WA students think Murdoch in 2016

January 7, 2016

Josh and Charlotte are among many students enjoying the greater social aspect to campus life

Josh and Charlotte are among many students enjoying the greater social aspect to campus life.

A focus on real-world learning and improving the on-campus experience has seen more WA students choosing Murdoch University in 2016, with the latest data indicating Murdoch will increase its share of domestic undergraduate applications.

The most recent data from the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) shows that Murdoch University has increased both total applications and its market share of first preference applications to undergraduate courses for Western Australian state universities since 2014.

Murdoch University’s School of Health Professions and School of Law demonstrated the strongest increase in student first preference applications this year.

This attention to learning and research excellence has seen Murdoch ranked 65 in the highly respected 2015 Times Higher Education Top 100 Universities under 50 Years. The most recent Times World University Rankings also placed Murdoch in the top 2% of global universities.

The student experience at Murdoch has changed considerably in recent times, with many new student focussed activities introducing a greater social aspect to campus life, and opportunities for informal peer-to-peer learning.

“The Thursday markets are amazing. I am always looking forward to it after classes; they have a variety of international cuisines which I am constantly craving,” said first year History student Charlotte.

The introduction of market days and musical performances has made higher education at Murdoch a much more enjoyable experience according to Marine Science student Josh.

“I decided to study at Murdoch because I had heard that it was a great campus to study at,” he said.

In addition to the vibrant campus life, potential students have recently been offered the opportunity to speak to current Murdoch students for ‘real-world’ advice and assistance when choosing their preferred University.

Cody, currently studying at the School of Arts, is part of the new Meet Murdoch team that has been inundated with calls from school leavers keen to understand what University life is really like.

“As much as course information is really important, I’m finding that many school leavers are asking whether they will have a chance to be mentored by academics – as opposed to being left to fend for themselves, which can happen at other Universities.

“I’m able to be honest about my life at Murdoch, let them know that I’m on a first name basis with all of my lecturers, and what real-world learning means at Murdoch.”

Our team of Murdoch students and alumni can provide genuine, practical advice about any enquiry – from how and when to apply, to career pathways and majors. Talk to a Murdoch Student from Meet Murdoch by calling 1300 MURDOCH, or visit thinkmurdoch.com.au for more information.

The 2015 Year 12 ATAR results were made available on 30 December. Main round offers for TISC applicants for 2016 university admissions will be available from Wednesday, 20 January 2016.

Undergraduates who did not reach their required entry score can look at a variety of alternative pathways to University. OnTrack and OnTrack Sprint are fee-free university preparation courses that provide an alternative entry pathway into Murdoch University.

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