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

Careers Expos

The Careers Expo for 2020 that was scheduled to be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre in May has been cancelled due to COVID-19 public gathering restrictions. 

The annual Scotch College Combined Schools Careers Expo scheduled to be held in the Dickinson Centre on Wednesday 10 June 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 public gathering restrictions. 

University Information

The University of Western Australia

Students and parents are encouraged to visit the UWA website where they can find lots of FAQs with regard to the 2020 application process for students wishing to apply for courses at UWA commencing in 2021:

UWA Fogarty Scholarship Program

The UWA Fogarty Scholarship Program is enriching our community by investing in exceptional young people who use their skills, abilities and commitment to lead positive change in our community, State and nation. There are 10 scholarships on offer to Year 12 WA high school students and each scholarship is valued at $10,000.  Applications close in 24 May 2020.

Find out more:

Murdoch University 

The Murdoch University After School Program, Term 2 2020, offers Mathematics and Science primers for primary school students aged 10 and over, and will be offered online whilst the current COVID-19 restrictions apply. 

Please click here to read the Murdoch Mathematics and Science primers notice.

Monash University

Monash will be exhibiting in a virtual expo on 7 and 8 May. Students are also able to take virtual tours of Monash Spaces and a number of their Monash Information Evenings  are now webinars, so students can register for a session convenient for them.

Information for interstate students wishing to apply to Monash.

Year 12 HUB  with information for Year 12 students.

University Clinical Aptitude Test 

The University Clinical Aptitude Test is a compulsory test that students will have to sit in order to apply for some degrees in the fields of medicine or dentistry. Students thinking of applying to university in 2021 for a degree in one of those fields should check their entry requirements to see if the UCAT is necessary. Registrations will close on 11 May and the tests are taken between 1 and 31 July 2020. It costs $298 to sit the test ($198 concession fee).

To see which  Universities  require the UCAT ANZ test for applications, to register

UCAT & Undergraduate Pathways into Medicine Webinar

Due to high demand from teachers, students and parents, the free live Webinar is on again:

5 May 2020, from 6.00pm – 9.00pm (AEST) register here.

COVID-19 update on US and UK admissions 

The presentation will cover what we know has happened, what might still happen and our advice for students, parents and educators.

  • The impacts on exam timetables and requirements
  • The impacts on other elements of the application 
  • How to approach essay writing
  • The extracurriculars students should aim for during this time

To register go to:

The National Career Information Service

Flexible resources for Term 2 

With schools and communities still impacted by COVID-19 restrictions, many students have started Term 2 remotely. To help your students continue exploring their career options and opportunities, at school or at home, myfuture has compiled a list of online resources and printable guides to support educators, parents and students during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

Education Services Australia (ESA) – the company that manages myfuture – has also put together a range of free online resources for teachers and parents, to help support students' learning and wellbeing during this unprecedented time.

Government websites are also providing education-related COVID-19 updates, learning resources and support, and information for senior secondary students thinking about 2021 university entry is available on tertiary admission centre websites. 

Please click here to read the Academic Task Force Master Class and Tuition Class notice.

Mr. Peter Frusher
Careers Advisor