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An important event for Year 12

UAC Digital | Year 12 Conference

21 April 2021, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

UAC Digital is being launched with a conference designed for you: find out about our participating universities, why you should consider them for future study, and what’s coming up for you in 2021. You do not want to miss this event! Each uni will have a 5-minute block to highlight their best qualities, share useful resources and answer your questions. UAC will finish the conference with some key information to help you make the most of your application to uni. Click here to find out more.

ANU Applications are now open

ANU Direct Applications and The Tuckwell Scholarship are open as of Wednesday 3 March 2021. To assist you with the process, please take note of the following information.


  • ANU Applications are open 3 March – 24 May. Students can start their application at any time and log back in as needed to complete the process: click here
    • Students need to include their co-curricular activities with appropriate documentation
    • NSW HSC students do not need to include their reports in their application – the ANU will access their results directly for NESA (same as previous years)
  • Tuckwell Scholarship Stage 1 applications are open 3 March – 18 April: 
    • complete and submit the ANU Direct Application as soon as possible and before 14 April 2021 (11.59PM AEDT); AND THEN
    • complete and submit the Tuckwell Scholarship Stage 1 Application Form as soon as possible and before 18 April 2021 (11.59PM AEDT).
    • The ANU Direct Application will ask if students wish to apply for a Tuckwell Scholarship – answer “yes” if you wish to apply.
    • Within one business day of submitting the ANU Direct Application, students will be invited to the Tuckwell Scholarship Stage 1 Application Form via email. The sooner you submit your ANU Direct Application, the sooner you can access the Tuckwell Scholarship Stage 1 Application Form.

The ANU is running a series of webinars for prospective students throughout the application window. The sessions will run at 4:00pm on Wednesdays, beginning this afternoon with a student panel Q&A, and including sessions about the application process, accommodation, scholarships, and the co-curricular requirements.

Students can register for these events here. 

Interesting reads

University Portfolio Entry

Thinking of studying an arts or design course at university? They might offer an alternative pathway – portfolio entry.
This is your chance to showcase your best work and give your application a boost, even if you don’t meet other requirements.
Learn more about portfolio entry in Study Work Grow’s blog HERE.

Do You Want to be a Firefighter?

Read more here

Career Resource is a resource for students looking to complete accredited training. Recently they have launched a new resource called Job Starter. This website aggregates information from all the funding schemes throughout Australia. Users can easily find a funded course in their area with a study mode suitable to their needs. This is a valuable resource for people looking to join the workforce, change careers or skill up to progress their career but cannot afford to pay full fees.
You can view the Job Starter site here –


Study Work Grow (need to be a member, see how below)  have added a whole heap of competitions into their database – from writing to art, from STEM to music, there’s bound to be one perfect for you. Participating in a competition can be a great way to boost your resume (and maybe your bank balance too). Click HERE for more information and the list of competitions open to YOU!

The Entry to Medicine Handbook

It’s the easiest way to get your head around all the medical programs on offer in Australia. If you’re considering a career in medicine, then this Handbook could set you off on the right path. Get your copy here: Entry-to-Medicine-2022

University News

CSU Parent Information Sessions

2021 Parent Information Sessions are coming up in April and we encourage parents to book their spot. At these evening events, parents and students will meet course advisers, lecturers, support staff and current students. The Future Students team will host the event and run families through everything they need to know to support their daughter’s path to uni.

Albury-Wodonga: Tuesday 6 April

Bathurst: Tuesday 13 April

Orange: Tuesday 6 April

Port Macquarie: Tuesday 13 April

Wagga Wagga: Tuesday 13 April

Online: Tuesday 27 April


University of Newcastle: Ma & Morley Scholarship

Applications Opening Earlier in 2021 – April 1

To provide students more time, the application open date for the Ma & Morley Scholarship has been brought forward to April 1. From this date, students will have access to an application form that allows them to progressively work on their application throughout the year.
If you are a student that wants to be part of the next generation of globally aware and socially conscious leaders, we encourage you look through the information on the Ma & Morley program and tips on how to apply.

The University Of Newcastle 2022 Intro Guide to Degrees and Subject Choices is now available! These guides cover key information including HSC subject selection advice and an updated list of undergraduate degrees – perfect for Year 10, 11 and 12 students!

ACU | Talk with Nurses, Midwives and Paramedics

20 April 2021, 6:00 pm


Join us online to hear from ACU alumni about their experiences working as nurses, midwives and paramedics. Take part in a Q&A session with our graduates and learn what it is like working on the frontline and using your skills to help people when they need it the most.

Find out more.

RECAP: Careers Online Resources

The Loreto Normanhurst Careers team has curated three complementary resources to ensure our students are up to date with ‘all-things’ Careers.

These are free for all parents and students to access. It is easy to register and allows access to all their resources individually here at school or at home.

Remember, the school codes are unique to our school, so please ensure that wherever possible you keep this code within our school community.

‘Study Work Grow’

Has a wonderful catalogue of events across Australia, plus wonderful guides on various topics, such as early entry, medicine and much more. It is recommended that Year 11 and 12 students should be subscribing to events of their interest area.

Click here and scroll down to the ‘Use your unique school code’ section and enter the code LRNH19

‘The Career Department’

Focuses on providing students with a comprehensive view of all industries and career paths, through excellent videos, articles, and snapshots.

The Careers Department – login page. School login: Loreto Normanhurst and password: LNH

‘Careers – Canvas Page’  

All students from year 9 and above can access our Canvas page, which is full of information relevant to all areas of careers including GAP years, subject selection, career paths, resume and interview skills and much more.

No login is required – this should be automatically generated for all students from Year 9 onward. If you cannot access this, please contact the ICT team.