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Relief for HSC students as uni offers announced

FORMER Coffs Harbour High School student Tom Murtha was among 55,000 relieved would-be university students this week.

Tom, and the others, received offers of uni places and he will be studying exactly where he hoped - the University of Newcastle where he will pursue a degree in PE teaching.

“I'm really happy and relieved,” Tom said.

“Everything I wanted, I got.”

Hoping to live on campus, Tom will begin his uni career on February 23 with O Week.

Orara High School student Matty Collins was lucky enough to find out a week after the HSC at early round offers he'd secured a place at University of New England to study a double degree of business and law.

“I'm really excited,” he said.

“I can't wait to get over there.”

Matty hopes to specialise in intellectual property law after university.

The University Admissions Centre (UAC) received 82,220 applications this year (at the same time last year there were 78,721 applications), so main round offers have been made to almost 70 per cent of applicants.

Late round offers will be made on Wednesday, February 4, and final round offers on February 11.

Applicants have until midnight on January 27 to change their preferences for the late round.



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