8 August 2014
On Wednesday, August 6th, nine high school teachers travelled from around the local area to the Cooma Universities Centre to attend a UAC (University Admissions Centre) Information Day. This is the first time a UAC session has been held in Cooma with local teachers previously having to travel as far as Sydney.
The session has been developed by UAC for careers advisers, year advisers and other staff in an advisory role with students in Years 10-12. Included in attendance were Donna Shelley, careers advisor from Bombala High School, Michael Barron, director of teaching and learning from Snowy Mountains Grammar School and Brad McElroy, careers advisor from Monaro High School.
Some of the topics discussed included exploring the calculation of the ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Ranking received by Yr 12 students), the university application and offer procedures, the new year-round flexible admissions to University process, bonus points and the Schools Recommendation Scheme. The information received by teachers will assist them in guiding year 10 students in their subject choices for the HSC and assisting year 12 students in their university applications, which officially opened through UAC on August 5th.
For further information about university applications or courses, or the Cooma Universities Centre, please contact Zoe Dawson at the centre by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6452 3368.