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It’s not too early to begin planning for career events during your school holidays. The holidays are the perfect time to explore career areas you are interested in, learn about the higher education system and to get motivated about your 2011 subjects or future pathways.
Discover Architecture at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS): An intensive 2-week program will be run for year 11 students who are interested in exploring architecture at UTS between Monday 9th January – Friday 20th January 2012. The program will be structured around a diverse range of learning experiences that encompass design studio and computer lab-based design exercises, seminars, lectures and field trips. Only 40 students can participate, so book now! For applications and more info, go to www.utsarchitecture.net/ discoverarchitecture/
Science Experience:
Are you in Year 9 this year and have a passion for science? Then you should consider attending the three day science program at RMIT in Melbourne. There will be plenty of bangs, flashes, smashes and fun and you will be able to go behind the scenes and sample the exhilarating world of science. You will perform experiments, participate in field excursions, listen to university lectures and experience the excitement of life on campus. The program runs between Wednesday 18 – Friday 20 January 2012. For more information and to register, go to www.rmit.edu.au/scienceexperience
Student Union VCE Summer School:
The Student Union at the University of Melbourne are running their annual VCE Summer School between 9 – 20 January. This event provides an intro- duction to the VCE and assists students to develop practical and academic skills. You will be able to participate in VCE workshops and tutorials, and you will get to know other students from across Victoria. Rural and regional students will be able to access accommodation at the University. For details about the program, how to apply and about bursaries for financially disadvantaged students, please go to www.union.unimelb.edu.au/ summerschool/student-application
Interested in Architecture and Design? The University of Melbourne are running their annual Architecture and Design Summer School between 12 – 15 December. You will be introduced to a range of key design skills including architectural and spatial drawing, urban design, design software, model making and landscape architecture. Cost is $450. Rural students are invited to stay at Trinity College, which is $76 per night (includes breakfast and dinner). To register, go to www.abp.unimelb.edu.au/summer
Interested in studying media, communications and journalism? Swinburne has recently acquired a new television studio at their Hawthorne Campus, which will be of interest to students keen on studying media, communications and journalism. Current students have already begun collaborating with Channel 31 on developing two pilot programs using the new facilities. Both programs will be broadcast on Channel 31 when completed. You can find more details about their courses in media, communications and journalism by visiting www.swinburne.edu.au/lss/areas/humanities.html
Study business online over the holidays:
A company called Upskill is offering the full Certificate III in Business online over the school holidays. You will be able to study from home and undertake work experience. Go to www.upskillonline.com.au for more information.
Email a student at La Trobe! If you are thinking about studying at La Trobe University and would like to know about student life, you can email La Trobe students studying in a variety of different fields. You can ask about university life, accommodation options, scholarships, sporting clubs, societies and groups, managing the transition from school to university etc. For more information and to choose a student to email, go to www.latrobe.edu.au/ school/help/email-a-student .

Rob Walker