More Year 12s want to study in Bendigo

More Year 12s want to study in Bendigo

18 Jan 2011

Year 12 demand for La Trobe Bendigo places has resulted in an increase of 5.2% first round offers to that cohort.

Students laughingEducation and Nursing at the Bendigo campus features in the University’s top 10 in terms on number of round one offers.

Executive Director, Bendigo Campus, Andrew Skewes, is delighted with the results.

‘The increase in first round offers to Year 12 students is a good outcome as it fits with the University’s long-term strategy to achieve an annual five per cent growth in student numbers,’ Mr Skewes said.

‘With caps on current levels of Commonwealth funding for student places, we have to be prudent in relation to our financial position and student load,’ Mr Skewes added.

Mr Skewes said the increase in mean clearly in ATAR from 70.65 in 2010 to 72.53 in 2011 (+1.88) is great news for the Bendigo campus.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International and Development), Professor John Rosenberg said while this year’s enrolment process still had a long way to run with subsequent round offers, a feature apparent at this stage was a reduction in offers to mature age and non-traditional students.

‘This could well be linked to strong improvement in the Australian economy since the Global Financial Crisis,’ said Professor Rosenberg.

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