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Never too late: free course shows adults the uni ropes

Adults who feel they missed out by not attending university have been invited to take part in a free course in Queensland.

The University of the Sunshine Coast is giving a taste of university life to Caboolture residents who did not finish high school or might not have studied formally in years.

The two-day Uni Skills for You program will be facilitated by USC advisers and has been designed for adults of all ages.

USC spokesperson Veronica Sanmarco said it was ideal for those considering study at TAFE or university.

“There are no tests, assignments or exams to worry about, just an opportunity to sample higher education and explore the career and higher education options open to them,” Sanmarco said.

“The program aims to demystify university for those who are unsure about what tertiary study involves.

“It offers a supportive group environment to help people build their confidence and capacity for higher learning while developing new skills.”

The team said participants will learn how to recognise and develop their skills gained from work and life experience and turn them into academic reading, writing, speaking and critical thinking skills.

At the end of the course, participants will be invited to arrange individual sessions with USC career advisers to help develop study and career plans.

USC will run Uni Skills for You at its Caboolture campus on 11-12 June.

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