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Wed, 28 Jul 2021

Classes are back at JCU

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Market Day at JCU's Bebegu Yumba campus.

James Cook University is welcoming new and continuing students to its Cairns and Townsville campuses this week, as classes resume for second semester.

With 744 Townsville students choosing to start their degrees mid-year, and 145 in Cairns, JCU’s enrolments at the campuses are up by nearly 6% for the year to date, compared to 2020.

“It’s great to see new students on campus, as well as welcoming back familiar faces,” the Acting Director of Student Services Tahnee Leman said.

“After turning to predominantly online teaching in 2020, we now have most classes being taught either face-to-face, or in a blend of on-campus and online.”

“Nursing Science is the most popular degree with new students. We’re also pleased to see strong numbers for the Diploma of Higher Education, which helps students prepare for a degree program if they’ve been out of the education system for a while,” she said.

Today (Wednesday 28 July) is the traditional Market Day when student clubs and community organisations showcase themselves to the campuses.

“This week also marks the beginning of university life for our new students, who are beginning their courses mid-year,” Tahnee Leman said.

“By now they’ve had the opportunity to meet their lecturers, student mentors and classmates. Market Day is a chance for our new students to meet the wider campus community, and for us to welcome new and returning students to campus.”