Combined South Australian Tertiary Information Evening

Term 3 is an important time for Year 12 students as they prepare for their life after school. By the end of Term 3, students considering undertaking study at most university courses in 2018 need to have made their applications to the South Australian Tertiary Admission Centre (SATAC), or the equivalent organisations interstate. The Combined South Australian tertiary information evening is being held on Tuesday 8 August to assist families to understand the tertiary entry processes and plan course options with university staff. Pembroke School, Wilderness School and St Peter’s College have worked collaboratively to run the information seminar for boys and parents/guardians for a number of years and this year it will be held at St Peter’s College in the Memorial Hall from 7 pm to 9 pm. There will be representatives from the University of South Australia, University of Adelaide, Flinders University, Monash University, University of Sydney, Torrens University, TAFE SA and St Mark’s College present at this meeting to assist with course options and address any other related issues for parents and students. Details of the evening will be emailed to all Year 12 parents.

Monash University, Melbourne

Monash University is hosting campus tours during the school holidays. Students and their families will get to see the main features of the Clayton campus, including tours of the onsite accommodation. Participants will also meet and talk to current students during the tour. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about a tertiary option before committing to that pathway. The tours are being held on most Monday's and Friday's from now until August 21st. Times: 10am- 12pm. Check registration form for all the dates – https://www.study.monash/why-choose-monash/information-for-schools-and-teachers/campus-tours#scheduled.

Flinders University July 11 to 13 – IT Boot Camp

In this free 3-day holiday event for Year 10 to 12 students, students will design their own fully functional game using Unreal Engine, a game engine used by industry professionals. No prior experience necessary, students just need enthusiasm and a drive to learn. For more information and to register, please go to http://events.flinders.edu.au/show/event/simulation-and-serious-games-game-development-boot-camp.

Flinders University – UniTEST

uniTEST is an aptitude test that has been developed to assess the kinds of generic reasoning and thinking skills that underpin studies at higher education and that are needed for students to be successful at this level. uniTEST is offered to students at no cost. Flinders University uses the UniTEST to select applicants based on both their Year 12 results (60% weighting toward the ATAR score) and uniTEST performance (40%). More information about UniTEST can be found at http://www.flinders.edu.au/careers-files/SAU/Flinders%20University%20uniTEST%20FAQs.pdf

The University of NSW Co-op scholarship

The Co-op Program is a career development scholarship for high potential undergraduate students. It offers industry training, leadership and professional development, networking opportunities, mentoring and financial support of $18,200 p.a. tax free for four years. Australia’s leading companies take part in the training and professional development of the Co-op scholars with a view to recruiting high-potential young professionals. The scholarship is offered for study in many areas, including engineering, built environment, science and business. More details can be found at https://www.coop.unsw.edu.au/ . Applications close on 30 September. The application does require a School contribution, so any boys intending to apply need to see Mr Colsey in the first instance.

UNSW Sydney – Medicine

The University has announced that applications for the 2018 Undergraduate Medicine Program will this year open on Monday 1 May. This is for both local and rural applicants. Details of the UNSW presentation on the medicine course and application requirements can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5bQbYDSyzE&feature=youtu.be&mc_cid=36726d7709&mc_eid=a98e2bc9b5.

St Andrew’s College, Sydney

St Andrew’s College is a residential co-education college associated with the University of Sydney. While most of the residents attend the University of Sydney, the College also has residents that attend other Sydney based universities. The College offers a number of scholarships, including the St Andrew’s Scholars Program. Up to five students are awarded this scholarship each year and it provides financial support of up to $30000 per year. Applications for this scholarship close on 4 August 2017. For details of the scholarship and other scholarships, go to www.standrewscollege.edu.au/current-students/scholarships-and-prizes or phone (02) 9569 7300.

University of Melbourne: Information Day for interstate students

The University of Melbourne is hosting an Information Day for interstate students and their families at the Parkville campus on Monday 10 July 9:00am – 5:00pm. The day will focus on aspects of the university that are of greater concern to interstate students such as the application process, scholarships, student services, accommodation options and financial assistance. The program will also include a campus tour followed by a free lunch at one of the residential colleges and finally a college tour. https://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/explore/events/victoria_and_interstate/

Another event is being conducted on Friday 7 July. The ‘A Day at Melbourne’ program assists prospective students find out about the undergraduate courses structure, majors, graduate pathways, enhancement programs and activities that can be done within each faculty. To find out more, go to http://go.unimelb.edu.au/3bfn.

Law Admission Test – Registrations now open

Students thinking of studying Law at UNSW will need to sit the LAT. The Law Admission Test or LAT is a written test used to demonstrate a student's aptitude and suitability for studying undergraduate Law at UNSW. A LAT score, in addition to academic results (e.g. ATAR + additional points) will be used in the selection process to allow the University to better differentiate between the many high achieving applicants to Law. For more details, go to http://www.law.unsw.edu.au/LAT-FAQ. For practice questions and to register, go to

http://www.law.unsw.edu.au/lat?mc_cid=25e128ec7f&mc_eid=a98e2bc9b5

Bond University & Bond Scholarships

Bond University scholarship applications are now open. For details, go to the website www.bond.edu.au/scholarships  to view the scholarships available to year 12 students. Applications are made online.

St Peter’s College is fortunate to be able to offer a scholarship provided by Bond University. The scholarship is the St Peter’s College – Bond University Collegiate partner Scholarship. The scholarship will cover half the tuition fees for any undergraduate single or combined degree at Bond – other than medicine. They are school-based scholarships and will be awarded to a Saints Year 12 student who want to study at Bond University and has shown leadership and/or made a significant all round contribution to St Peter’s College – they will not be based solely on academic merit. The application process is in two parts. Applicants need to complete an online Bond University scholarship application nominating any scholarships they may be interested in applying. This application must be received (online) at Bond by 31st July. To be considered for the Collegiate Scholarship, applicants need to do an additional separate application to the School. The school component of the application takes the form of a letter to Headmaster outlining why you want to study at Bond University, plus any other relevant information. Applications need to be submitted to the Headmaster’s PA or the Careers Counsellor by Thursday 24th August.

Camp Counsellors USA (CCUSA)

CCUSA conducts summer camps in the USA and is holding a free Information Meeting in Adelaide on Wednesday 16 August from 6.30 to 7.30pm at YHA Central, 135 Waymouth Street Adelaide. At the meeting there will be an opportunity to speak to past participants and answer any questions on the programs that CCUSA offer. For more information about CCUSA go to www.ccusa.com.au or phone 1300859040.

Mark Colsey
Careers Counsellor