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1 Presenter: Mark Campbell Position: Admissions Manager UQ Admissions Update 2009/2010

2 UQ Open Day 2009 Application Data for UQ 2009 school leavers –7435 first preferences –i.e % of total 5862 OP Eligible 135 OP Ineligible 1438 Interstate Year 12s

3 UQ Open Day 2009 UQ Offers & Acceptances Total Offers Early Round – 1897 (all programs except Physiotherapy, Vet Science, Dental Science and MBBS provisional entry) Major Round – 7498 February Round – 384 Late Offers – 105 Total acceptances (excluding deferments) – 7615 (77%) Total deferments – 1199 (12%)

4 UQ Open Day 2009 Cut-offs Roughly two-thirds of programs had increased cut-offs this year. Significant movements Veterinary Science: increased to OP1 (rank99) MBBS Provisional Entry: min UMAT increased to 156. B Nursing increased to OP12 (rank 77) A number of programs had ‘mid-band’ cut-offs,(not all students on the OP band gaining entry): B Physiotherapy OP2 (rank 98) B Laws OP3 (rank 97) B Occupational Therapy OP 6 (rank 91)

5 UQ Open Day 2009 UQ-Link Special Entry Scheme 310 Applications 249 Eligible 34 Ineligible 185 UQ Offers 171 Accepted UQ Offer 17 applications had no or incomplete documentation and were not considered further UQ-Link scholarships ($3,000 a year for up to 4 years)

6 UQ Open Day 2009 What was new for 2009/2010 New Programs: – B International Studies – B Occupational Health & Safety Science – B Applied Science (Exercise and Nutrition Science) – B Human Movement Studies replaced with: –B Health, Sport & Physical Education –B Exercise & Sport Sciences –B Exercise & Sport Sciences/B Business Management Discontinued programs -B Business (Ipswich): 2010 was last intake -B Human Services (will move to St Lucia campus from 2011) Prerequisite changes: -B Business Management : now has prerequisite of Maths A, B or C -B Agribusiness: Maths A, B or C prerequisite removed

7 UQ Open Day 2009 What was new for 2009/2010 Phase 2 roll-out of distinct QTAC codes for remaining dual degrees, including MBBS duals Undergraduate Diplomas UQ students are now able to undertake an undergraduate diploma in music, language or global issues concurrently with their bachelor studies - May be undertaken over an accelerated period or spread across the duration of the bachelors degree - Internal application Credit for TAFE study Formal articulation agreement with TAFE Qld - Applies to students who: Have completed an AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma within last 5 years; and Are enrolling in UQ program in same or relevant area Go to: International Baccalaureate grades UQ now accepts grades of 3 in Higher Level (HL) subjects to meet prerequisites and for the Bonus Ranks scheme. (For Standard Level (SL) subjects a minimum grade of 4 remains.)

8 UQ Open Day 2009 Recent Developments/Initiatives Scholarships UQ Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships –valued at $12,000 a year for up to 5 years, awarded automatically to all applicants who achieve at the very top of the OP1/equivalent band UQ Excellence Scholarships – valued at $6,000 a year for up to 4 years – for OP1/equivalent students only UQ Merit scholarships – valued at $6,000 for first year of study, for OP1-3 students only The UQ Excellence and UQ Merit are based on significant leadership and/or community service achievements as well. In 2011 the Academic Scholarship program will be opened to International students who have completed Years in Australia. The Wotif Scholarship aims to provide financial support to students who demonstrate that their studies will have benefits for them professionally and for the Australian community. The 'Wotif'' scholarships are valued at $6,000 per year for up to four years.

9 UQ Open Day 2009 Recent Developments/Initiatives Global Change Institute A major new international research institute that will address the problems of a rapidly changing world and develop innovative solutions was launched in It will focus on a world where the biggest challenges of the future are interconnected and of a global scale. Office of Undergraduate Education The office of Undergraduate Education has introduced a UQ Student Travel Grant which may be used to subsidise the cost of your travel expenses if you want to engage in an activity related to your study. Herston Campus Herston officially became a campus in The University operates within the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Royal Children's Hospital, Royal Women's Hospital and Queensland Radium Institute.

10 UQ Open Day 2009 Recent Developments/Initiatives Gatton Campus The new Vet School facilities include the Veterinary Medical Centre, Veterinary Teaching Laboratories, Clinical Studies Centre and the Veterinary Science Building. In addition, a number of other facilities on the Gatton campus including the library, laboratories and lecture halls have been upgraded. The official opening of the School of Veterinary Science is expected to occur in June, Ranking The University of Queensland has been named one of the top 50 universities in the world for the fifth year running in the UK's Times Higher Education Supplement World University Rankings for UQ is the only Queensland university, and one of only a handful of Australian universities appearing in the top 50. UQ ranked 41st.

11 UQ Open Day 2009 Event dates GUIDANCE OFFICER CONFERENCES St Lucia 10 June Gatton 3 June OPEN DAYS St Lucia 1 August Ipswich Open Evening 18 August Gatton 22 August EXPOS and CAREERS MARKETS Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo 7-9 May Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) July

12 UQ Open Day 2009  Telephone:   Web: uq.edu.au/study/admissions QUESTIONS? Admissions Contact details:


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