VCE and High School Students Receive VTAC January University Course Offers | Bendigo Advertiser

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After a challenging two years for school leavers, La Trobe University made offers to more than four thousand students as part of the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Center January offer round on Friday. Professor Susan Dodds, acting vice chancellor of La Trobe University, congratulated all the students who started this year for their resilience and determination. “After completing their secondary education under very difficult circumstances, this year’s cohort should be congratulated on their flexibility and strong focus on pursuing their passion,” she said. More news: Greater Bendigo records 208 coronavirus cases on Friday, January 14, 2022 Catherine McAuley year 12 students Piper Dunlop and Abby Perdon were two of more than 900 students offered a spot at La Trobe’s Bendigo campus. Piper said she was relieved to receive an offer from a local college to continue playing basketball for the Bendigo Braves. “I was very excited to receive my Exercise Science offer on Friday morning. It’s great to know that I can study something I love while working out at the same time,” Piper said. “After the years we’ve had, it will be great to start a new chapter full of new experiences.” Abby said she would like to start her physical therapy course this year. Other stories: “It will be great to focus and learn the topics and gain knowledge about something I want to do,” she said. “The uni experience is going to be so new and exciting and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.” Acting Dean and Head of Rural Health School Carol McKinstry said as schools pitched their start dates across Australia, La Trobe would work to get their students back on campus as soon as possible. “It is important that we make the return as safe as possible,” she said. “We know that the past two years have been challenging for our students and we want to get as many people back to work face-to-face as soon as possible.” But when it comes down to it, we know how to deliver these courses and topics online so we will do so if the need arises.” Many courses at La Trobe are still open for direct application, including an extensive range of fully online degrees. “We have also been able to witness a strong interest from people in all stages of life in our wide range of degrees in arts, business, health, IT, science and teacher education,” said Professor Dodds. In other news: Cast members of Bendigo’s Cats excited about opening performance As part of La Trobe offers to students via VTAC in January: Professor Dodds said La Trobe has not yet made offers to school leavers in NSW and ACT, because COVID has prevented the publication of their year 12 results. “We look forward to making offers to NSW and ACT students in later rounds and thank them for their patience during this challenging time,” Professor Dodds said. More news: Eaglehawk Film Festival launches by actor and director Anthony Hayes The university continues to offer a wide variety of pathways in its degree programs, such as Aspire, Achieve at La Trobe and Prepare for La Trobe. “We recognize that an ATAR score is not always the best measure of student potential, and we are proud to give every student the opportunity to follow their passions,” said Professor Dodds. Professor Dodds also expressed his appreciation for the many international students who will be going to Australia for the first time in the coming weeks. “We hope international students can rejoin us on our vibrant campuses, and look forward to enjoying the strong social and cultural contribution they make to campus life,” she said. Our journalists work hard to provide local, current news to the community. Here’s how to access our trusted content:


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