Benchmark for choices in learning
CLASS is officially still out but James Cook University is already abuzz with eager students dabbling in the time- honoured tradition of Orientation Week.
To date, 1023 students have accepted offers to begin study at JCU in Townsville mid- year. This compares to 937 for the 2014 mid- year intake.
The university has this week been hosting welcome events, mentor and course activities, campus tours, free lunches and evening social activities where students can meet each other and staff members before classes begin next Monday.
Lucas Trinca, 20, from Rasmussen, will start studying a Diploma of Higher Education majoring in Health before pursuing a Bachelor in Paramedical Science.
“This will be my first course and so far O- Week has been pretty fun,” Mr Trinca said.
“I have been getting a lot of tips on getting around.
“I have been looking for adventure, so hopefully this will lead to some career excitement because I don’t want an office 9- 5 job.”
Signature events expected to draw big crowds are the traditional Toga Party and Market Day.
The age 18- plus Toga Party will be held next Tuesday at The Club at the university’s Douglas campus from 7pm until late.
The following day, Market Day will be held at Market Square from 10am- 2pm.