South Australian 2020 students welcome university offers

SUCCESS: More than 15,000 university offers have been made to students seeking higher education in the state. Photo: Shutterstock
SUCCESS: More than 15,000 university offers have been made to students seeking higher education in the state. Photo: Shutterstock

Thousands of South Australian students will watch their futures unfold today as university placement announcements arrive in email inboxes across the state.

A total of 15,755 offers are being made to students seeking higher education at one of the state's universities.

Together with offers made at the end of 2020, 13,871 students received a place in their first preference course.

The South Australian Tertiary Admissions Commission (SATAC) has been delivering offers to students from August 2020.

According to the state government, medicine and health, humanities, social sciences and religious studies, education and teaching, business and economics, and law and legal studies were the most popular courses with 2020 school leavers.

The main round of university course offers today follows TAFE placements made on January 8.

Education Minister John Gardner said efforts shown by year 12 students during 2020 was inspiring.

"Students at every South Australian school faced significant challenges, but our year 12 students led by example and went above and beyond to complete their SACE, crossing the finish line strong in unprecedented circumstances.

He urges them to remain determined and continue to reach for goals in their next phase of learning.

"To those who may not have gotten their first university preference, don't lose heart. Build on your efforts and resilience from 2020 and you'll go far," Minister Gardner said.

This story School-leavers cross the finish line first appeared on The Murray Valley Standard.