ACCEPTED: Dux of Ulladulla High School for 2015 Lily O’Brien has been accepted into the Australian National Universitiy medical science degree however she will defer until 2017.University offers have been released and the newest batch of accepted students are about to make the move away from their home towns,on to universities further afield.
Ex-Ulladulla High School student Jackson Allen received a UAI of 90 and an offer to study science and arts at the University of Wollongong.
This will mean moving two hours away from home and spending four and a half years studying.
He is currently house hunting in the Wollongong area with four of his Ulladulla friends.
“It’s going to be a change in lifestyle,” Jackson said.
“Going out into the unknown is a bit daunting,” he said.
He will still travel home to the South Coast on weekends to visit family and friends.
Dux of Ulladulla High School in 2015 LilyO’Brien has been accepted into medical science at the Australian National University and has accepted the offer.
She will take a gap year before commencing in 2017.
“Most of my friends did get what they wanted,” Lily said.
“A lot of them had early entry to Wollongong University so they knew from the beginning of the HSC they had been accepted,” she said.
St John Evangelist Catholic High Schoolhigh achiever and Milton resident, Emily Hancock was accepted into medical science at the University of NSW while Ulladulla resident Tash Harvey will start a Bachelor of Environmental Systems at Sydney University.
Main round offers were made on January 20 while those who missed out will be looking to second and third round offers in February.
While these Milton-Ulladulla students achieved high HSC marks, universities recently came under fire for accepting students with ATARS up to 40 points lower than the advertised entry marks.
NSW Education Minister AdrianPiccolisaid universities were putting their reputations at risk, and there wasno excusefor admitting such large numbers of sub-standard students.
The universities have hit back, saying that accepting student with lower marks was a way of ensuring disadvantaged students did not miss out.
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