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Loreto Normanhurst’s Careers Expo 2019

On Tuesday, Loreto Normanhurst welcomed universities, private colleges, GAP providers and numerous professionals to our annual careers fair. This culminated in our largest careers fair to date which was held in the gym to ensure there was ample space for all.

The event was well attended and it was fabulous to see so many students and parents engage with our guests. The Careers Expo is a fantastic opportunity for students and parents to collect information, chat to professionals and hear from people who are currently studying, working, living and experiencing the world beyond high school.

A follow up workshop was held today at lunch and another will be held on Monday 25 March, to help students best utilise the information that they gathered on the evening. Students from Year 9-12 have been emailed these dates.

We would like to thank all the exhibitors who attended the evening and chatted with our students and parents. Conveying your skill and knowledge to our students is invaluable. 

Interesting Reads

Following on from Supergirl week at Loreto Normanhurst and International Women’s Day, the link below is about finding your own super power.


Ms Katrina Smith & Ms Alexi Kayes

Career Advisors

University & Higher Education Information

University Admission Centre (UAC)

UAC have a few important dates and events coming up. Listed below is what is happening in the next few months, and the dates/links for their sought after UAC Days!

Please also click here for their handy date reference document.


UAC’s Important Dates:

March Year 12 students will be receiving their UAC Guides and UAC pins late March.
April Applications through UAC will be opening on the 3rd of April, and early bird closing will be 30 September 2019.

This opening date is earlier than previous years which means that students can apply earlier, including for SRS.


UAC will be holding their annual UAC Days in Sydney, Batemans Bay, Wagga Wagga and Coffs Harbour. To book your spot, have a look at the dates and click on the relevant link.

You will need the following pin to register: UACDay2019

Sydney 7 June

Batemans Bay 2 July

Wagga Wagga 4 July

Coffs Harbour 15 August


NSW/ACT Uni Open Days from UAC

Find all the open days in UAC’s PDF guide here.

ANU admission changes

There are also important changes to the ANU domestic undergraduate admission process with the introduction of the co-curricular or service requirement. These changes take place this year for students who are wishing to commence at ANU from 2020 and beyond. Applicants need to demonstrate they have 3 out of a possible 7 skills.

The important aspect to note is that domestic undergraduate applications to ANU now also include a separate co-curricular or service submission. Even though medicine at ANU is a postgraduate degree it is important students who wish to progress through an undergraduate degree to ANU postgraduate medicine note this requirement. Applications open on the 4th March and close on the 31 May.


Year 12 students are deciding where or what to study? CQUni Sydney Open Day is a great option to help get answers to your questions. Visitors to their Open Day will be able to explore the campus, get a feel for university life, attend information sessions and engage with current students, staff and academics.  

CQUni  Sydney Open Day

5 – 8 pm, Thursday, 22 August 2019

CQUni Sydney, 400 Kent Street

More information

Interstate student information day | Melbourne Uni

12 July | 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

This event is specifically designed to give you a better insight into the Melbourne experience for interstate students.

The day will cover application processes, scholarships, student services, accommodation options and financial assistance. Participants will have an opportunity to ask current University of Melbourne students who have come from interstate about their experience and how they managed the transition. The program will also include lunch, a campus tour and residential college tours.

We encourage you to register early as places are limited and registration will be closed as soon as we reach capacity.

Once confirmation of your registration is complete, Uni of Melbourne will send you a list of suggestions for a range of activities you could consider while you’re in Melbourne, including sporting and cultural events and dining options.

Please note: The April Interstate Student Information Day is not an Open Day, but a structured program designed for Year 11 and 12 domestic interstate students and a guest. Places are limited and registration is required. Due to limited places, only one additional guest will be allowed with each prospective student’s registration.

Registrations will open here soon


Code Like a Girl: 2-Day Junior Coding Camp: Mischief and Magic (Ages 12-16)

23 & 24 March | Sydney

Code Like a Girl are conjuring up something magical for their autumn coding camps. Join your sisters in the CLG coven and put your wicked ways to good use.

Beyond the practical magic of coding, their camps will grow your technical confidence, introduce you to like-minded young women and reveal a whole new world of wonder.

Find out more

Work Experience

Biological Sciences at Macquarie University

The Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University offers competitively-selective work-experience placements for high school students. In this diverse program, Macquarie offers students a range of work place activities within research laboratories, as well as work experience in a range of teaching and research facilities in the department (e.g. the Biological Sciences Museum, The Arboretum, The Plant Growth Facility, and working with Technical and Fieldwork Officers).

Due to the overwhelming interest in 2018, Macquarie will run two work experience placement weeks, which will be competitively selected, on the following dates:

Monday, 8 April to Friday, 12 April 2019, 9am – 4pm

Monday, 18 November to Friday, 22 November 2019, 9am – 4pm.

If you are interested in participating in this work experience program, please respond to Macquarie’s survey monkey questionnaire.

Intelligence & Cyber Security Work Experience

All placements are in Canberra.

ASD offers work experience placements for Year 10–12 students at the Australian Cyber Security Centre. The program is focused on students who are considering further studies in a STEM-related field.

You are mentored by experienced ICT professionals working in the industry who have a high level of expertise in their field. Students with an aptitude for discovering how technology works rather than the use of technology will be considered favourably.

Students from interstate are welcome to participate but are responsible for their own travel and accommodation.

Find out more

General Information

Important changes with the introduction of UCAT

The way students are assessed for undergraduate medicine in Australia changes this year with the introduction of UCAT. The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) replaces the UMAT and the benefit of this is it is a 2-hour computer based assessment that is conducted during the month of July (UMAT was previously conducted at a physical location on a single, specific day).

UCAT is used as a key component in assessing undergraduate students for medicine degrees by the following universities: Curtin, Flinders, Monash, University of Adelaide, University of Newcastle/University of New England, UNSW, University of Queensland, UTas, UWA and Western Sydney University.

Bookings for UCAT open on the 1st March and close on the 17th May so make sure you book and pay within these dates as you will not be able to apply for undergraduate medicine at the above universities if you have not undertaken UCAT. There are also resources available on the UCAT website and these can be found here.