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Don’t stress over Uni offers

WITH the release of the first of the main round of university offers on Wednesday night, headspace, the youth mental health organisation, have a message: It's not the end of the world.

Gen Smith, a work and study specialist from eheadspace, the organisation's online sector, said that young people should feel relieved that there are other options out there and to keep in mind that this is only the first of the main round offers.

"So many young people have got all their hopes on these results and so much pressure from parents, teachers and friends: but it's not the be-all and end-all," she said.

"It is a very stressful time of year. If people are feeling that they are experiencing pressure or stress, they can log on to eheadspace."

Principal of Evans River K-12 School, Rob Walker, said he absolutely agreed with this notion.

"There are so many opportunities for anyone who's moving on from school. For some of them university is the preferred option, (and then there's) a whole range of other training and work opportunities," he said.

The senior manager of student services at Southern Cross University, Fiona Wright, said there's more than one option for those who may have missed out on their first preference.

"The first one is to perhaps look at is the same course but at a different university."

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