Our Start University Now (SUN) program is a fantastic opportunity for high school students wanting to kick-start their tertiary education and sample university life. SUN has been developed to give you the opportunity to study units (subjects) at CQUniversity while completing your high school studies.
In the testimonial below, Adam – a current Bundaberg SUN student – explains why he chose to study a business course and how this gave him a taste of his dream degree. As you can see from the below, SUN confirmed Adam’s passion for accountancy and has provided him with a linear pathway to university. However, it’s important to note that your first SUN unit is free*, therefore, if you do not enjoy the study area then you have not lost anything in the process – rather, you have gained a better understanding of where your aspirations lie!
How the SUN program helped Adam affirm his future career
I’m Adam and I’m at CQUniversity studying a Bachelor of Accounting while I’m in high school. I’m studying accounting, which I got into a few years ago through business at school. It was really good because CQUniversity came to school and we actually had the SUN program introduced to us. So, I went home and talked to mum and dad about it, then we ended up actually coming in and applying for it.
The best thing about the SUN program is that I can Start Uni Now.
So, I already know what I want to do as a career and while I’m in school I can actually start studying now – which saves me time and I can have a better flow into university when I graduate. When I finish high school, I plan to become a full-time student here at CQUniversity and finish my Bachelor of Accounting, and, then become an accountant in the local community.
Ready to learn more?
As the above testimonial demonstrates, SUN allows you to explore potential study areas, trial university life and experience the difference between high school and university. If you are a high-achieving student who is looking to challenge yourself and study your passion, consider enrolling in a SUN unit on-campus or online today.
To find out more about how you can get a running start on your career, visit the Start University Now website.
*As of Term 1 2018, high school students from across Australia will have the opportunity to undertake their first Start Uni Now (SUN) unit at zero cost. The first unit free initiative applies to new students only. Unit resource costs such as textbooks still apply.