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The University of Sydney's Compass - your way to higher education program recognises that students with the ability to succeed in higher education come from all walks of life. Compass seeks to address the under-representation in higher education of students from low socio-economic backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and regional students.
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.
Last week, Bridges to Higher Education, in conjunction with Compass and The University of Sydney, hosted the Make Your Mark Parents and Community Information Day.
In preparation for their final exams and making big decisions about the future, more than 40 Year 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students took part in the Bunga Barrabugu Winter Program at the University of Sydney in July.
For Year 12 students, Term 3 brings with it the high pressure and high stakes of HSC trials. Students from Compass partner schools Condell Park and Marrickville High Schools gained an edge in June by attending The Hamlet Experience, part of the Seymour Centre's HSC Symposium Series.
Last week, the University of Sydney hosted the new Bunga Barrabugu Winter Program, which supports and encourages Indigenous students with a week of academic and cultural enrichment workshops and off-site excursions.
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