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The University of Sydney's Compass - your way to higher education program encourages students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented to participate in higher education. Our programs work with both primary and high school students as we recognise that students with the ability to succeed in higher education come from all walks of life.
Since launching in 2009 Compass has engaged over 60,000 students, teachers and parents in their schools, communities and on campus.
Compass works with young people, their teachers and parents, to build the confidence and motivation to succeed through education and make informed decisions about their post-school options.
Our programs are divided into four stages: Discover (Year 3-6), Explore (Year 7-8), Inquire (Year 9-10) and Experience (Year 11-12). We also provide a range of enriched learning programs across all year levels that are designed to further develop skills, independence and participation.
You have most likely seen us walking around the uni in our bright yellow Compass t-shirts, running programs and events for primary and high school students from Sydney's South West and regional NSW. Well, we're back again in 2014 and we're kicking off with the recruitment of Compass volunteers.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students from across Australia spent this week at the University of Sydney's inaugural Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program.
This year sees the launch of our Compass Awards initiative, designed specifically to recognise students' motivation and commitment, and to encourage them on their journey to higher education.
Battling bullies, looking for love and zombies were the dominant themes at this year's annual Compass Showcase, where the student-produced short films made in the Compass Film Program are screened in the Great Hall.
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