School's in for summer

Surf's up and so too are undergraduate enrolments in the summer school at the Australian School of Business.

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Surf's up and so too are undergraduate enrolments in the summer school at UNSW's Australian School of Business.

This week more than 1200 students across 24 subjects will wind up their summer school studies - an increase of around 1000 enrolments on last year's program.

Research undertaken by the School in developing its suite of courses revealed students wanted the opportunity to fast track their degree, said Tyron Hayes, Senior Marketing Manager.

"Before launching our new Summer School subjects we surveyed our current students and asked if they wanted more courses, in what format and why?

"It was great to be able to offer our students what they wanted and to communicate it in a very relevant way," Tyron said.

Jared Simmons, 21, enrolled in two subjects to help fast-track his combined commerce and engineering degree.

"The usual program at UNSW is five and a half years, so this allows me to cut it down to five years."

Jared said his first summer school experience was a good one, "but it's more intense because it's a shorter semester", he told the Sydney Morning Herald.

Across the University, there was a 52 percent increase in enrolments compared to last year, making the 2009/10 summer program the most popular to date.

Media contact: Marie Kelly | 9385 5895 | 0408 256 381 | mariek@unsw.edu.au