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The University of Melbourne will host information sessions in regional Victoria for students and their families to explore study options, scholarships and careers.
The sessions will be held on Tuesday 3rd March in Shepparton, Wednesday 4th March in Wangaratta and Thursday 5th March in Wodonga.
Shepparton student Zoe Shacklock is in the third year of her Arts/Science degree and says she really enjoys the range and variety of subjects available at the uni.
“I can specialise in the areas that particularly interest me, but also try subjects from a range of different fields.”
“I also love the campus, in terms of its architecture and atmosphere and its proximity to the CBD,” she says.
“I was awarded a Melbourne Access Scholarship, which helps to cover a portion of my HECS and takes some of the financial pressure off me and my family by giving me an allowance each year.”
Throughout 2009 The University of Melbourne will be visiting regional areas as part of its ongoing commitment to providing quality education.
“In March, we will be visiting Shepparton, Wangaratta and Wodonga” says Ms Wendy Holden, General Manager of Future Students Undergraduate.
“The sessions are for students in Years 10-12 and their families, and provide a great opportunity for a general introduction to the university and for those with specific questions.”
“Students and their parents will be able to learn more about the University’s Melbourne Model, scholarships and careers.”
University of Melbourne staff will talk about:
• Access Melbourne, the University combined special entry and access scholarships scheme
• Our distinctive ‘Melbourne Model’ education system
• Undergraduate courses and pathways into Melbourne graduate programs
• Admissions, entry requirements and pre-requisites for our courses
• Career and graduate outcomes
• Transition issues and Student Support services
• Accommodation options
• How to become involved with the university while at school
Information Evening for Students (Years 10-12) and their families:
Date: Tuesday 3 March 2009
Venue: School of Rural Health, University of Melbourne, 49 Graham Street, Shepparton
Date: Wednesday 4 March 2009
Venue: Conference room, Quality Hotel Gateway, 29-37 Ryley Street, Wangaratta
Date: Thursday 5 March 2009
Venue: Senior Study Centre, Catholic College, 1 Bowman Court, Wodonga
For more information:
University of Melbourne
0407 377 028