Students receive uni offers
A TOTAL of 97 students from the Whitsundays received their university offers this week.
Despite flooding in Brisbane last week, the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) managed to release the offers this week.
QTAC confirmed yesterday that 97 students with a postcode of 4800 or 4802 had received offers.
The students now face the decision of whether to accept, change or defer with many of them leaving town to start the next chapter in their academic lives.
Dux of Proserpine High School Dayle Bates will be off to Brisbane in February as she accepts her offer to study biomedical science at the University of Queensland.
“It is exciting,” she said.
“Living on college will be a good start.
“Since we've finished school we've been having so much fun so it will be sad to leave, but exciting.
“I've never moved before.”
Lauren Simpson was also dux of Proserpine High School and she will defer her offer to study psychology at the University of Queensland.
Zoe Mourtoulakis and Alana Dries are two Proserpine students making the trek to Townsville to start at James Cook University (JCU) in February.
They said they had mixed emotions about leaving their home town and making a fresh start.
Zoe will study a business degree while Alana is taking on social work.
They both plan to live on-campus which they said they hoped would be an exciting opportunity to meet new people.
Sarah Budd received an offer to study engineering science at JCU and she will defer and take a gap year while she decides what to do.
QTAC received 46,968 applicants for courses starting in semester one this year.