ANU | Bachelor of Arts Webinar
1 August 2019, 4:00 pm
Join ANU’s online information session and hear from leading academics and students about the benefits of studying a qualification in the area of Arts.
Gain an in-depth understanding of your programs of interest and explore your study options during this interactive information session.
Whether you are about to come to ANU, still deciding or just interested, we encourage you to join us.
Find out more: https://www.anu.edu.au/study/events/webinar-bachelor-of-arts-at-anu
ANU | Humanitarian Engineering Webinar
13 August 2019, 5:00 pm
Your engineering degree at ANU can help you obtain a deep understanding of the ways your knowledge and skills can help advance the well-being of humanity as a whole.
Join the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science for a live webinar that includes specific information about their new Humanitarian Engineering Minor.
Use this opportunity to directly interact with academic Jeremy Smith about courses, opportunities available, long-term opportunities and ways in which you can get involved through your ANU engineering degree.
Find out more: https://www.anu.edu.au/study/events/webinar-humanitarian-engineering-at-anu
UOW Early Admission
Applications for the 2019 Early Admission program will open at the UOW Early Admission website
next Thursday 1 August at 10am, and will close on Friday 30 August at 5pm.
This year, UOW has partnered with the Universities Admissions Centre to power our applications system. Any student who is completing their final year at an Australian high school is eligible to apply. The application is very clear and easy to navigate; some highlights are:
- Students will be able to register for Early Admission using their social media logins (facebook/Google/Linkedin), or they can login using their email address. As always, we ask that students don’t use their School email address, because we will need to communicate with them after they have left school.
- When students progress past the first section (entering their personal details), they will receive an email to confirm they have begun their application, and will be provided login details so that they can log into their application to make edits.
- As part of the application, students can nominate a person (usually a parent) to act on their behalf – this nominee will be able to access the application, call UOW on the student’s behalf to ask questions etc.
- Students in NSW/ACT will need their NESA/Student ID number and 4-digit UAC PIN. Having these details means that their qualifications will automatically import into their application from UAC.
- Students from outside NSW/ACT are still able to apply, they will be required to upload a pdf of their results to UAC as part of their application. They will be presented with clear instructions on how to do this once they indicate what state they are studying in.
All applicants will be required to answer four questions pertaining to the UOW Indicators of Success which will demonstrate applicants’ passion and dedication for tertiary study.
These questions are:
- Academic Readiness - What are your study strategies for the HSC exams?
- Motivation and Passion - Why do you want to study at UOW?
- Communication and Collaboration - Describe a time when you worked with others to achieve a goal.
- Planning and Persistence - How do you manage your time around your studies and other activities? Include three strategies that you’ve used in Year 12 to prioritise tasks and organise your time.
Answers to these questions need to be a minimum of 100 characters, and a maximum of 500 characters. Note that this is characters not words, and a space counts as a character. This is not a test of students’ writing skills; they can use short answer/dot point style writing.
Once students have submitted their application, they will be able to amend the application up until 5pm on Friday 30 August.
Students will then be contacted in mid-September about the compulsory Early Admission Days held between Monday 30 September – Friday 4 October. Some students will be required to attend an interview as part of their Early Admission Day. This will depend on the course applied for and their application.
Students that are successful for Early Admission will receive an official UAC offer between 14 – 16 October.
The Early Admission website includes more details including FAQs
; and there will also be Early Admission sessions at UOW Open Day…
UOW Open Day, next Saturday 3 August
UOW Open Day is the perfect opportunity for your students and their parents to spend a day exploring the university rated with 5 stars for student experience
Academic advice will be available for all study areas
in the main hall. There will be more than 200 information sessions, hands-on demonstrations and activities, and tours of our accommodation residences, campus and facilities, and the sights of Wollongong city. Students can plan their day at the Open Day website
Sessions about our Early Admission program will run at 10am, 12pm and 2pm, and an ‘Early Admission Hub’ will be open all day to help students complete their application.
From 2020 a new price structure will be applied to all of our student residences.
When students choose to live in a UOW residence, they gain access to a safe, supportive environment, and an extensive range of wellbeing, cultural, social, sporting and academic programs.
The newly priced offering provides a wide range of accommodation options at varying prices, with fees starting as low as $195 at Campus East
for a flexi catered single room in a unit. In addition to their room, the weekly fee covers students’ internet quota, electricity, water and gas. Plus, all residences are fully furnished.
