7 December 2006

School-leavers who have received their OP but are unsure about their future can take advantage of free advice being offered by Queensland’s leading university.

The University of Queensland’s OPtions Evening, held at its St Lucia Campus on Monday, December 18, will help school-leavers navigate the wide range of study options available at the University.

School-leavers will have the chance to speak face-to-face with experts from all of the University’s faculties from 4.30pm to 8pm at the UQ Centre, Union Road, St Lucia.

UQ Academic Registrar, Ms Linda Bird, said the evening is aimed at helping students and their parents or guardians to make an informed decision before the QTAC change of preference deadline of January 4.

“It is not unusual for people to feel uncertain about their future after they receive their OPs,” Ms Bird said.

“Many people are surprised by their OP and need to re-examine their study options after they receive their results,” she said.

“This event provides them with the opportunity to seek urgent and much-needed advice about gaining entry to their program of choice at UQ.

“Our academic and admissions staff will be on hand to answer questions, provide advice and help give prospective students an insight into university life and study at UQ.”

Included in the event is a presentation that will provide advice about the QTAC application process, satisfying entry requirements, enrolling, upgrading and alternative pathways and scholarships.

Campus tours will be provided from 4.30pm to 5pm, before the program of seminars commences as follows:

5pm- 5.30pm - Life as a UQ Student
5.30pm- 6pm - Information for Parents of Prospective Students
6pm- 6.45pm - UQ Student Admissions Session: Gaining entry to your chosen program
6.45pm- 7.15pm - Information and Communication Technology (ICT) study options at UQ

UQ academic staff will be available before and after these presentations to speak with prospective students and provide more detailed information about the degree programs available at UQ.

For more information, contact the UQ Admissions Office on telephone (07) 3365 2203, email: AdmissionsEnquiries@uq.edu.au or visit www.uq.edu.au/.

Free parking for the event will be available underneath the UQ Centre and in the adjacent UQ Sport Carpark. Parking vouchers for these two areas will be available on the night.

Media inquiries: Lucy Manderson at UQ Communications (3365 2339).