As you may have heard by now, Careers Counsellor Mark Colsey is now on Long Service Leave until Term 4, and I am sure you are with me in wishing him a restful break. From this, should you have any questions regarding careers, please feel free to contact me as I undertake the acting role of Careers Counsellor. Currently I have been looking to continue Mark’s work in sitting with all Yr12’s to understand, and help with, their future directions. I’ll endeavour to make sure the boys know about upcoming important dates and relevant information regarding their approach to life beyond Year 12. Please do let me know if you would like to meet and discussing anything, otherwise below is a breakdown of the current events, activities and important dates that may be relevant to you and your son.
Australian Defence Force:
The ADF have been kind enough to offer a visit to St Peters in June, which is being offered to Year 11 and 12 boys. All they need to do is register their interest:
Term 2- 15th June 12-1pm. Please register your interest.
University of British Columbia:
We have been offered a visit from a University of British Columbia representative but sadly it falls on June 13th– Queens Birthday public holiday. But they are offering the following on that day if you are interested: Zoom sessions or 1-1 meetings with boys and parents. Please register your interest.
ANU Yr11 Preferences + ANU Webinar:
Application Timeline for Yr 11 results:
The complete timeline for 2022 applications is available at TIMELINE
ANU Applications opened on Wednesday 2 March and will close Monday 23 May. Students can start their application at any time and log back in as needed to complete the process
-If students have any issues with their student number and PIN, they can leave this blank and move on to the application.
-Students need to include their co-curricular activities with appropriate documentation
-NSW HSC students do not need to include their year 11 reports in their application; ANU will access this information from NESA.
- IB students will need to upload their Year 11 results for semesters 1 and 2
-ANU has supplementary forms available which students can use when submitting their documents (if their existing documents are already in the correct format, they DO NOT need to use these forms)
- Co-Curricular Documentation Template
- Year 11 Results Form
- Year 12 Subject Enrolment (for students applying to degrees with prerequisites): Year 11 Results Form
Offers will be released on Monday 5 September.
ANU APPLICATION WEBINAR SERIES
ANU team is hosting a series of webinars for prospective students throughout the application window. The sessions are running at 4:00pm on Wednesdays, and include sessions about the application process, accommodation, scholarships, study options, and the co-curricular requirements.
The registration link for webinar series is available through https://www.anu.edu.au/study/events; students can register for any of the sessions they are interested in via this webpage.
Recordings from the sessions are being uploaded to the ANU Experience YouTube channel. You can view the full playlist at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSELPFl0xuaS_H3QkNMgo5vSFHQgTo57Y
Bond University is hosting a Virtual Tour Saturday May 14th. All you need to do is go to the following link:
Le Cordon Bleu Residential:
For high school students in Years 11 & 12, to experience a ‘day in the life’ at one of the world’s leading culinary and hospitality institutions to provide a taste of what a future career in global hospitality will be like. Meet lecturers and Le Cordon Bleu professionals, hear from industry experts, discover what Le Cordon Bleu hospitality management degree programmes involve and experience hands-on culinary arts with our chefs. Inquire now about this residential designed to take your passion for hospitality, gastronomy and management to the next level …and join us at Le Cordon Bleu! 13 – 15 July 2022 OR 5 – 7 September 2022
NCAA International Insights Webinar (USA)
Join the NCAA Eligibility Center on Tuesday, May 17 from 9-10 a.m. Eastern Standard time for an international webinar. This webinar is for international prospective student-athletes, their families and anyone who assists international students with navigating the initial-eligibility process. The discussion will include review of the most recent COVID-19 automatic waiver relief. We’ll also be joined by a NCAA Division I school, who will provide a campus perspective on the recruitment process including “best practices” for incoming international prospective student-athletes. Register
Uni SA first webinar for the year:
Uni SA is hosting a webinar that may be useful for parents if you are unfamiliar with current university approaches. Questions covered include:
- How can I support my child if they are undecided about what they want to do?
- What is university like compared to high school?
- How does my child get into university?
- What if my child isn’t offered a place?
- What resources are available?
‘Supporting your child’s journey to University’
Date: Tuesday 17 May
Time: 5:30PM – 6:30pm (ACST)
For a full list of webinars available for 2022, visit unisa.edu.au/webinars
UCAT and Med/Health Info
The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is an admissions test used by many universities in Australia and New Zealand in their selection process for their medical, dental and clinical science degree programmes. The UCAT ANZ test replaced the UMAT (Undergraduate Medical and Health Sciences Admission Test). The test helps universities to select applicants with the most appropriate abilities and professional behaviours required for doctors and dentists to be successful in their clinical careers. The UCAT is a computer-based test delivered in Pearson VUE test centres throughout Australia, New Zealand and at some overseas locations. Please be aware that if you are to undertake the UCAT that dates are approach for final registration on the 17th May (late registration being the end of the month):
If you need to do so please go to:
With preparation materials found:
Should you be wishing to study medicine interstate you might find the following video helpful, which was held by UAC and multiple NSW Universities:
Often students require school references for tertiary applications (in particular overseas applications) or residential college applications. The references can usually be categorised as being academic or personal/character type references. The School does have a policy that aims to support students requiring a reference. Any student requiring a reference or seeking a staff member to be a referee should contact the Careers Counsellor in the first instance. This process is in place so that the type of reference required can be ascertained and appropriate arrangements made to prepare a suitable reference. References, transcripts of results and academic statements cannot be prepared immediately. A minimum of two weeks’ notice is required to effectively prepare the reference, transcripts and/or academic statements, and students should factor this time requirement into their planning for application submissions.
Acting Careers Counsellor