Applications for 2020 are now open. You, and any interested students and parents can download the UOW Accommodation fees structure here.
As your students are busily applying for Early Admission, accommodation etc, they should remember to also apply for UOW Scholarships
. Many of our scholarships are open for application now. A full listing is here
Your students may be interested in the Westpac Young Technologists Scholarships, which are designed specifically for high school graduates who are passionate about technology and eager to explore its potential for good.
Scholars receive $5,000 per year over three years to really inspire their thinking, as well as access to paid internships and inspiring mentors, and the chance to spend time in Asia as part of an international learning experience.
Westpac Scholars become a lifelong member of the Westpac 100 Scholars Network; a group of some of the brightest young minds in Australia. Any interested students should visit uow.info/westpac-yts
for more information.
UOW Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation
Commencing in 2020, the UOW Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation is for students who are intellectually fearless and ready to ask the big questions.
Throughout this degree, students will learn:
- How to confront questions about art, literature, science, philosophy and religion as they investigate such topics as the nature of selfhood, truth, reason and wisdom.
- How to engage in foundational debates rooted in the history of ideas that remain significant today.
- How to engage with great works that present many, plural and diverging perspectives from within Western traditions of thought and art, while also becoming acquainted with under-represented voices and perspectives from outside of those traditions.
- Why focusing on great achievements of Western civilisation should never involve denigrating great achievements of other traditions, and why all of these achievements deserve our attention.
- How great ideas and art can shape us - our understanding of ourselves and the world - and how ideas can make a difference for good or ill.
UOW Tottenham Hotspur Global Football Program
Starting next year, the UOW Tottenham Hotspur Global Football Program will offer UOW students a unique opportunity to study a UOW or UOW College while also developing their football (soccer!) skills with training provided by fully qualified coaches from English Premier League (EPL) club Tottenham Hotspur.
Applications are open now at www.uow.edu.au/future/football . Successful students will undertake 16 - 20 hours of football training each week tailored around their academic study and will have opportunities for selection to compete at a local, national and international level.
During the ADFA Open Day on Sat 24 August 2019, UNSW Canberra will be hosting a VIP STEM Lunch
for future undergraduate students interested in STEM studies as a non-Defence, civilian student. Students, families, teachers and careers advisors are all welcomed. Could we please ask you to distribute the attached promotional flyer to students who may be interested.
The Lunch is from 12-2pm in Seminar Room 06 (SR06) between Building 30 and 32 (see attached map
). If you have any issues finding the location, there will be many staff and students on hand throughout the campus—who will be pleased to assist.
Our academic staff and current non-Defence undergraduate students will be available to share their experiences, as well as answer any queries you may have regarding studying as a non-Defence student at UNSW Canberra.
To register for the VIP STEM Lunch, simply visit the online event registration site here
. We ask that anyone who is planning to attend registers their intention to do so in order for us to provide sufficient catering and look after any special dietary requirements.
ADFA has limited parking available on the day, however it is expected to be filled early. ACTION buses will be running shuttles from both the Russell and Campbell Defence Offices nearby, and we recommend utilising these services. Further information on transportation options on Open Day will be made available on the ADFA Open Day website
Community Achiever Program applications - closing soon
The Community Achiever Program (CAP) rewards students involved in volunteering and community service with early offers to study the ACU undergraduate course of their choice.
Applications are closing soon, so make sure you submit them as soon as possible
Campus CAP applications close
North Sydney 3 September
Canberra 3 September
Strathfield 10 September
Passion for Business early entry program now open for direct entry
ACU has streamlined the Passion for Business (P4B) early offer program.
For the 2020 intake, you can apply for direct entry into an ACU business course and be made an early offer in Year 12, if you have completed Year 11 and a business-related subject. This means that you can rest assured well before Year 12 is over that you have been awarded a place in the degree of your choice.
You will need to complete Year 12 to satisfy ACU’s English prerequisite requirement before entry.
Students apply for the P4B program directly to ACU – which means you don't have to apply through UAC to receive an offer.
Find out how to apply
Passion for Law
If you are passionate and committed to a career within the legal profession, the Passion for Law program can help you.
- early offer to study law with ACU
- access to our academic skills workshops, CareerHub and networking events
- study abroad opportunities
- participation in our pro bono program
- $500 textbook voucher
- access to our leading with impact program.
The application process includes a 200 – 300 word statement demonstrating why you are passionate about studying law at ACU and your future career goals.
