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Curtin opens the door to Shenton students

Eight Shenton College students have started their journey to university while still at school through the Curtin University Innovative Schools Scholars Program.

Enrolled in units this semester from creative writing to epidemiology, fine art to programming, the students have extended their learning in their chosen fields.

The staff at Curtin University welcomed our students and supported their enrolment at the Curtin Connect Student Hub at a special orientation event. Students met their professors, classmates and course advisers and took a tour of the campus.

The students, in Years 10 & 11, attend classes either on campus or online, participate in lectures and discussions, and complete all the assessment and learning requirements of the first year units they are studying. The students say the work is challenging and they enjoy the extension. The advice they give is that the key to managing university is to be organised and read ahead.

The Curtin Innovative Schools Scholars Program is a pilot program for 2019, offered to Shenton College through the Innovative Schools Consortium Partnership with the university.