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Year 12s experience day in the life of uni students

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North Bundaberg State High School students Olivia Houston and Alison Quinn take part in the Regional Medical Pathway Program Experience

Year 12 students from high schools across the region have experienced what it is like to live a day in the life of a uni student at CQUniversity’s Bundaberg campus.

More than 150 students converged on the CQUniversity campus to immerse themselves in a range of sessions that showcased their post-high school study options, including both higher education degrees and TAFE courses.

Students received a personalised timetable to help them navigate just like a uni student, attended classes with expert teaching staff and academics, and got a sneak peek into the social aspects of uni.

CQUniversity Bundaberg Manager of Student Recruitment Kylie Ciocca said the Uni Experience day provided the opportunity for current year 12 students to get a feel for what life is like at university, as well as what opportunities existed within the region after school.

“We are proud to be able to host this event again this year, with the day providing the opportunity for these students to give uni life a go and see what they think,” she said.

“Students have been given the opportunity today to get a taste of different courses across various disciplines including education, allied health, engineering and medical sciences, in particular learning more about our Pathway to Medicine course.”

North Bundaberg State High School student Alison Quinn said the day had given her the opportunity to learn more about university and what courses were available.

“This has been a really good experience, with hands on activities that have allowed us to learn many different things, as well as finding out what the opportunities are for us after school,” she said.

Uni Experience is a free, one day on-campus event allowing Year 12 students to gain an understanding of the options available for tertiary education.

High schools involved in the day included Aldridge State High School, Bundaberg Christian College, Bundaberg North State High School, Bundaberg State High School, Isis District High School, Kepnock State High School, Rosedale State School, Shalom College and St Luke’s Bundaberg.