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Early entry, Bathurst students take full advantage

Round Two of the Charles Sturt University Advantage early offer program has opened, giving students an opportunity to secure their place at university before they take their final exams.

The Charles Sturt Advantage program preferences personal attributes such as communication, empathy, resilience and motivation, and takes into consideration academic aptitude, including Year 11 results, to determine success as a student and in the workforce.

Round One of the program received a great response from Year 12 students, with almost 1500 offers made and 10% of those offers going to Central West students.

Offers to Bathurst schools to date include:

Denison College Careers Advisor Mr Brett Hartmann said the students were surprised at how simple the application process was.

“A lot of students are feeling very anxious about getting places at University this year,” Mr Hartman said.

“I encouraged them to apply to the early entry program to help them to get on with their HSC with a bit more confidence and less stress.”

Naturally, those that have received an offer are really excited,” Mr Hartmann said.

Mackillop College Careers Advisor Mrs Julieanne McRae said that there had been a lot of interest from students at the school for education, psychology, and nursing courses.

“Students were encouraged to apply as it gave them an early offer separate from the Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS) through the University Admissions Centre (UAC),” Mrs McRae said.

Denison College, Bathurst High campus students (pictured left to right)
Sabine Trevillion, Chiara Bicanic, Toma Curry, Katy Beuzeville.

She confirmed that “students who received an offer are very happy”.

Charles Sturt Interim Vice-Chancellor Professor John Germov said successful applicants to the program will gain an insight into what studying at Charles Sturt is like by helping them connect with the university community before they begin their studies next year.

“By creating a connection with current students, peers and the university’s support services, our commencing students gain the confidence and skills to succeed in their studies,” Professor Germov said.

Professor Germov said the other advantage Charles Sturt offers students is the opportunity to be part of Australia’s leading university for full-time graduate employment, with 86 per cent finding full-time work within four months of graduation.

“From day one at university, we help our students develop industry connections and skills to ensure they are well prepared for day one of their career,” Professor Germov said.

Round two of the Charles Sturt Advantage program will close on Tuesday August 31, with offers expected to be made in late September.

Pictured: Mackillop College students following the start of the trial HSC this week. (back LtoR) Darcie Bennett, Clancy Best, Tayla Brasier, Maddison Slattery, Sophie Falkner, Isabella Spice, Amy Kruzeberger, Madelene Combes, Emma Bromhead, Chloe Johns. (front LtoR) Mia Davis, Georgia Lane, Imogen Drinkwater, Tula Foster, Jess Green, Mel Dwyer, Shelley Singh, Ruby Gangemi, Katherine Richardson.

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