Commitment drives high school students to early uni study
Fifteen students from Wyndham College and Terra Sancta College celebrated university study achievements during an awards ceremony at the UWS Blacktown Campus on Wednesday, 30th April 2014.
The students complete their units with the UWS pathways college, UWSC, which has its main base at the precinct. “We are proud to be able to offer these talented high school students pre-HSC offers which should take a bit of pressure off them during year 12,” says Anne McLean, Manager Schools Engagement at UWS.
“Students will hopefully be in a more relaxed frame of mind when they sit their exams, knowing a place at UWS is assured, and this should help them to do their best. I’m sure though that this group of students would do well regardless, as they have managed to finish a UWS unit while still at school and gained excellent results.”
“The two schools are great partners and make sure their students have every chance to succeed. We are looking forward to congratulating these high-achievers and meeting their families on Wednesday,” she said.
The list of students who have successfully completed a UWS unit are:
Speakers at the ceremony were the UWS Pro Vice-Chancellor, Students and International, Mr Angelo Kourtis, the Principals from Terra Sancta College and Wyndham College, the Director, Education Partnerships UWS & Dean & CEO UWSCollege Dr Kerry Hudson, and a student from each school.
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