New students take first steps towards uni study

NEW students in CQUniversity's tertiary preparation course will head to the Gladstone Marina campus for their first lectures today.

The campus is welcoming 29 new term two students into the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) program, contributing to a total of more than 50 new and continuing STEPS students.

They are among more than 1600 STEPS students already enrolled for 2015 across CQUniversity's campuses and via distance education.

STEPS is a program that provides a pathway for people wanting to gain entry to higher education.

Head of program Chris Cook said the course gave students the essential skills required for academic success.

It can be studied by anyone interested in attending university, who for one reason or another may not meet the traditional entry requirements.

The program is also popular because it can be studied full-time or part-time, on-campus or online.

Anyone wanting to learn more about STEPS should contact CQUniversity or visit their nearest campus.