UNE fills in the gaps for deferred students

Published 08 September 2010

candyYoung people who’ve taken a gap year — or two — after finishing high school can get a first-hand taste of university life this weekend at the University of New England’s annual deferrals weekend.

On Saturday, September 11, following breakfast at Austin College and a welcome from UNE Vice Chancellor Prof Jim Barber, there will be opportunities to explore the campus and speak to representatives from each of UNE’s 10 academic schools.

The evening’s entertainment will include a barbecue and live music, before a shuttle bus heads to the colleges for a night in one of UNE’s renowned residences.

Sunday, September 12, will bring tours of the university’s sporting facilities and campus, as well as lunch at the historic Booloominbah homestead.

Participation in the weekend’s activities is absolutely free, including food and accommodation, and attendance is open to any student who has accepted an offer to study at UNE and deferred.