How SUN took the stress out of starting uni

Anry Van Zyl is a second-year Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering) student based in Rockhampton. As you can tell, Anry has taken on a lot of study at CQUniversity, which is why the chance to get started as early as possible was so important for her study plans.

“I chose the SUN program because I love a challenge and wanted to learn more about a variety of topics. The SUN program was the ideal way to challenge myself.”

Start Uni Now (SUN) is a pathway program for high school students in year 10, 11 and 12 to take on a unit at university alongside their schooling. Not only is this a chance to taste-test uni study without tuition fees*, but completion of the SUN program can provide direct entry into a CQUniversity course.

“Having the opportunity of direct entry into my course allowed me to continue my high school study without all the usual stress associated with Grade 12. This allowed me to better focus on my study and better prepare myself for University.”

Students are offered support throughout the program, either on-campus if students are attended lectures in person, or online for those studying from distance.

“The SUN team regularly checked up on me, offering me study tips and explaining strategies for easy transitioning between high school and university study. Various support services were offered to assist those struggling to keep up with both high school and SUN study.”

If you’re interested in getting a head start on your career journey and don’t want to wait until you’ve graduated from high school, SUN applications are open for Terms 1, 2 and 3 across the year,

“The best thing about the SUN program is the fact that it allows you to challenge yourself in a safe
environment – there are zero academic punishments if you fail so you can try out a course without
the pressure involved in real university study.”

Find more information and apply on our CQUniversity Start Uni Now page and Contact Us if you have any further questions about SUN.

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