Congratulations UQ Young Scholars

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Congratulations to Year 11 students Elke Howell  and Joshua Daly Manocchio who have been successful in their application to the University of  Queensland’s Young Scholars Program (YSP).  Places into the UQ YSP are highly sought after.  The program provides high achieving secondary school students with an opportunity to discover, learn and engage with UQ’s academic community and like-minded students from across Queensland and New South Wales. Designed to nurture and develop future leaders, the Program also presents students with a unique opportunity for academic extension and enrichment.

UQ Young Scholars are challenged to think critically about some of today’s major global issues and throughout their participation, are exposed to a wide range of potential study areas and career opportunities.  At the beginning of December, Elke and Joshua will experience a 5 day (4 night) residential camp at UQ’s St Lucia campus.  While on campus, students are housed in single rooms in one of UQ’s residential colleges. The Program is administered and supervised by University staff and student mentors.

Students will gain valuable insights into university life and fields of study they may not have encountered as part of the school curriculum. They will hear from leading thinkers and engage in discussions and collaborative forums in group settings. A range of social, sporting and cultural activities will complement the academic program.

We look forward to hearing from Elke and Joshua about their experience.

Mr Paul Haydock
Guidance Officer