Opinion article* published in The Newcastle Herald written by Professor Andrew ParfittDeputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the University of Newcastle.

FOR thousands of people, 9pm last Wednesday signalled the start of an exciting educational journey as the University of Newcastle offered more than 6700 places to study in 2014. These bring the total offers to date to over 8200, marking another year of strong demand from both school and non-school leavers.

Eighty per cent of the offers were made to students living in the Hunter, Central Coast and mid-north coast regions, signalling a strong commitment to regional growth and the continuation of our mission to offer high quality education across a range of disciplines.

There is good news too for those who may be still considering their future career options. There is time to secure a place at a world-class university (according to both the Times Higher Education World University and QS World University Rankings) with 85 degree programs still open for late round applications.

READ the full opinion piece in the Newcastle Herald.

* Opinion pieces represent the author’s views.