Taste test of university life for pupils
BURNETT high school students glimpsed university life on Sunday during the annual open day for University of Southern Queensland’s Fraser Coast campus.
More than 50 Year 10 students from Gayndah’s Burnett State College, Biggenden State School and Proston State School enjoyed a two-day taste tester.
“Large classes can sometimes be overwhelming for regional students,” the university’s executive manager Brett Langabeer said.
“We give students a taste of what university study is like to help them decide if (that) is an option for their post-secondary school studies, and if so, whether distance or on-campus study will suit them better.”
The annual Uni Life program began in mid-July when a lecturer and staff visited the rural schools.
The on-campus visit was the final stage offered to help rural students make an informed choice.
ON-CAMPUS VISIT: Johnathon Pace of Gayndah learns about whales on board the Tasman Venture while visiting USQ Fraser Coast as part of the Uni Life program for Year 10 rural students.