Unexpected bonus at Study and Careers Expo

rachel-chipereThere was a surprise in store for Bachelor of Medical Science first year Rachel Chipere following the inaugural Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo in Adelaide (TSCEA).

She won a $2000 bursary and promptly paid off some her university fees.

The bursary is awarded by the TSCEA panel to a prospective tertiary student based on criteria such as academic background, equity issues, demographic and genuine need to start tertiary studies.

Ms Chipere is from a single-parent family that emigrated to Australia in 2009. Her passion is medicine and science and she plans to become a doctor. In the meantime she works at a retail store in the city to help fund her studies but says money is always tight.

“The award was so unexpected,” Ms Chipere said.

Flinders University is a sponsor of TSCEA, which began last year as an annual one-stop-shop for people wanting to explore tertiary studies, training and career options.

This year’s event is on Sunday 19 and Monday 20 June 2011 at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

Posted in
Corporate Engage News Students