Stage 2 English students were treated to a guest lecture from Russell Schrale, General Manager of Strategic Marketing and Fundraising at Zoos SA. Stage 2 English begins with a unit analysing the strategies and techniques used in Advertising, and Russell explained how marketers use market segmentation to pinpoint target audiences, using real life examples from his experience.

Russell also discussed the psychology of marketing, and how companies are using data, including what students provide through social media, to target their demographics. It was certainly an eye-opening discussion.

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Russell Schrale with Year 12 University Senior College students


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Dr Lyrian Daniel with Michael Fotheringham

University Senior College Old Scholar Dr Lyrian Daniel (Class of 2005) – postdoctoral researcher, School of Architecture & Built Environment, The University of Adelaide, has won a Federal Minister’s Award for Early Career Housing Researcher. The award was presented to Lyrian by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute for the quality of her research, Material Deprivation: Housing affordability risk made real.

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Anita Zocchi

Anita Zocchi

The Council of University Senior College (USC) announced today the appointment of Anita Zocchi as the next Principal of USC commencing 1 July, 2017.  Anita is a highly respected leader who will bring a wealth of experience in education, management, governance and creative teaching to the USC community.

Anita’s career in education spans over 30 years in a variety of South Australian schools, where she has filled a number of senior leadership roles.  For the past six years, as the first female Principal of Adelaide High School, she has led with distinction and guided the school community through the rigorous Council of International School (CIS) accreditation process.  Of great importance to USC is her deep understanding of international education and the needs of a culturally diverse and highly aspirational student cohort.

Highly regarded as an educational thinker, Anita has been invited to national and international forums on a regular basis to speak on a range of topics including school innovation, improvement strategies, intercultural understanding and student leadership.  Above all else she has demonstrated a passion to bring together those elements of a school community that encourage every individual to become a positive, confident and creative global citizen.

After 12 years as Principal of University Senior College, Bob Holloway is retiring at the end of term 2 effective from Friday 23rd June 2017.  Bob has been instrumental in positioning USC at the forefront of senior secondary education in South Australia, redefining the way schools work with senior secondary students.

Bob was the driving force behind the major redevelopment of the Jordan Building, revitalising the northwest area of the University of Adelaide North Terrace campus. Improvements included the 2016 Ground Floor and Level Two refurbishments; Level Five upgrade in 2015 – a contemporary learning space for young people who aspire to a university pathway; and the 2014 USC Science Laboratories on Level One, supporting one of the largest cohorts of science students in this state.  Bob has continued to strengthen the mutually beneficial relationship USC has with the university through the Partner’s Pathway program – a pathway to the University of Adelaide, and important component to the long term agreement.

Bob Holloway says of his time at USC: “It has been a privilege to lead such a vibrant learning community and help establish a school that delivers an authentic transition pathway to university.  In particular, during my time at USC I have been grateful for the opportunity to work alongside such talented staff and connect with so many inspiring and optimistic young people.”

USC was founded sixteen years ago and since then more than 2000 students have graduated from the transition program and gone on to university.  Over 1300 of these have elected to study at the University of Adelaide and in the last four years USC has become one of the most significant feeder schools to the university sector in South Australia.

The USC Community look forward to welcoming Anita to University Senior College as she takes up this important leadership role.

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The South Australian Secondary Schools Constitutional Conventions Planning Group have selected USC Year 12 students, Charlotte Hillam and Brayden Roberts to attend the National Schools Constitutional Convention in Canberra from the 15th to 17th of March this year. Charlotte and Brayden attended the State Constitutional Student Convention held on the 27th October, 2016 with USC’s […]

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The greatest number of subject merits ever achieved in the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) was awarded at the annual SACE Merit Ceremony on Tuesday 7 February 2017. The event, which marked its 29th year at Government House, saw a total of 44 Merits  awarded to University Senior College students 27 students with the highest overall achievement were […]

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Council and Staff extend their congratulations to every member of the Class of 2016 for their outstanding and well deserved SACE results. Each and every student can feel very proud of their achievements. Dux of School was Son Cao (Sonny) Tran with an ATAR of 99.95 and Merits in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Research Project. Proximae […]

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University Senior College (USC) student, Sonny Tran is one of 2016’s high achievers, receiving the highest possible ATAR score of 99.95.  Sonny received subject merits for Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Research Project B plus an A grade for English Communications.  Sonny came to University Senior College in year 11 to complete his SACE, but he […]

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“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) By Mr Bob Holloway, USC Principal A number of members of the USC academic staff were engaged by the University of Adelaide during 2016 to serve as sessional lecturers in the School of Education. […]

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Presented by Lilly Deluca “Just Do It” The motivating, anti-procrastinating, wise words of Shia LaBeouf, or was it Lisa Temple… I can’t exactly recall. However, I can exactly recall sitting in that Napier lecture theatre, questioning myself, ‘Can I Do It?’ But now, standing up here tonight, sharing this address with all of you, my […]

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STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS 2016 In January this year we learnt that members of the graduating class of 2015 had distinguished themselves with outstanding results in the Stage 2 SACE examinations. Full details were posted on our website at the time.  Ninety percent of USC students (Class of 2015) received their first preference offer to university. A […]

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