UWS makes over 12,000 uni offers in 2013

Main Round Offers 

2013 is a great time to be studying at university, with the University of Western Sydney making 12,087 offers to students this year – the largest number of offers of any university in NSW and the ACT.

UWS has made 6966 main round offers today, with large numbers of offers across its programs. This follows the 5121 offers UWS has already made in the earlier rounds – giving more students greater opportunity to get into the course of their choice.

In total, UWS has made 790 more offers this year than in 2012, and has experienced an increase in first preferences from September 2012 to January 2013 of 58 per cent.

UWS courses that have experienced large numbers of first preferences in 2013 include:

  • Nursing
  • Teaching, particularly primary teaching
  • Medicine
  • Midwifery
  • Science
  • Sport and exercise science
  • Business
  • Policing
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Information and communications technology
  • Arts
  • Allied health programs, such as physiotherapy
  • Medical Science
  • Construction management
  • Diploma programs through UWSCollege

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), Professor Kerri-Lee Krause, says the University is looking forward to welcoming all its new students to campus over the coming weeks.

“On behalf of the University of Western Sydney, I congratulate all those who have been offered a place to study in their chosen degrees today. UWS is committed to providing more opportunities for people to succeed at university,” says Professor Krause.

“With over half of our students being the first in their families to attend university, we are proud of the fact that we are a national leader when it comes to building people’s aspiration to attend university – particularly among those from Greater Western Sydney.

“To everyone who has been made an offer to UWS today as well as in the earlier rounds we say welcome.

“As part of the UWS community you will be joining a university of both excellence and opportunity – one that offers a comprehensive and vibrant academic program taught by some the country’s best and most innovative teachers and researchers, and one that above all values the student experience and is flexible to students’ needs.”

Recently the University announced that it would be providing new iPads to all commencing students for 2013 and all academic staff, as part of a ground breaking blended learning initiative that is making the University’s curriculum more flexible and interactive for students.

Professor Krause says once again the popular courses this year have been in important workforce areas linked to national skills shortages and emerging career opportunities, with areas such as teaching, science, information technology, engineering and policing experiencing strong demand.

“Creating healthy futures also seems to be a message that particularly resonates with prospective students, with increasing numbers of students expressing a desire desire to work in health-related fields such as nursing, medicine, physiotherapy and podiatry and forge a career helping others.

“The Bachelor of Midwifery at the Parramatta campus is a new course we are offering this year which has been immensely popular among students. The Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science) program at the Campbelltown campus has also experienced strong demand in 2013.”

Professor Krause also has advice for any student who may not have received an offer today or didn’t receive an offer to the course of his or her first choice.

“The important thing is that students shouldn’t worry – there are many pathways to university, so students should talk to universities and look at what options are available to them,” says Professor Krause.

“UWS will also be continuing to make more offers during the late and final rounds.”

Students who missed out on a main round offer or would like to discuss their study options can contact 1300 897 669 or email study@uws.edu.au

 Ends

17 January 2013

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