It can pay to at­tend this event

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AT­TEND­ING the in­au­gu­ral Ter­tiary Stud­ies and Ca­reers Expo in Ade­laide last year lit­er­ally paid off for first year Bach­e­lor of Med­i­cal Science stu­dent Rachel Chipere.

She won a $2000 bur­sary and promptly paid off some of her univer­sity fees.

The bur­sary is awarded by the TSCEA panel to a prospec­tive ter­tiary stu­dent, based on cri­te­ria such as aca­demic back­ground, equity is­sues, de­mo­graphic and gen­uine need to start ter­tiary stud­ies.

Rachel is from a sin­gle-par­ent fam­ily that em­i­grated to Aus­tralia in 2009.

Her pas­sion is medicine and science and she plans to be­come a doc­tor. In the mean­time, she works at a re­tail store in the city to help fund her stud­ies but she says money is al­ways tight.

‘‘I’ll be build­ing up a big debt while I’m study­ing so it’s re­ally good to know it’s a lit­tle bit less now,’’ she says.

Flin­ders Univer­sity is a spon­sor of TSCEA. The event be­gan last year as an an­nual one-stop­shop for peo­ple want­ing to ex­plore ter­tiary stud­ies, train­ing and ca­reer op­tions.

This year’s free event is on to­mor­row and Mon­day at the Ade­laide Con­ven­tion Cen­tre.

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