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Bulldogs star shows local students the path to university


8 May 2012

Rugby league star Corey Payne (centre): "University study is open to everyone."
Rugby league star Corey Payne (centre): "University study is open to everyone."

Star Bulldogs Rugby League player Corey Payne will encourage young people in Sydney's south-western suburbs to take on university at a free event this Wednesday 9 May at Revesby Workers' Club.

The Your Path to Sydney Uni event will give high school students and their parents a chance to meet current University of Sydney students from the area, including Corey Payne, and ask questions about applying to the University, scholarships, costs, and admissions requirements.

"University study is open to everyone," says Payne, who is currently studying a Master of Commerce at the University while also leading the Future Direction Network (FDN), which encourages young people in south-western Sydney to consider tertiary education.

"Further study is something that can be achieved no matter where you come from, what your background is, how much money you've got, whether your parents went to university or not," he says.

"You don't have to go to university to be successful, but what university presents you is an opportunity you just don't get anywhere else."

"The opportunities that the University of Sydney has given to me are fantastic, second to none. I've been able to take many of them and turn them into really positive things for myself and for FDN."

Along with talks by current students, guests at the event will be able to visit stalls set up by the University's 16 different faculties and the student union to find out about different courses available, what scholarships the university offers and how to apply for them, and get a sense of what university life is like.


Event details

What: Your Path to Sydney Uni information evening 

When: 6.30 to 8.30pm, Wednesday 9 May

Where: The Whitlam Room, Revesby Workers' Club, 2B Brett St, Revesby

Cost: Free, bookings required as places are limited

 

For more information, contact the University of Sydney future students helpline on 1300 362 006 or future.students@sydney.edu.au.

 

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Media enquiries: Katie Szittner, 02 9351 2261, 0478 316 809, katie.szitter@sydney.edu.au