Program helps regional students to stay ahead
Two Greater Bunbury Year 12 students have toured universities in Perth as part of the Curtin AHEAD program, which aims to encourage students to consider furthering their studies.
Curtin University AHEAD team leader Luke Webster said the course targeted students from regional areas to help them through the transition from school to university.
“This is the third year the camp has been running and something we put together because we recognised the barriers that students in regional areas face when they want to make the transition to Perth for university,” Mr Webster said.
“We aim to debunk certain myths about higher education and it has been really well received by all of our participants. This year we had triple the amount of applications from last year.”
Tiarlie Wareham, from Manea Senior College, and Danielle Suckling, from Australind Senior High School, said they found the week very valuable.
“We started out just having a look around the Perth area and the accommodation at all universities so the transition from regional to the city is going to be much easier,” Tiarlie said.
“I was really invested in UWA because of the biomedical bachelor but after doing this, I’ve discovered that Murdoch has an engineering course I’m really interested in.”
“Through the week we’ve been learning about TISC applications, scholarship opportunities and how to live at uni in general with food and budgeting and everything.”
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