Future students encouraged to explore university options
University of Newcastle staff and students will be on hand at three campuses on Thursday 3 January 2013, to speak to prospective students about study options.
The University's Advisory Day is designed to offer advice and information about changing preferences or alternative entry options to the University.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Andrew Parfitt, said the Advisory Day would be particularly helpful for anyone with an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) higher or lower than they expected.
“An ATAR can really change the options available to people. A higher ATAR than expected may open up a new range of opportunities across the University’s programs, and applicants may wish to change their preferences or explore different degrees and career paths,” Professor Parfitt said.
“A lower ATAR than anticipated can be disappointing, but our staff will be available to help applicants with alternative entry pathways and other study options.
“As Australia’s largest provider of enabling programs, the University of Newcastle has the support in place to help talented and motivated students from all walks of life gain entry to university and do well.
“At Advisory Day, prospective students can learn more about Newstep - a tertiary preparation course offered by the University - at an information session, and visitors can also explore the campuses on guided tours led by our students.
“Come and speak face-to-face with our staff and students at our Newcastle, Central Coast or Port Macquarie campuses about how we can help you.”
Prospective students have until Friday 4 January 2013 to change their preferences for consideration in UAC’s Main Round offers, which will be released at 9pm on Wednesday 16 January 2013.
A second Advisory Day will be held at all University campuses on Thursday 17 January after the release of Main Round offers.
Advisory Day details - Thursday 3 January 2013
- Newcastle campus (Callaghan), 2pm to 6pm, Great Hall, University Drive, Callaghan.
- Central Coast campus (Ourimbah), 2pm to 6pm, Tourism and Hospitality building, Chittaway Road, Ourimbah.
- Port Macquarie campus, 2pm to 6pm, A Block, Widderson Street, Port Macquarie.
Further details are also available at www.start2013.com.au
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