HUNTER students are one step closer to their dream jobs, after receiving offers to start the next chapter of their education at universities across the country.
Students had to wait until 9pm yesterday to receive their offers, which were published on the University Admissions Centre website.
Former Lambton High student Charlotte Mahony, 18, was offered a place at the University of Newcastle to study speech pathology, a decision inspired by seeing how much therapy had helped her older sister as a child and her grandmother after a stroke.
"I love that speech pathology helps such a wide range of patients, from young children with cleft palates and cleft lips to adults," she said.
Former Singleton High student Lindsay O'Connell, 18, fulfilled a childhood dream when she was offered a place to study for a combined Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) and Arts at the University of Newcastle.
"I've wanted to be an English teacher ever since I was eight years old and I enjoyed learning English so much at high school that I want to do it for the rest of my life," she said.
Former Merewether High student Callum Walker, 18, was offered a place to study physiotherapy at the University of Newcastle and hopes to go into medicine, a career he decided on in year 11 after originally working towards becoming an engineer.
"I was always interested in science and it's a good way to interact with and help people," he said.
Meanwhile the hard work of former Macquarie College student Charlotte Wylie, 18, paid off when she secured a place to study arts at the University of Sydney, which she plans to use as a springboard into a combined law degree.
"I enjoyed history and English and legal studies at school and thought becoming a lawyer would put me in a great position to advocate for change," she said.
"I can't wait to start university."
WHAT THEY SAID
Macquarie College, 18
Bachelor of Arts at The University of Sydney
I did my best so I’m happy. I’m hoping to transfer at the end of the year to a law/arts degree which was my first preference – my ATAR was still high enough to be able to do that.
Merewether High, 18
Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Newcastle
I’m happy I got into physio. I’ll look into the possibility of medicine in the future.
Singleton High, 18
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) and Bachelor of Arts at The University of Newcastle
It’s fantastic, I’m incredibly happy and excited. I’m speechless.
Lambton High, 18
Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) at The University of Newcastle
I feel really relieved. I was worried about not getting in because my biology score wasn’t as good as I hoped this year. I’m looking forward to starting the course.