‘PRIVILEGE cards’ for Deakin University medical school students aim to help them fall in love with Warrnambool.
The Warrnambool City Council, in conjunction with Deakin University and local businesses, is producing the cards to be used by students studying at the upgraded clinical school this year.
The card entitles the user to a range of incentives to shop in participating stores and receive special deals, discounts and offers.
Deakin clinical school administration co-ordinator Cara English said the students were grateful to receive the cards but it also gave local businesses an opportunity to promote themselves.
“These students are in their seventh and eighth year of study, which is quite taxing financially. They are grateful for assistance and any benefits are great,” Ms English said.
The state-of-the-art facility at Warrnambool Base Hospital will have 20 new students enrolled this year, raising the number studying medicine in the city to 40.
Council business support manager Tanya Egan said the cards were a chance to make students aware of what’s around.
“We hope it will help them consider working in the area,” Mrs Egan said.
Businesses wishing to be a part of the promotion can contact council’s Steven Brentnall on 5559 4849.