Uni on offer
By Chris Brown
CLASS of 2009 students, and others, received their first round higher education offers last week.
Among them was Dumbalk’s Dean Salmons-Snelton who was offered a position in the computer science course at RMIT in Melbourne.
“I got my first preference so that was pretty good,” he said.
The 19-year-old was “ecstatic” with the offer and had trouble sleeping that night.
He checked his result on the computer in the lounge room, which took 20 minutes due to an overloaded internet site server.
“I wasn’t too frustrated; I had all night. The result was worth it,” Dean said.
“My mum was there. I told her; she was pretty pleased.”
He attended Leongatha Secondary College last year.
Dean will defer his course a year, so he can earn money for to pay for university.
Leongatha South’s Madeleine Babos also received her first preference, which was an arts/science double degree at Monash Clayton.
The 2009 Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College student was unsure her ENTER score would be enough to secure a position in the course.
But being a country student and studying subjects related to the course pushed her over the line.
Madeleine also learnt about her offer via the
“I went on The Age website the other night. It took me a while to work it out, but it was pretty quick then,” she said.
“My family rushed into the room to find out.”
The double degree allows Madeleine to study two very different areas in the same course.
“I’m really interested in science so I can study zoology and biology, and in arts I really want to study creative writing and drama,” she said.
The 19-year-old will go straight to university this year.
She has applied to live in colleges, but is yet to find out if they will take her.
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