Coffs popular with uni students

COFFS HARBOUR has proven a popular choice for tertiary students following the release of this year’s University Admissions Centre (UAC) offers.

Southern Cross University (SCU) made more than 4500 offers in the initial round, with more than 500 of these for study at the university’s Coffs Harbour campus.

SCU’s Admission and Student Centre manager Peter Barnard said the majority of the applicants came from the region, with many also coming from Sydney, Newcastle and Brisbane.

“A lot of people come to study in Coffs Harbour seeking a different lifestyle,” Mr Barnard said.

“There are also more opportunities for students wanting to work in regional areas as they can finish uni and start their rural service straight away.”

The most popular courses at the Coffs campus are Tourism and Hospitality Management, Nursing, Primary Education and Early Childhood.

“A lot of people move to Coffs specifically for Nursing and Education.

“The campus here is constantly expanding on its nursing facilities and lot of money has been spent on new equipment and labs.

“Practical work is a significant component of both Nursing and Education courses and the facilities here are excellent for that.”

The Bachelor of Psychological Science is the newest course on offer at the Coffs Harbour campus and has received plenty of attention.

“Psychological Science is a particularly popular area of study for students relocating from cities,” Mr Barnard said

“A lot of these students come here seeking a sea change and Coffs is perfect for that.”

Applications are still open for most courses through UAC. Those interested in studying at any of the Southern Cross University campuses should get their applications in as soon as possible.

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