Girton students pleased with first-round offers

THE nervous wait for students was finally over yesterday, with the release of 57,880 first-round tertiary offers.

This came after VTAC released around 11,500 domestic offers in early December last year.

Girton Grammar graduate Meray Mansour said she was  planning on studying dentistry at La Trobe University in Bendigo after receiving a first round offer.

“I couldn’t get on but my dad did and he called me and said ‘hello Dr Mansour’ and that is how I found out,” she said.

Miss Mansour said she had always been interested in health and had chosen to pursue dentistry on advice from her friends.

Fellow Girton Grammar graduate Cameron McNeil received a first round offer to study science at Melbourne University. He said he was always “quietly confident” he would get into the course since his ATAR score was higher than last year’s clearly-in score.

He said he hoped to live at college and was waiting on confirmation of a place at St Hilda’s College.

“I am looking forward to a change of routine and also to study something I am really interested in and want to pursue a career in,” he said.

Zak Kapakoulakis, from Girton Grammar, will also study science at Melbourne University said he fell in love with the subject when he was in year eight.

He said Melbourne University was the obvious choice considering its “prestigious” reputation. 

Second-round tertiary offers will be released on February 6. 

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