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UCAT familiarisation
The School will be offering Year 11 and 12 boys a short three hour workshop to introduce and familiarise them with the UCAT. This is being held at the School on Sunday 31 March from 10.30am until 1.30pm. The session will be in a workshop format and will provide the participants with a greater understanding of the UCAT by looking at and analysing the questions and scenarios in all the sections of the test that are usually found in the UCAT. The preparation workshop is being supported and held at St Peter’s College and will be run by Medessentials at no cost to the participants. Places for this workshop are strictly limited. All Year 11 and 12 boys have been provided with details of the course and a consent form by email. Attending this session may assist the students decide whether they should sit the UCAT as well as getting some firsthand experience. There are numerous benefits for the boys who attend.

UCAT 2019
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 replaces the UMAT (Undergraduate Medical and Health Sciences Admission Test) this year. 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.

Registration for the UCAT has already opened and closes on 17 May. The UCAT is a two-hour computer-based test consisting of five separately timed subtests, each of which contains a number of questions in a multiple-choice format. The test sittings are held between 1 and 31 July. For a listing of universities requiring the UCAT, please click here. For more details of the UCAT, go to

Australian National University (ANU) application and selection processes
ANU has changed the application requirements (including an earlier application deadline) and selection criteria for undergraduate courses. Undergraduate applications to study at ANU are now open and close on 31 May. Please note, applications to ANU are now made directly to the University. Click here for more details and to commence applications.

Presentations at St Peter’s College this term include

  • University of Sydney – Presentation at lunchtime on Thursday 4 April.
  • University of Melbourne – Presentation at lunchtime on Tuesday 9 April.
  • University of Queenslan – Presentation at lunchtime on Wednesday 9 April

 Students have received information about these events via email and have been asked to reply to the email if they wish to attend.

Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo (TSCEA)
The Tertiary Studies & Careers Expo (TSCEA) is a comprehensive Tertiary Studies & Careers Expo and will be staged at the Adelaide Convention Centre on North Terrace, on Sunday 7 April from 10.00am – 4.00pm and Monday 8 April from 9.30am – 1.30pm. Admission is free.

Students from Years 10, 11 and 12 in particular will be able to meet one-on-one to discuss their study, career and employment options with a large number of representatives from numerous exhibitors including South Australian universities, interstate and overseas universities/colleges, private education colleges, TAFE SA, Government Agencies, Professional Associations, Local and National Employers and the Defence Forces. A number of seminars will also be held during the sessions. A full list of the representatives can be found here – please click on Exhibitors page. It is a very valuable one stop event and any student considering studying at the Tertiary level or TAFE will benefit from attending the expo. St Peter’s College students are strongly encouraged to attend on Sunday 7 April. For more information about this event, go to

The University of Melbourne – Information Day for interstate students
This event is for interstate students (and their families) and is being held on Monday 16 April from 8:30am. This event looks at the Melbourne University experience for interstate students. The program includes information about the application process, scholarship opportunities, student services, accommodation options and financial assistance. Students will also have the opportunity to consult current interstate students about their experiences and hear how they managed the transition to Melbourne. There will also be details on what life in a residential college is like, with lunch in a college dining hall as well as a college tour. For more details and registration, please click here. The University is also recommending participants attend another event on Saturday 13 April – A Day at Melbourne. Registrations for this event will open shortly at the same link.

AUG Adelaide
AUG is hosting their International Student Open Day on March 29. This event caters to Year 12 international students who would like to inquire about their universities studies after completing their Year 12 studies. Major institutions across Australia including Group of 8 representatives will be attending the event. It will provide a range of study options for students to explore their courses and university choices.

Details of International Student Open Day are:
Date: 29 March 2019 (Friday)
Time: 2 pm to 5 pm
Location: AUG Adelaide Office (Suite 5, Level 1 Market Plaza, 61-63 Grote Street, Adelaide 5000)

AUG can provide transport as needed. For more information please phone 8231 1228, email or visit the website

CDW Studios
CDW studios offers a number of design based courses of varying length and level of qualification. These include a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Effects and Entertainment Design) or BCA-VEED which is taught in conjunction with Flinders University. This course starts in March. Please see the following link below for more info please click here.

12 Week Courses – CDW workshops are split into two semesters to work alongside the Flinders University.

2019 Holiday Workshops:
2D – April 16-17 (Photoshop and digital painting skills)
3D – July 13-14 (3D workshop, Sculptris, Zbrush, Maya)
2D – Oct 02-03 (Photoshop, sketching and character design)

More details about these are two day workshops can be found here.

Immerse Summer Program
Immerse is offering two competitions for students to participate in a summer program.

Essay Competition: asks students aged 13-18 to submit essay responses to a pre-set question relating to the subject they wish to study with Immerse.

Tech Competition: gives students aged 11-15 the opportunity to show their flair for innovation and win a place on an Immerse Tech programme of their choice. Students can either enter the Tech App competition or the Tech Essay competition.

The Essay competition closes on 31 March 2019 at 11:59 PM UK time and the Tech competition closes on 1 May 2019 at 11:59 PM UK time.

Mark Colsey
Careers Counsellor

Students attending a presentation by the University of Hokkaido on Monday 18 March