The University of Newcastle (UoN) has announced support for Coast students who undertake the HSC and plan on studying at their Ourimbah, Callaghan or Newcastle campus.
UoN Vice Chancellor, Professor Alex Zelinsky, said: “We want Year 12 students to know that if they are planning to study at the University of Newcastle next year, they will still have every opportunity to do that.
“We’ll make sure our processes are adjusted to take account of these changes announced on August 27 by the NSW Government.
“It is important to remember that there are many pathways into our university, and all of these will continue to be available.
“These include the Schools Recommendation Scheme, ATAR-based admission, Year 12 Spotlight Program, our Enabling programs and new Diploma pathways.
“We’ll also make sure students still have the same opportunities to apply for scholarships.
“We’re engaging closely with high schools and will continue to do so over the coming weeks to make sure they have information they need.
“Students may be eligible for a range of adjustment points through various schemes, including the Educational Access Scheme, Regional and Rural Adjustment Points Scheme and the Elite Athletes Admission Scheme.
“We’re also pleased to announce that we’ll be offering the COVID points scheme to this year’s HSC students,
“School leaver applicants will be offered an additional five adjustment points in recognition of the extraordinary challenges they have faced in education since the start of last year.
“We’ve already increased our support for Year 12 students in the lead up to their HSC, through programs like Uni and Me that offers Year 12 students the opportunity to meet with a University of Newcastle student ambassador to plan their transition from school to university.
“I also encourage anyone thinking of studying at our University next year to register for our Open Days Online where they will be able to ask questions directly and find out everything they need to plan ahead,” Zelinsky said.
At the Ourimbah Campus, The University of Newcastle offers a range of degrees including business, commerce, Coastal and Marine Science, Education, Environmental Science, Exercise and Sports Science, Food Science, Nursing, Podiatry, Science, Social Science and Social Work.