Brianna Baron from St Margaret Mary's College (right) was supported throughout her SUN journey by Georgina Nielsen, CQUniversity's SUN Outreach Officer. Photo: CQUniversity
Brianna Baron from St Margaret Mary's College (right) was supported throughout her SUN journey by Georgina Nielsen, CQUniversity's SUN Outreach Officer. Photo: CQUniversity

CQUniversity's SUN program rises

AN 89% spike in enrolments for the SUN (Start Uni Now) program at CQUniversity shows that high school students are increasingly keen to tackle tertiary studies early.

The program is a CQUniversity initiative that allows students in Year 10, 11 and 12 to study CQUni courses whilst still in high school.

A total of 125 teenagers from 57 schools throughout Queensland have taken advantage of SUN during 2015.

The program has also attracted two students from NSW schools and one student from a South Australian school.

SUN Outreach Officer Georgina Nielsen says 2015 has been "a year of growth, engagement and education".

"We are eager to continue creating educational pathways for students through the expansion of the SUN program, while meeting the growing student demand for university courses," she said.

Meantime, SUN Project Officer Natasha Saunders says 2015 enrolments have come from as north as Malanda, south to West Pennant Hills (NSW) and west to Alpha.

"There has been quite strong growth across most regions of Queensland. The introduction of new campuses at Cairns and Townsville has certainly had a positive impact on our numbers," she said.

Georgie had completed school engagement visits as far afield as Toowoomba, Townsville, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Mackay, Sarina, Ingham, Charters Towers, Proserpine, Bowen, Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands.

Details are via sun@cqu.edu.au or 13 27 86



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