Raring to get on with it
FOR several Warwick teenagers February 20 marks the beginning of the rest of their lives.
In less than two weeks the 2011 high school graduates that accepted QTAC offers will be taking on university or full-time employment.
Assumption College 2011 school leader, Ben Tanskey will be juggling both when he moves away from home in the coming weeks.
Mr Tanskey will be commencing part-time study of a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in accounting and finance at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) while working full-time at Power Tynan accountants in Toowoomba.
Mr Tanskey said he was surprised with his final result.
"I was hoping for a five but was definitely stoked when I got a three, I was not expecting it."
Also leaving home is Warwick State High School's Sophie Gliori who will be moving to Brisbane to study a Bachelor of Creative Arts majoring in drama at Queensland University of Technology.
Miss Gliori is excited to make the move and see what a big city has to offer.
"I thought I'd pursue drama because I love it and at the end I can choose to study for an extra year to become a high school drama teacher if I want," she said.
Taylah Brackin, also a school leader at Assumption College, will be commuting to Toowoomba when she starts her Bachelor of Nursing at USQ.
Miss Brackin who was awarded a vice chancellors scholarship is excited and believes she has what it takes to be a nurse.
Linden's Top tips for moving to uni:
Pack lightly because you will only need half the stuff you think and you will always buy more when you are there.
Grab yourself a campus map, I was still referring to mine in third year.
Give yourselftime to settle in and make friends.