The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2013-08-28T04:08:52Z Mature Age Student Info Night at University of Wollongong 2013 2013-08-28T04:08:52Z mature-age-student-info-night-at-university-of-wollongong-2013 The University of Wollongong (UOW) mature age information evening on September 5 will spearhead the University’s mature student recruitment drive for 2014. Mature age students will be able to hear from UOW staff on courses, how to apply, pathways and academic support programs before applications close on September 30 2013.Mature age students in Australia are often attracted back to undergraduate degrees to advance or change their careers. UOW offers over 120 Bachelor degrees to mature age students, with many courses professionally accredited. Part-time study is an attractive option, particularly for students who want to combine work and study.Other mature age applicants returning to study are those who have finished a ‘gap year’ after high school, and those who have completed or are completing TAFE studies. TAFE graduates are regularly granted credit transfer for completed studies, reducing the length of their UOW degrees by up to a year. UOW has a strong record of helping mature age students reach their goals. Mature age students have access to study skills programs to help them return to study, including classes in essay writing, library and research skills, and professional interview techniques. Most subjects are also supported by online learning tools for accessing class resources and collaborating with other students. The University was recently rated one of the world’s best modern universities in the QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings 2013, ranking 24th overall. It delivers world-class education across five faculties: Business; Engineering and Information Science; Law, Humanities and the Arts; Science, Medicine and Health; and Social Sciences.Mature age students can complete some undergraduate courses at any of UOW’s campuses in Wollongong, Sydney, Bega, Batemans Bay, Nowra and Moss Vale. Mature age students are able to apply directly to the University, rather than through an intermediary. Applications can be made online through the UOW website. Mid-Year Intake 2013 at the University of Wollongong Australia 2013-06-20T22:58:23Z mid-year-intake-2013-at-the-university-of-wollongong-australia The University of Wollongong (UOW) announced that mid-year intake applications to undergraduate and postgraduate courses will close on 29 July 2013.Through mid-year enrollment, students can start their studies at the end of July, instead of waiting for the new calendar year.Mid-year entry has proven popular with undergraduate students who have worked or traveled since high school and don’t want to wait until Autumn Session (February) to start their studies.University of Wollongong Assistant National Marketing Manager Janet Holen also said postgraduate students often appreciate the flexibility mid-year entry offers. “These students are often up-skilling or retraining to advance their careers. For whatever reason, it’s often not practical for them to wait until February to start further study.”She claims future students sometimes miss out based on misconceptions of course availability.“UOW actually offers mid-year entry to over 300 of our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Many people are interested in study, they’re ready to study, but they think they have to wait for the new year before they enroll. Ms Holen also said mid-year enrollment was useful for students who weren’t sure of their study goals in Autumn and had since decided what they wanted to do.Unlike most undergraduate students finishing Year 12, applicants for mid-year entry can apply online directly to UOW through their website.The University of Wollongong was recently named as one of the world’s best young universities, placed 24th in the world in the QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings 2013.UOW is a comprehensive research and teaching institution located 90 minutes south of Sydney in Wollongong, in the Illawarra region of NSW.The University combines modern teaching facilities with a student-centred approach to teaching and learning. Its network of campuses offers students the opportunity to learn from respected teachers in convenient locations.The University combines a research focus with an active agenda of community engagement to connect academics, students and the public on issues of local, national and international importance.  University of Wollongong Early Admission Program 2013-06-20T02:16:00Z university-of-wollongong-early-admission-program The University of Wollongong (UOW) Early Admission program is how students can earn a place to study at the University before they sit their HSC exams.   Applicants are assessed based on their academic performance in Years 11 and 12.   The program uses a two-part assessment system, where University first looks at the applicants’ academic transcript for evidence of strong academic performance relevant to their nominated UOW degree. After passing the first round, students are then invited to the University for an interview where UOW assessors look for appropriate personal attributes to succeed at the University.   Successful applicants will receive an offer to study through the UAC Early Offer Round in early December instead of the UAC Main Offer Round in 2014.   UOW Assistant National Marketing Manager Janet Holen says the program demonstrates UOW’s commitment to finding quality students.   “The ATAR is an excellent indicator of a student’s ability to succeed at university, but it doesn’t always tell the whole story. Often, high performance in relevant subjects indicates a student is ready for university study.”   “We also have to consider personal attributes that have no direct influence on that ATAR, such as passion for a study area, determination and perseverance—all strong indicators for success at the University of Wollongong.”   The University of Wollongong was recently named as one of the world’s best young universities, placed 24th in the world in the QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings 2013.   UOW is a comprehensive research and teaching institution located 90 minutes south of Sydney in Wollongong, in the Illawarra region of NSW.   The University combines modern teaching facilities with a student-centred approach to teaching and learning. Its network of campuses offers students the opportunity to learn from respected teachers in convenient locations.   The University combines a research focus with an active agenda of community engagement to connect academics, students and the public on issues of local, national and international importance.