Events & Activities

To complement our work in schools and the community, Compass hosts a number of events on campus for students, teachers and parents.

TERM 2, 2016

Date

Program

Event

Description

Contact

18 March, 8 and 29 April, 6, 13 and 20 May

Act


Preparation for Senior Study

Year 10 students spend a day on campus attending workshops, conducted by University academics, designed to increase their preparedness for the HSC and university. In the extended program, University of Sydney student volunteers will visit schools each term to run small group activities with the Year 10 students.

Amy Bywater

1 June

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs

Year 8 & 9 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander 'Explore Uni' Day

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students experience what university for a day. Students take part in hands-on tutorials, presentations, demonstrations and practical sessions, speak to current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and tour the campus.


Josie Wilson

9 June

Experience

Year 8 'Investig8 Uni' Day

The 'Investig8 Uni' allows Year 8 students to explore their individual interests in two self-selected 45 minute workshops.  This day helps students to begin to identify links between these activities, higher education study and career options.

Josie Wilson

23 June

 

Information Night

Supporting Your Child's Transition to Senior Study and University

This event assists year 10, 11 and 12 students, their parents and community to navigate subject selection and provides an introduction to the processes and requirements involved with applying to University.
Attendees will gain a better understanding and awareness of:
-    subject selection and prerequisites
-    ATAR scaling and university entrance
-    career pathways
-    university transition
-    UAC
-    University of Sydney support services

Dorothy Tran

Term 3

Date

Program

Event

Description

Contact

3-8 July

Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu

Bunga Barrabugu Winter Program

This program provides the opportunity to experience university life, understand enrolment opportunities, including scholarship applications and faculties/courses, and learn financial planning skills. Students will understand the importance of study and lifelong learning. They will also create valuable and memorable peer to peer support opportunities with current University students.

Josie Wilson

26 July

Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu

Making Tomorrow Forum

All over Australia, there are people working in schools to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to ‘make their tomorrow’ through success in education. The Making Tomorrow Forum brings those people together to share skills, knowledge, techniques and information. Attendees will share their success stories, challenges and learn from peers and experts in the field. As well, Making Tomorrow will provide you with up-to-date information about pathways, access programs and support services to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enter university.

Josie Wilson

7 September


Year 6 Discover Uni

Discover Uni introduces Year 6 students to the University of Sydney campus. The day is designed to opens up links with subject based learning at high school and links to degrees and careers in higher education.

Part of this day is also about celebrating students’ transitioning to high school and incorporating the University as part of their future educational journey.

Parents are also invited to attend this day and travel with their children.

Dorothy Tran

28-29 September

 

'Life@Sydney'

Life at Sydney provides an opportunity for Year 11 students to take part in lectures and tutorials, presentations, try out different subject areas and learn about a variety of industries.

Josie Wilson

TERM 1, 2017

Date

Program

Event

Description

Contact

15-20 January

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs

Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program

The Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program is a practical on campus engagement program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 9, 10, 11 and 12 who are considering studies beyond high school.

Josie Wilson