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Keep youroptions openUNI LIFEALSO CONSIDERWhile completing Year 10, it is a good idea tochoose subjects that reflect your interests andsuit your abilities. Choose your senior subjectswith future study and career choices in mindwhile keeping your options open.Prerequisite subjectsTo gain entry into a UQ program, you need to havecompleted the necessary prerequisite subjects. Thesesubjects will vary depending on the program. Informationon prerequisite subjects for each UQ program is detailed inthis guide. Prerequisite subjects are achieved once you havecompleted 4 semesters with a Sound Achievement in a seniorsubject.Bonus Rank SchemeThis scheme may enable you to improve your competitivenessfor admission to your preferred program. Students mayreceive up to 5 bonus points towards their entry rank on thefollowing basis:Two points for passing an approved Language Other ThanEnglish (LOTE) subjectTwo points for passing Mathematics C or comparableinterstate subject (International Baccalaureate – MathematicsHL – min grade 3).One point for successfully completing a standarduniversity-level course such as UQ’s Enhanced StudiesProgram during Years 11 or 12.Meeting the OP requirementWhat is an Overall Position (OP)?For entry into most undergraduate degrees at UQ, you need tohave completed Year 12 and have gained an OP or equivalent.An OP refers your average performance across the subjectstaken for the Queensland Certificate of Education. There are25 OP bands (OP1 – OP25), with OP1 being the highest.To receive an OP, you need to complete a certain numberof Queensland Studies Authority subjects and satisfy otherrequirements such as sitting a Queensland Core Skills Test.What if you don’t receive the OP you need?If you miss out on the OP you need to gain entry into yourpreferred program, don’t panic. You may be able to upgradeafter one year of successful full-time tertiary study by:enrolling in another program for the first year. Once youhave completed this, your OP will be disregarded and yourentry rank will be calculated on the basis of your tertiarystudies onlyyou can then reapply for entry to your preferred programChoosing a program at UQThis guide will give you a good indication of the range ofsingle degree programs available at UQ.As an alternative, many students opt to study two degreesat the same time. The benefits of undertaking a dualprogram include:pursuing interests in more than one areabroadening your career optionscompleting two programs faster and reducing the costsof studying two single degrees separatelyWeb: www.uq.edu.au/studyApplying to UniYear 12 students submit their online application foradmission to UQ through the Queensland TertiaryAdmissions Centre (QTAC).Web: www.qtac.com.auTest drive university study and lifeEnhanced Studies ProgramUQ’s Enhanced Studies Program allows you to complete auniversity course while you are in Year 12. Enhanced Studiesstudents attend lectures, tutorials and have access to UQfacilities. Successful students can to apply for credit towardsa UQ program and are eligible for one Bonus Rank.Web: www.uq.edu.au/espCampus ToursCampus tours are a fantastic way to get a closer look atuniversity life, talk to current students, ask questions andsee the facilities first hand. For more information or toarrange a tour contact the School Liaison Team.Web: www.uq.edu.au/campustoursUQ Young Scholars ProgramThe University of Queensland’s Young Scholars Program(YSP) provides high achieving secondary school studentswith an opportunity to discover, learn and engage with UQ’sacademic and research community and like-mindedstudents. Designed to nurture and develop futureleaders, the Program offers a unique opportunity foracademic extension and enrichment as well as invaluablementoring from current UQ students.Web: www.uq.edu.au/youngscholarsDES-1186 MAY13 • CRICOS Provider Number 00025BStudy is a big part of going to universitybut there’s so much more to uni life.UQ students have access to activities,sports and entertainment on each campus.The communityCome to UQ and you’ll be part of a vibrant multiculturalcommunity of nearly 40,000 students. You’ll meet newpeople, try new things and make lifetime friends alongthe way.Clubs and societiesYou can join more than 100 clubs and societies, so if youhave a special interest or hobby, there’s bound to be one foryou. Join the Medieval Society, the Hip Hop Society, or justjoin in the fun.Orientation Week‘O Week’ will introduce you to the university and campus life.You will be given information about your classes, pick up yourstudent ID card and be able to enjoy lots of great activities.One of the big drawcards of O Week is Market Day, a day offestivities including live music and BBQs.EntertainmentThere is always something entertaining going on at UQ.Throughout the year you can enjoy lunchtime concerts, shopat the Wednesday markets at St Lucia or tempt yourtastebuds at one of the many cafes or eateries.Sport and fitnessUQ Sport offers outstanding sporting facilities and recreationalprograms. You can take part in competitions, join the gym andtake classes in everything from cheerleading to surfing. Plus,you don’t have to wait until you start uni to join in, as most ofUQ’s sporting facilities are open to the public.Web: www.uqsport.com.aufacebook.com/uniofqldCosts & financial assistanceCosts to consider include:• Tuition fees• Accommodation• Living costs• Textbooks• Transport/parkingFinancial assistance options include:Tuition Fees – Can be deferred through HECS-HELP orpaid upfront per semester. Payment of upfront fees attractsa 10% discount.Web: www.uq.edu.au/studyScholarships – UQ offers a variety of scholarships forcommencing undergraduate students.Web: www.uq.edu.au/scholarshipsSome students may be eligible for Commonwealthgovernment assistance. For more information contact:CentrelinkPhone: 13 24 90Web: www.centrelink.gov.auAccommodation optionsUQ has many accommodation options available. You canchoose from one of the 10 on-campus residential colleges atSt Lucia, the Halls of Residence at Gatton or the studentaccommodation close to UQ Ipswich. Share housesare the most common form of off-campus student housing,allowing students to save on costs.Web: www.accommodation.uq.edu.auFor more information, contact:UQ AdmissionsPhone (07) 3365 2203Email AdmissionsEnquiries@admin.uq.edu.auWeb www.uq.edu.au/studyInformation is provided for students wishing to gain entryto UQ programs in 2016. Information was correct at print– March 2013YEAR 10 STUDENTGUIDE

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