Students learn about uni options
GONE are the days when you left school and faced the sometimes scary yet exciting prospect of going to university without a clue about what you were letting yourself into.
Now you not only get the benefit of orientation days to show you the ropes, but in some cases, the university comes to you.
Senior high school students around the Tweed got the chance to discover more about university life and potential career paths when the University Road Show came to their school this week.
Now in its 11th year, the show gives students the chance to hear from a group of universities, including Southern Cross University, in one session.
The sessions are informative and cover topics such as study options, how to apply, student life, costs and accommodation.
"Often regional students have difficulty attending university open days, so we're coming to them," said Peter Barnard, SCU student recruitment officer.
"The sessions are very informative and give lots of time for questions about both the study options and the admissions process."
The road show visited St Joseph's College, Banora Point, Wollumbin High, Murwillumbah, Mt St Patrick College, Murwillumbah, Murwillumbah High, Tweed River High, Tweed Heads South, Kingscliff High and Lindisfarne Anglican School, Terranora.