Application Day attracts 50 to ponder uni

LUKE Morgan is one of the more than 50 prospective students who yesterday took up the opportunity to see if the University of Tasmania was the place for him.

As part of the university's Application Day at Launceston's Newnham campus, the institution opened its doors to those who had just completed formal schooling or were keen to return to study after many years or decades.

Mr Morgan, of Beauty Point, said it had been a 15-year break since he last studied but he was keen for a change in his life and wanted to know what the university could offer.

"I really just asked some questions about courses and where to go with them, and how to apply," he said.

"For me this is a little bit of a career change but I was also keen for something to do and self improvement and to learn something that interests me."

By the end of his visit Mr Morgan had signed up for the one-year full-time bachelor of general studies to ease himself back into the life of a student, learn academic writing skills and prepare for further study, possibly in science and geology.

The university's student recruitment Launceston officer, Vicki Dodson, said the vast majority of people who attended the day were non-school leavers who had an idea of what they wanted to study but were unsure of how to apply and if they would be accepted.

People unable to attend but interested in university study can phone 1300363864.

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