Scaling no barrier to student’s success

UTS Insearch Diploma of Business graduate Rachel Luscombe.
UTS Insearch Diploma of Business graduate Rachel Luscombe.

When Croydon Park resident Rachel Luscombe’s HSC marks were scaled down she felt disappointed. However, she still wanted to achieve a distinction at university. Her HSC disappointment led her to look at her options.

“I spent all day on the phone to different universities finding out ways to get into different courses. Some universities really did not want to speak to me. However, others like UTS were interested and took time going through what I needed to know. I found out about UTS Insearch when I was on the phone to UTS,” Rachel said.

“The man on the phone gave me the number when I said I had not previously contacted them. I found that UTS Insearch admits students based on their HSC marks, not their Australian Tertiary Admissions Ranking (ATAR), which was great news considering that my marks were fantastic but my ATAR was scaled down. I loved the learning structure and the facilities they had available as well as the location.

“My goal was to just get one distinction - I was able to get a distinction for six of my subjects and a high distinction for one. This put me onto a great foundation for starting my second year at UTS and has allowed me to extend myself and challenge what I know during work.”

Rachel has one semester left of her UTS Bachelor of Business and will soon take on a more senior role at her current workplace - Jones Lang LaSalle - a commercial property company.

“I believe that UTS and UTS Insearch provided me with a fantastic foundation on which to build a world of knowledge and experience within the marketing industry,” Rachel said.

“I would love to be the person that comes up with a revolutionary product that changes the world but unfortunately these can’t exactly be planned. Inspiration comes from in-the-moment thinking and actions,” she said.