thrilled that interest in our Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) rose sharply this year, with a 60 per cent increase in first preferences.
“Newcastle’s Bachelor of Physiotherapy experienced enormous demand in 2012.
This speaks to both the strength of our program and the demand for the high quality graduates we produce.
Its minimum ATAR of 96.05 is the second highest entry score for this degree in NSW.”
The top three most popular degree programs at Newcastle in terms of first preferences were:
• Joint Medical Program (Bachelor of Medicine)
• Bachelor of Nursing (Callaghan)
• Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)/Bachelor of Arts (Callaghan)
Seventy-nine per cent of the university’s 2012 offers are to students from the Hunter, Central Coast and Mid North Coast regions.
“Receiving an offer from the University of Newcastle is an exciting and rewarding experience.
It will have followed years of hard work for many and is the start of a new personal academic career journey.
We look forward to welcoming thousands of new students to the university in 2012.”
Students are strongly encouraged to accept their Main Round Offer without delay by visiting www.newcastle.edu.au/uac by Wednesday 25 January.
Information about offers follows on pages 2 and 3.
Total number of offers: 8,345 (Commonwealth Supported Places)
• 39 per cent school leavers
• 61 per cent non-school leavers
* This figure does also not include offers made to international students
Breakdown of offers:
Number of offers: 6,636
Central Coast campus
Number of offers: 1,407
Port Macquarie campus
Number of offers: 172
Number of offers: 115
International College of Management Sydney
Number of offers: 15
Top three degree programs with most offers:
• 466 offers made for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) in the Bachelor of Nursing (Callaghan)
• 426 offers made for CSPs in the Bachelor of Arts (Callaghan)
• 403 offers made for CSPs in the Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)/Bachelor of Arts (Callaghan)
Total number of programs offered across all campuses: 87
New undergraduate programs offered in 2012:
• Bachelor of Business (International College of Management Sydney)
• Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of Technology (Callaghan)
• Bachelor of Midwifery (Port Macquarie)
Offers to students who have completed a preparation (enabling) course at the University of Newcastle:
• 1,009 offers to applicants who have completed the Open Foundation program at the University. Open Foundation is a program for people who have been out of the education system and hope to study in an undergraduate degree program in the future.
• 398 offers to applicants who completed the Newstep program at the University. Newstep is a similar program to Open Foundation, aimed at 17 – 21 year olds.
• Nine offers to applicants who completed the Yapug program at the University. Yapug is a similar program to Open Foundation and Newstep, aimed at Indigenous peoples.
University Advisory Day
The University of Newcastle will hold an Advisory Day on Thursday 19 January 2012 for all prospective students, including those who did not receive a Main Round Offer from the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Representatives from the University and TAFE NSW will be available to discuss options for study and pathways to University, including enabling programs.
• Callaghan campus, 3pm – 6pm in the Great Hall
• Central Coast campus, 3pm – 6pm in the Tourism and Hospitality building
• Port Macquarie campus, 3pm – 6pm in A Block
Prospective students who cannot attend the Advisory Day can visit www.newcastle.edu.au or call 02 4921 5000 for more information.
Enquiries can be emailed to the University at email@example.com
Change of preferences for consideration in the Late Round of offers close on Wednesday 25 January. Late Round offers will be made on Wednesday 1 February.
Applications through UAC for consideration in the Final Round of offers close on Thursday 2 February. Final Round Offers will be made on Wednesday 8 February.
For more information or interviews contact:
Kate Robinson, Media and Public Relations, on 02 4921 5061 or 0408 115 467.
Tess Campbell, Media and Public Relations, on 02 4921 8714.