4 May 2012

The University of Queensland’s Young Achievers Program (UQYAP) has recently celebrated the transition of many of its inaugural group of students into first-year university.

These students were selected for the Young Achievers Program in year 10 and continued with the program throughout Years 11 and 12.

From this cohort, 75% accepted offers for UQ programs across the Gatton, St Lucia and Ipswich campuses, including the UQ College.

One Young Achiever, Jessica Muller, has started a degree in health, sport and physical education at UQ’s St Lucia campus.

“The Young Achievers Program has opened a lot of doors for many more learning opportunities.

“Our mentors have been wonderful, they have shared tips and passed on their experiences to us.”

Tim Seng is a fellow Young Achiever, undertaking studies in commerce at UQ.

Tim felt that the program allowed him to learn a lot more about university life before taking the higher education path.

“We learnt so much from our mentors, it was great to have that support network.”

On providing advice to future Young Achievers, Tim said to make the most of the journey.

“Enjoy what the program has to offer and make the most of years 11 and 12 because university is going to be very different.”

This group of students may now apply to be mentors for this year’s cohort of Young Achievers.

For more information on the UQ Young Achievers Program, please visit the website or contact Margaret Fairman at the Office of Prospective Students, Scholarships & Student Equity on (07) 3346 7704 or m.fairman@uq.edu.au