With Charles Sturt University’s (CSU) newest campus opening at Port Macquarie recently, local students will get the chance to discover more about university life and potential career paths when the University Road Show comes to town next week.
Port Macquarie High School will host one of the events, and career advisor Mr Bruce McCarthy says the University Road Show is a wonderful opportunity for local students.
“A large percentage of Port Macquarie school graduates complete their tertiary education at regional universities and now, with Charles Sturt University opening its local campus, students can benefit from having a university on their doorstep,” Mr McCarthy said. “The University Road Show gives students a chance to hear from three different universities in the one session, enabling students to consider a number of options for future study.
“Often regional students have difficulty attending university open days, so here the universities come to them. The sessions are very informative and give lots of time for questions about both study options and the admissions process."
Now in its eleventh year, the University Road Show will visit more schools than ever before, sharing information with around 5000 students at 120 schools.
As Charles Sturt University Prospective Student Adviser Ms Fran Dwyer explains, the University Road Show provides senior high school students with accurate and timely information about university education.
“By pooling resources, Charles Sturt University, Southern Cross University and the University of New England are able to provide excellent advice to students in one visit, maximising the study options presented to students while minimising the amount of time students need to be away from the classroom.”
The University Road Show will be in Camden Haven, Wauchope and South Kempsey on Tuesday 6 March, Port Macquarie on Wednesday 7 March, Taree and Great Lakes on Thursday 8 March, and Wingham and Chatham on Friday 9 March.