Compass is the University of Sydney’s schools outreach program. We work with school students who are generally under-represented in higher education: Low Socio-Economic Status (Low SES), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and regional and remote students. Our primary goal is widening access and participation to higher education.

about us

About us

Find out about Compass, our objectives and who we work with.

primary schools

Primary Schools

Compass programs deliver foundational experiences which help shape students’ decisions about their future.

high schools

High Schools

Compass programs have a positive effect on students’ readiness to face the academic challenges they are likely to encounter in high school and university.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs

Compass offers a multi-layered approach to support the academic and personal preparation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students for higher education.



If you are student, academic or alumni of the University of Sydney you are welcome to apply to be a Compass Volunteer.

events and news

Events & News

What’s happening on-campus and subscribe to Compass news.

support us

Support Us

Direct your support to the University’s widening participation outreach programs.



See a selection of images and videos from our events and programs.