Tertiary Preparation Program
Young adventurer’s next big quest
Alyssa has climbed the world’s highest peaks and is now facing her next big adventure.
The mountaineer enrolled in a Tertiary Preparation Program at the University of Southern Queensland with the goal of studying psychology.
She was the youngest Australian to summit the highest mountain in the world but describes her next step as just as exciting.
“I left school after completing Year 11 to pursue a full-time climbing career, which was the right decision for me at that time,” she said.
“I was able to climb some of the highest mountains around the world, including Mount Everest twice.
“Returning from my last expedition to Everest, I decided it was time to set the goal of returning to education.”
That goal led her to the University of Southern Queensland.
She enrolled in USQ’s Tertiary Preparation Program (TPP), the perfect base camp for those who have not completed Year 12 or have been away from studying for some time.