A chance to sort through your uni options in Port

PROSPECTIVE students can talk about study options during an advisory day at the University of Newcastle’s Port Macquarie campus.

The university’s advisory day on Thursday  is designed to offer advice and information about changing preferences or alternative entry options. 

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Andrew Parfitt, said the advisory day would be particularly helpful for anyone with an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) higher or lower than they expected.

“An ATAR can really change the options available to people,” Prof Parfitt said.

“A higher ATAR than expected may open up a new range of opportunities across the University’s programs, and applicants may wish to change their preferences or explore different degrees and career paths.”

He said a lower ATAR than anticipated could be disappointing, but staff would be available to help applicants with alternative entry pathways and other study options. 

“As Australia’s largest provider of enabling programs, the University of Newcastle has the support in place to help talented and motivated students from all walks of life gain entry to university and do well,” Prof Parfitt said.

“At advisory day, prospective students can learn more about Newstep – a tertiary preparation course offered by the university – at an information session, and visitors can also explore the campuses on guided tours led by our students.”

Prospective students have until Friday to change their preferences for consideration in UAC’s main round offers.

The University of Newcastle’s Port Macquarie advisory day will be held at the Port Macquarie campus in Widderson St from 2pm to 6pm on Thursday in A Block.

A second advisory day will be held on January 17.

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