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Uni access for drought-affected students

07 Sep 2018

WITH 100 per cent of NSW now in drought, the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) is getting behind drought-affected students to help them access opportunities for higher education.

Educational Access Schemes (EAS) allow applicants to claim for disadvantages such as excessive family responsibilities, severe family disruption and financial hardship, potentially increasing their chances of receiving a university offer.

‘We understand that students in drought-stricken areas are under extra pressure, some of them working long hours on farms before and after school,’ says Kim Paino, UAC’s General Manager of Marketing and Engagement. ‘We want to make sure these students have the chance to pursue their educational aspirations.’

UAC would like to encourage students who are feeling the strain of the drought to apply for EAS.

Students who attend schools in regional and remote areas are automatically eligible for EAS consideration and will receive notification from UAC after they apply for study.

For more information about EAS, visit our website.

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For further information (media only) email or contact:    
Raquel Tracy
, Communications Officer, UAC on (02) 9752 0775    
Kim Paino, General Manager, Marketing and Engagement, UAC on (02) 9752 0760 or 0409 155 112.

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