BATEMANS Bay and Moruya High School Year 12 students are among those who have had their dreams come true thanks to a innovative new University of Wollongong program.
The students were unsure whether they would get into their preferred university courses but had their dreams of being accepted realised by participating in the university’s In2Uni University Preparation Program (UPP).
Thirty-eight students from Batemans Bay High School, Moruya High School, Ulladulla High, and Narooma High School, participated in the UPP at UOW’s Batemans Bay campus, with 21 students receiving an early admission offer to
study at UOW. A celebratory lunch was held at the Batemans Bay campus on Friday to recognise the student’s achievements.
Outreach & Pathways Manager, Kylie Austin, said an impressive 92.9 per cent of students involved in the UPP who applied for Early Admission Program places into the University have now been made offers.
Over two school terms, students participating in the UPP received assistance with their HSC subjects through an on-campus study centre or school based study sessions, and had access to UOW resources including the library.
They also received advice on study skills and mentoring to discuss their options after they finished high school.
On successful completion of the UPP, students received an admissions interview to the University of Wollongong to the faculty of their choice. Applications are now open for the 2015 UPP and students from local high schools are encouraged
to apply. Students have to be currently enrolled in Year 12 in a high school in the Illawarra/South East Region.
The UPP is fully sponsored by the University of Wollongong so it is at no cost to participating students. The program runs at UOW’s Wollongong, Shoalhaven, Batemans Bay, Bega and Southern Highlands campuses.