University Experience Canberra
University Experience (UE) days are free and give you the perfect opportunity to attend practical workshops related to your chosen degree, meet staff and students and get tips on preparing for uni.
Registrations are now open for UE Canberra on 1 October 2019, so make sure to register before there are no places left.
ACU Open Days
ACU Open Days are fast approaching.
Attending an ACU Open Day is a great idea for students considering going to uni. They provide an opportunity for you to get the vibe of ACU, explore the campus, and to talk to course experts and current students.
We hold an Open Day at all ACU campuses.
Brisbane Campus North Sydney Campus
21 Jul 2019 24 Aug 2019
9am – 2pm 9am – 2pm
Canberra Campus Strathfield Campus
31 Aug 2019 7 Sep 2019
9.30am – 3pm 9am – 2pm
Learn more about Open Day
ACU Student Accommodation
Living in student accommodation is a great way to get the most out of your university experience. You’ll get academic support, make lifelong friends, and be a part of a diverse and close-knit community.
ACU living and learning communities offers you safety and security with the flexibility of an off-campus lifestyle.
Our student communities encourage greater academic achievement, promote health and wellbeing, help to develop teamwork skills, and provide a positive overall student experience.
For more information or to book a tour visit our website
or email us on email@example.com
CHANGES TO INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
You may have seen recent media reports about upcoming changes to the International Baccalaureate (IB) schedule.
Tertiary Admission Centres around Australia are working on a fairer schedule to be implemented for 2022 admissions. The new schedule will enable more finely grained conversion of IB scores to ATAR ranks.
More details will be provided to IB schools, students and parents in the coming months.
ALL 2020 COURSES ONLINE IN AUGUST
If you’re planning to study an undergraduate course in 2020, all courses from participating institutions will be listed on UAC’s website from early August. If you’ve already applied and put in courses as placeholders make sure you log back in
to your application and update your preferences at this time.
If you haven’t applied yet, early bird applications close at midnight on Monday 30 September so this is also a good time to get your application
in before the processing charge increases.
ACCESS AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
A reminder that Schools Recommendation Schemes
, Educational Access Schemes
and Equity Scholarships
are all open for applications.
These programs have opened earlier this year so schools have more time to help students with their supporting documentation like records of attendance, educational impact statements and student ratings (for SRS).
It also gives students more time to fill out their applicant statement, obtain supporting documentation like medical impact statements and Centrelink information, all before the pressure of final exams.
If you’ve already applied for EAS, don’t forget your supporting documentation. Your EAS application won’t be considered until UAC has received all of your paperwork.
You can check what you need to supply on UAC's website
HELP FOR YEAR 10 STUDENTS
UAC has launched a new online tool to help Year 10 students select their HSC courses.
Subject Compass suggests relevant HSC subjects based on a student’s interests, skills, personality traits, intended career path or tertiary study plans.
Find out more about Subject Compass
Uni open days are a great way for you to get a feel for a campus, explore student facilities and talk to current students and staff. Download this year's list of uni open days
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If you’re wanting to apply for Uni starting in 2020, you might need to apply through a Tertiary Admission Centre (TAC), and you should start the process soon.
What is a TAC?
TACs are centralised processing institutions, set up to handle the large number of Uni applications each year. They’ll deal with your application and be the ones to let you know of any offers (unless you’re applying directly to the Uni).
If you’re applying for Uni, you’ll need an ATAR or OP ranking number. You’ll be notified of your ATAR result by the relevant TAC for your state.
Lots of Universities encourage applications through the TACs. As you can imagine it’s a whole lot easier for the Uni as they don’t have to wade through all the applications, process them and respond.
For some Universities you can only apply through the relevant TAC. Other Universities will allow you to apply directly to them, or accept either method of application.
Applying through a TAC is a good idea if you plan on applying to more than one University and for more than one course. That way you can just fill in one form, you can often apply for scholarships or access schemes in the same application as well.
If you’re applying for Universities in different states though, you will have to apply through different TACs.
It will cost you
TACs charge an application fee, to cover their administration costs. These vary between each organisation.
Most of them offer an “early-bird” fee, so getting an application in early could save you time and stress.
If you still want to apply to Uni but don’t decide in time for the early-bird fee. Don’t worry, you can still apply. But the charges usually increase, some quite substantially.
Where to apply
If you’re applying for Uni in either New South Wales or the Australian Capital Territory, then you’ll need to apply through UAC
. They are open for applications NOW.