Gladstone students get first round of university offers

FUTURE university students got their first round of offers from Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) on Thursday morning.

For former high school student Joshua Reilly the news couldn't have come at a better time, as he has just won school dux for Toolooa State High School, achieved an Overall Position (OP) of 1 and received a $25,000 scholarship to attend the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane to study Biomedical science.

Joshua said he was excited to move down in early February.

CQUniversity has made approximately 3000 offers this round, a 2% increase from last year.

However the offer levels in Gladstone have decreased because some courses have been moved to distance education.

Though Professor Owen Nevin head of CQU reminds students they still have access to their local campus' resources.

"Gladstone Campus will still have an important role as a distance education support centre for locally based students," he said.

"Gladstone continues to have an important role as a research hub and as a base for on-campus engineering students."

The most popular courses at CQU based on QTAC preferences are nursing for the second year in succession followed by sonography and business.

The fields of study at CQU where the most offers have been made are nursing and education.



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