The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Careers Information

University Information

Notre Dame University Fremantle

Parent Information Evening

Wednesday 7 March 2018

6.00pm presentation, refreshments served from 5.45pm

Drill Hall (ND25), The University of Notre Dame Australia, corner of Mouat Street & Croke Street, Fremantle

Presenters and a panel of current students will discuss and answer questions about Notre Dame's unique admissions process, the programs on offer, recommended subjects, alternative pathways, and how your son can best prepare for the transition from High School to University.

Guest speaker, Notre Dame's Careers Officer, will also share some tips about how to engage in meaningful conversations around careers with your son and how a Notre Dame degree will prepare your son for the future of work.

Discover why this national university in Fremantle's West End is one of the highest rated universities in Australia by students and employers alike.

To RSVP for this event, please go to For further information please email or call (08) 9433 0533.

Medicine Information Session - Sunday 25 March 2018, 10.45am

Prospective students and their families to attend Notre Dame's Medicine Information Session. Information about the Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Pre-Medicine Certificate (PMC) will be discussed including the application and selection process, course structure, and important dates and deadlines.

For registration to any of these events, please visit

The University of Western Australia

Year 10 - 11 Course Information Evening

Monday 19 March

Alexander Lecture Theatre

Making high school less stressful for everyone

Free information sessions to give you a head-start on making your Year 10 or 11 experience a positive one... even if you are not sure if university's the right pathway for your future goals.

Find out more about:

• UWA's courses and entry requirements;

• Maximising your ATAR

• How to keep your options open when selecting your upper-school subjects; and

• On-campus activities and events we offer for Year 10 and 11 students.

You can also talk directly to Faculty-specialists about your specific interest areas.

Register now

Year 12 Course Information Evening

Monday 19 March Alexander Lecture Theatre

Make the most of your WACE results and reach your goals

For many Year 12 students and their parents, applying for university can be a daunting process.

A free information session will provide advice on UWA courses, admission requirements and flag key dates for 2018. Our Future Students team will be available to answer your questions after the presentation.

The Faculty Expo is an excellent opportunity to talk directly to Faculty-specialists about your specific interest areas.

Register now

University of Melbourne will be conducting an Information Day for interstate students and their families at our Parkville campus on Monday 16 April from 8:30am.

Rather than focusing on course information readily available on our website, this event looks specifically at the Melbourne experience for interstate students.

The programme includes information about the application process, scholarship opportunities, student services, accommodation options and financial assistance. They will also have the chance to ask current interstate students about their experiences and hear how they managed the transition to Melbourne and experience what it's like to live in one of our Residential Colleges with lunch in a college dining hall as well as a college tour.

When the main programme finishes at 3.30pm participants can also opt to stay on for extra tours of our Residential Colleges or the Victorian College of the Arts at the beautiful Southbank Campus.

Date: Monday 16 April 2018

Location: University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010



UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships

The UWA Fogarty Programme is one of Australia's premier scholarship programs, recognising 10 young people who demonstrate a wide range of positive attributes.

Through provision of holistic support and an award of $10,000 per year, the UWA Fogarty Scholarship will assist in tuition, accommodation and general living expenses while students complete their UWA undergraduate degree. Applications close 30 April 2018.

ANU Tuckwell Scholarship

This scholarship provides significant financial support for students planning to study at ANU in the future. It is awarded based on a number of criteria, including high academic performance. You can attend a webinar to understand more about the scholarship before applying.

More details -

Attend a webinar to learn more about the Tuckwell Scholarship Programme at ANU. You will get to hear from a current Scholar about their experience of applying, as well as their perspectives on life and study at ANU in Canberra. The next webinar is on Tuesday, 6 March.

Register to attend

UK Universities and Colleges

UCAS is the organisation that processes all full-time applications to UK universities and colleges. It is there to support you - as well as your son or daughter - through every step of the application process. UCAS sends all applicants a monthly newsletter, full of useful information, reminders, advice and competitions. But did you know you can access information from UCAS too?

You can sign up to monthly parent newsletters quickly and simply online. They're completely FREE and contain timely information and advice about your son or daughter's journey to higher education and what you can do to support them.

For further information about the UCAS process, take a look at the advice for parents on

US Colleges & Universities

Wesley College will be hosting an information evening, on Monday 19 March 2018, for students who want to learn more about how to apply to US Colleges, and specifically NCAA applications. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend. Please pass this booking link on to your colleagues, interested students and their parents, to secure a seat.

The venue is the Goatcher Auditorium, Wesley College, Angelo Street, South Perth. The programme is below.


Welcome and Introductions: Mary Henry, Director of Community Relations, Wesley College and Rachel Cooke, US Consul General


Study in the USA An introduction presented by Sarah O'Reilly

EducationUSA Coordinator, US Consulate General, Sydney


How to play College Sports in the USA. Student athlete requirements and essential subject selections presented by Ashley Thornburg, Associate Director, NCAA Eligibility Centre


Q&A with Sarah, Ashley and Lee from EducationUSA Perth

Mr Peter Frusher
Careers Adviser