Catherine McAuley Westmead Senior Students
Five Year 11 students have been offered a place into the Australian Catholic University’s Step Up Program.

Congratulations to the five Year 11 students who have been offered a place into the Australian Catholic University’s Step Up Program.

Well done to Chloe K., Natalie D., Angelina A., Isabel T. and Rohma K. who have received a place in the Uni Step programs of Nursing & Midwifery, Business, Exercise Science or Criminology.

“This program enables students to complete a university level subject alongside their Year 11 Preliminary studies”, says Ms Xuereb, Leader of Learning, Pathways and Partnerships.

“The course starts in the school holidays and we wish these students all the best”.

Year 11 student Rohma is excited to begin her Uni Step Up Program in Criminology. Inspired by the many crime shows on TV, Rohma has long been interested in this field.

“I am admittedly still a bit confused on what I might want to do as a career and criminology is one of my interests so I thought I would try it out and see what I think.

I like that through the Step Up Program I have the chance to experience university during the school holidays at no cost to me. It allows me to see if I am suitable for a Criminology degree before finishing school

Isabel will be starting the Uni Step Up Program in Business. She says she knows she wants to do a Business degree after school as she hopes to one day run her own business in the area of design. “I will have a head start by completing this program and it will look good on my resume,” she says.

Natalie is starting the Uni Step Up Program in Nursing & Midwifery and thinks she will find the course very interesting. “I like babies and I think working as a midwife would mean every day is different. It is something I think I would like to do”.

Uni Step-up offers students the opportunity to complete two university subjects in their area of interest - Nursing and Midwifery, Exercise and Sports Science, Criminology or Business. If successful, students will be given an early university offer and can use these subjects for credit in a related degree.

Beside the early offer, students will gain an understanding of university life, develop university level skills and discover more about potential degrees. Applications for Year 11 have closed for 2024, however Ms Xuereb encourages the current Year 10 students to consider applying for these courses next year.


Written By

Jacqui Hamilton | School Development Officer

Jacqui Hamilton | School Development Officer
Catherine McAuley Westmead

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