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Newsroom Releases 2012 May Off to a good start with UniPrep

18/05/2012
Off to a good start with UniPrep
JCU is offering a free, introductory course for people who are thinking about tertiary study or who want to know more about university.

First published 18 May 2012

James Cook University is offering a free, introductory course for people who are thinking about tertiary study or who want to know more about university.

The UniPrep program is aimed at non-school leavers: adults who might not have studied for some time, or who might not have completed high school.

“Anyone who feels that they don’t have the confidence or information they need to succeed at University should be thinking about UniPrep,” Student Equity Officer Liz Callope said.

The program includes sessions on the courses available, scholarship and financial information, time management, study skills, mathematics, and effective essay writing.

“There are also campus tours, an introduction to lectures and tutorials, and the opportunity to meet JCU staff and students,” Mrs Callope said.

“By the time you start your degree program you’ll know your way around and you’ll already have a good personal network on campus.

“Completing UniPrep doesn’t guarantee admission to a JCU degree program, but we do find that those who go on to university study after UniPrep generally do very well.”

The next UniPrep course will run for two weeks from Monday 28th May to 8th June 2012 and will be offered in Cairns and Townsville from 9:00am to 1:00pm daily.

For more information, contact the Student Equity Officer, Liz Callope on

1800 300 064 or email: studentequity@jcu.edu.au.

Information for media:

For further comment please contact Student Equity Officer Liz Callope,

tel 4042 1562

JCU Media contact: Caroline Kaurila (07) 4781 4586 or 0437 028 17