The University of Wollongong rolled out the red carpet for the Illawarra’s best and brightest HSC performers on Friday.
UOW Vice-Chancellor Paul Wellings hosted the welcome reception for the region’s top 150 HSC high achievers.
‘’These students have shown commitment and dedication to their studies over the past few years and put in a tremendous effort in their HSC,’’ Professor Wellings said.
‘’This kind of commitment is precisely what we want to see at our university and I am honoured to invite these students and congratulate them in person for what they have achieved.’’
During the reception at the UOW Innovation Campus, the top 150 students from the Illawarra, Southern Sydney, South Western and Western Sydney, Southern Highlands, ACT and South Coast regions were offered a $5000 scholarship package to enrol at UOW in 2018.
Prof Wellings spoke to students about the raft of opportunities on offer at UOW, including the Deans Scholar initiative and advanced programs available to high achieving students.
Academic and student admission staff were also on to provide advice and assistance to high school leavers.
The event was held on the same day as the ATARs were released to allow the Vice-Chancellor the opportunity to personally congratulate the elite students
Students from 65 schools from the above regions attended:
- Wollongong 36
- Wingecarribee 4
- Sutherland Shire 41
- Southern Sydney 20
- South Western & Western Sydney 33
- Shoalhaven 5
- Shellharbour 3
- Kiama 1
- Southern NSW 2