It can pay to attend this event
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.