School students to experience university life
First published 4 July 2012
James Cook University will welcome more than 1000 Year 12 students from around North Queensland next week as part of a University Experience program.
The JCU program allows year 12 students to gain insight into life as a university student and explore different study areas in-depth.
Students from as far north as the Tablelands, west to Mount Isa and south to Mackay will be participating.
JCU Student Liaison Officer Bronwyn Bender said it was time for high school students to “get serious” about future study choices and for students to make informed decisions.
“It is getting to crunch time for year 12s, with applications to Queensland universities opening next month, so it is a perfect chance to explore interest areas in more detail and find a course that is really for them,” she said.
Students will get a hands-on look from a choice of 17 different study areas, including looking inside an anatomy lab, looking at breeding differences in fish and finding out how a moot court operates.
Almost 400 regional students will also stay overnight on campus in Townsville, having the opportunity to explore JCU’s on-campus accommodation options.
The days are free to attend however the residential component is $140 for two nights.
The students come in school groups and the individual schools arrange travel arrangements, with some subsidies being available.
Other members of the public keen to see what JCU has on offer are encouraged to attend the Open Day held on Sunday 26 August.
WHAT: James Cook University Experience Program
WHEN: Tuesday 10th July – Thursday 12th July. Morning sessions run from 9.45am – 11.30am and the afternoon session runs from 12.30pm – 2.15pm.
For more information, contact Bronwyn Bender on 0419 693 176.
JCU Media contact: Caroline Kaurila (07) 4781 4586 or 0437 028 175