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Parent Lounge Update

The Parent Lounge Update is designed to keep parents up-to-date with everything they need to know about uni for their child.

This blog is regularly updated by USC academics and staff with tips and advice for guiding your teens through high school and toward their path to university study. You can also subscribe for bi-monthly updates.

Latest posts

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ATARs are out - does your child need to change their preferences?
16 Dec 2022

Once your child has received their ATAR results, they may want to change their preferences if things didn’t go as planned.

Learning from failure
12 Dec 2022

Everyone fails at one point or another.

What if my child doesn’t get the ATAR they’re hoping for?
20 Oct 2022

With the release of ATARs just around the corner, your child may be wondering what happens if they don’t get the ATAR they’re hoping for.

Previous posts

Work Integrated Learning – What is it and why is it important?
20 Oct 2022

It’s no secret that the best preparation for entering the professional workforce is gaining real work experience.

An alternative pathway to university: Zoe Brennocks’ story
15 Aug 2022

Like so many Year 11 and 12 students, Zoe Brennocks didn’t really know what she wanted to do after high school, and after dropping her ATAR subjects in Year 11, she thought her dreams of going to university were over.

Is your child ready to apply for university? Here’s our step-by-step guide for navigating QTAC
4 Aug 2022

QTAC applications are now open so it’s time for your Year 12 student to get their university plans sorted for next year.

HECS-HELP debt inflation – what does this mean for your child at university?
1 Jun 2022

If you’ve been keeping an eye on the news, you will have heard that inflation is on the rise, and with that comes an increase in the indexation rate for HECS-HELP loans.

What is uni really like?
30 May 2022

If your child is making the decision to go to university next year, they might have an idea of what they want to study, and maybe an idea of what ‘being at university’ will be like.

How to prepare your child for a job that doesn’t exist yet?
14 Apr 2022

The future of work is changing.

Helping your child find the right degree
12 Apr 2022

If your child is thinking about studying at university, they might be wondering where to start and how to find the right degree for their career goals.

Getting an early and guaranteed offer to university
11 Feb 2022

Imagine knowing your child has secured a place at University before they even finish Year 12? By offering school leavers an early and guaranteed place in November, USC’s Early Offer Guarantee program helps students and their families beat the stress and plan for the study journey ahead, knowing they’ve got uni sorted.

Career clustering can help your child navigate post-school choices
11 Feb 2022

Our ability to earn an income is one of our greatest assets, and while choosing a career has never been easy, it’s even more complicated these days.

Supporting your child through ATAR disappointment
13 Dec 2021

When my ATAR was released, I was pretty devastated that it wasn’t going to get me into what I initially wanted to study.

Communications Expert studies to become a Marine Biologist
7 Dec 2021

A single parent working as a Communications Expert fulfills her dream to study Marine Biology.