Kyabram students were pleased to receive their university place offers on Friday.January 22, 2014 4:41am
Sarah Langley, Alex Darling and Tom Mullins will all be heading off to university next month after receiving their course offers on Friday.
The wait was over for many prospective university students on Friday afternoon when this year’s first round of offers was released.
All three have studied at St Augustine’s since primary school and were pleased when they received emails confirming their offers.
‘‘I was feeling quite confident I’d get the offer, but you’re never quite sure until you’ve actually got it,’’ Alex said.
He will be heading off to Melbourne next month to study science at University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus.
In the longer term, he is hoping to get into the field of astro physics and a possible career working at a university.
‘‘I’m looking forward to the new experience of going to university. In a way it’s still going to school, but it’s really a whole new journey,’’ he said.
Tom will also be moving to Melbourne to study journalism at La Trobe University’s Bundoora campus.
‘‘I’m looking forward to meeting new people and gaining independence,’’ he said.
‘‘I think I’m the only student from around here going to Bundoora and it will probably take a few weeks to get used to it all.’’
Sarah will be studying human services and social work at La Trobe University in Bendigo.
‘‘Moving to Bendigo and starting something fresh will be a new challenge after being here so long,’’ she said.
‘‘I haven’t thought too much beyond university and will just see where it takes me.’’
Victorian Higher Education and Skills Minister Peter Hall said students who may have missed out on a first round offer should not feel discouraged.
‘‘Firstly, dont panic, there are many more paths to tertiary study than ever before,’’ Mr Hall said.
‘‘There’s a huge range of TAFE and vocational education and training courses that are pathways to higher education studies.
‘‘Many vocational training courses can lead to a university degree, and some are even delivered in partnership with universities to make this transition easier.’’
Coca-Cola Amatil has confirmed it will be pressing on with its $100 million redevelopment of SPC Ardmona.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Mary and Molly Byrne are urging others to support National Bandanna Day today.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
The annual Deniliquin Garage and Town Sale event is being held tomorrow, and more than 16 homes are registered for the bargain day.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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