Murdoch workshops to stamp out WACE exam stress

May 29, 2013

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End of year exams are a tense time for many Year 12 students, and for good reason. The all important Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) results can affect a young person's prospects for further study.

To help Year 12 students reach their full potential, Murdoch University's Rockingham campus is hosting three WACE Preparation Days in July. These workshops are open to Year 12 students in Rockingham, Kwinana and Mandurah.

"These workshops are designed to boost students' learning confidence and, ultimately, improve exam results," said Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Andrew Taggart.

"Experienced professionals will share their tips for exam preparation, study skills and give specific advice about individual subjects. Students also get to hang out on a university campus and use the facilities during the three days."

For those considering further study, Murdoch staff will be on hand to offer advice about careers and university courses. Several new units will be offered at the Rockingham campus from Semester 2 this year, including Photography, Drawing and Management.

A number of scholarships are available to help Year 12 students in the Rockingham community discover and realise their university dreams.

"We want more Rockingham-Kwinana high school students to aspire to university. These scholarships help those who may lack the financial means to do so," Professor Taggart said.

"These 'Discover Your Potential Scholarships' offer students the financial support needed to attain a degree, while helping local students to attend their local university."

WACE Preparation Days will be held from 8 to 10 July, at a cost of $20. Morning tea and lunch are included.

Register online at www.experience.murdoch.edu.au. For more information, contact Milica Robinson at m.robinson@murdoch.edu.au or 9360 7018.

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