Terra Sancta student offered university scholarship thanks to new agreement
|Lorisa Habib pleased to be awarded UWS scholarship|
|L-R: Dr Kerry Hudson, Greg Whitby and David Phibbs signing new agreement|
On Tuesday 3 May, Year 12 student Lorisa Habib celebrated the completion of a university unit in Marketing Principles and a $20,000 scholarship offer from UWS, made possible through a new agreement between UWS/UWS College, Terra Sancta College and Wyndham College on the Nirimba Education Precinct.
The agreement provides students from Terra Sancta College the opportunity to complete a first year university unit sponsored in full by UWS; students who successfully complete a unit guaranteed enrolment in the first year at UWS in completion of their HSC; and high achieving students may also access scholarships if they enrol at UWS.
Lorisa received the scholarship offer from UWS after she successfully completed her unit with a high distinction, and was given valuable experience to prepare for university.
‘I attended most lectures and tutorials alongside other university students and completed the same assignments,’ said Lorisa. ‘This gave me a taste of what university is like, and also an insight into the Business course I am interested in studying, which better prepares me for university next year.’
Terra Sancta’s co-operating principal, Jim Fanning said he is pleased that students have been given this opportunity.
‘Terra Sancta students are fortunate to have the opportunity to complete both their HSC and part of their university studies,’ said Jim. ‘It is great that students are given this unique opportunity - an alternate pathway into university.’
On the day, executive director of schools, Greg Whitby signed the new agreement to re-affirm the Catholic education’s commitment to improve the outcomes for the youth of western Sydney.
‘UWS is to be commended for its continued support for the school partnership program,’ said Greg. ‘It is a great opportunity for students at Terra Sancta to be given the unique learning experience and various pathways into university.’
‘These opportunities are about learning and developing the talents and skills of every student,’ he said. ‘Responding to the pressing need to make schooling – particularly in the post compulsory years – a relevant and meaningful experience.’
In 1995 a first memorandum of understanding was signed, demonstrating the shared commitment to establish the Nirimba Education Precinct between UWS, Terra Sancta and Wyndham College.
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