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Head Start

Narrator: Hi there. Are you keen to get a taste of what uni is all about? 

Why wait until you’ve finished high school when you can get a taste of uni now with USQ’s Head Start program?!

If you show you’re the type of person with the commitment to study, then Head Start could help you to get on track for your future. 

You just need to maintain a B average and the benefits can roll from there... 

And even better, your first course is FREE! All you’ll need to buy are textbooks and study supplies.

So on your marks.... 

Ready... Set... You’re off and running and the others haven’t even started!... GO! GO! GO!

The first thing you’ll notice when you’re up and running is you’ll earn 2 QCE points per program - up to a max of 4! Not to mention academic credit that will count towards your degree... 

And around the bend, it’ll look great on your resume and on scholarship applications...

You’ll get a glimpse into your future career, and the finish line will come sooner. 

Remember, once you’re at uni, changing lanes is easy, so if you’re not 100% happy with the direction you chose, not to worry...

Jess: Because I did the Head Start Program I had sort of like a heads up was to how uni life would be, so it wasn't such a big transition from school to uni. It happened in year 10 , the Guidance Officer came round and gave us the option of the Head Start Program, told us about it and what not. So I took the flyers home and had a bit of a look and at the time I didn't know what I was going to do, and we had to choose subjects for Senior and I knew that I had to choose subjects that were relevant to what I wanted to do.

Narrator: Yep, the Head Start program gives you a big... urrr... head start. Not only now, but right through your career.

The Application process is as easy as filling out a form and sending us your latest report card. Your parents and school principal will need to give it the tick of approval too.

At the end of the day, a head start might look like a great advantage, but there’s no point tripping up on your other commitments... 

Talk to your school, talk to your parents... and talk to us! Our Student Relationship Officers always have your best interest at heart... 
...from when you start to when you finish your degree.