The University of Newcastle released 8,143 Main Round Offers to undergraduate students tonight.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Services), Dr Sue Gould, said the University was thrilled to be able to offer the benefits of higher education to so many local students.
"Some 80 per cent of today’s offers are to local students from the Hunter, Central Coast and Mid-North Coast regions.
"The University's total preferences increased six per cent to study in 2011. Today’s large number of Main Round Offers reflects that students are choosing to take advantage of the opportunity to get a great education right here in their home region."
The latest Australian Graduate Survey found that Newcastle's Bachelor degree graduates are paid more than the national average for their first professional job.
"Complementing our international research reputation, are programs combining academic rigour with contemporary professional training. After studying at the University of Newcastle, our graduates are ready to enter the work place and hit the ground running," Dr Gould said.
Students are strongly encouraged to accept their Main Round Offer without delay by visiting www.newcastle.edu.au/uac
University Advisory Day
The University of Newcastle will hold an Advisory Day on Thursday 20 January 2011 for all prospective students, including those who did not receive a Main Round Offer from the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Representatives from the University and TAFE NSW will be available to discuss options for study and pathways to University, including enabling programs.
- Callaghan campus, 3pm – 6pm in the Great Hall
- Central Coast campus, 3pm – 6pm in the Tourism and Hospitality building
- Port Macquarie campus, 3pm – 6pm in A Block
Prospective students who cannot attend the Advisory Day can visit www.newcastle.edu.au or call 02 4921 5000 for more information.
Enquiries can be emailed to the University at 15000-UoN-Enquiries@newcastle.edu.au
Total number of offers: 8,143* (Commonwealth Supported Places)
- 40 per cent school leavers
- 60 per cent non-school leavers
* This figure does also not include offers made to full fee paying international students
Breakdown of offers:
Number of offers: 6,400
Central Coast campus
Number of offers: 1,468
Port Macquarie campus
Number of offers: 170
Number of offers: 105
Degree program with most offers: 505 offers made for Commonwealth Supported Places in the Bachelor of Arts program at the Callaghan campus
New undergraduate programs offered in 2011:
Bachelor of Midwifery (Callaghan)
Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Business (Callaghan)
Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Business (Ourimbah)
Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management (Ourimbah)
Offers to students who have completed a preparation (enabling) course at the University of Newcastle:
- 904 offers to applicants who have completed the Open Foundation program at the University. Open Foundation is a program for people who have been out of the education system for some time and hope to study in an undergraduate degree program in the future.
- 300 offers to applicants who completed the Newstep program at the University. Newstep is a program for 17 – 21 year olds who experienced disadvantage in their upper schooling.
- 14 offers to applicants who completed the Yapug program at the University. Yapug is a preparation program for Indigenous students.
Number of degree programs offered: 85
Early February Round:
Change of preferences for consideration in the Early February Round of offers close on Wednesday 26 January. Early February Round offers will be made on Wednesday 2 February.
Applications through UAC for consideration in the Final Round of offers close on Thursday 3 February. Final Round Offers will be made on Wednesday 9 February.
For more information or interviews contact: University of Newcastle Media and Public Relations Officers Carmen Swadling on 02 4985 4276 or 0428 038 477, or Leonie Brann on 02 4921 6856 or 0448 898 813.