Karratha students get insight into university

Shannon BeattiePilbara News
Central Queensland University marketing assistant Lucille Spiereenburg, Murdoch University future student officer David Scholefield, University of Notre Dame prospective student advisor Michael Wade and Curtin University future student engagement coordinator Sarah Mullen.
Camera IconCentral Queensland University marketing assistant Lucille Spiereenburg, Murdoch University future student officer David Scholefield, University of Notre Dame prospective student advisor Michael Wade and Curtin University future student engagement coordinator Sarah Mullen. Credit: Shannon Beattie/Shannon Beattie

Students from St Luke’s College and Karratha Senior High School were given the chance to contemplate their futures last week when representatives from WA’s main universities paid them a visit.

Future students officers from Murdoch University, Curtin University, Central Queensland University and the University of Notre Dame held various sessions with students across Years 10, 11 and 12.

The purpose of the visit was to let students know what possible study options there are at all the different universities, as well as what the process is to apply.

University of Notre Dame prospective student adviser Michael Wade said the process could be complicated and officers wanted to make it as easy for the students as possible.

“There used to be very limited pathways and now there are so many options, but many students are still under the impression there are only very narrow pathways for them,” he said.

“They need to know if their first pathway doesn’t work out, there are still a lot of other options if they want to pursue university study.”

Mr Wade said if all the advisers could give one piece of advice, it would be to gather as much information as possible before making any decisions.

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