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  • Speech Pathology teams up with Compass to provide services to local schools[11 April 2014]

    Compass teams with Speech Pathology

    The Communication Disorders Treatment and Research Clinic (CDTRC) in partnership with Compass is sending fourth year Speech Pathology students from the Faculty of Health Sciences to low SES schools. More

  • Helping kids find their mark[7 April 2014]

    Make your mark logo

    NON-traditional university students in NSW and ACT will this morning find a new portal to help them negotiate the unfamiliar and often confusing landscape of higher education. More


  • Giant Science: a big day out for Year 6[3 April 2013]

    Year 6 students at Giant Science

    It was a big day out for 551 primary school students and 29 teachers from 12 schools who came to the University for GIANT SCIENCE this week. More

  • Rozelle campus inspires animation and film teachers[18 March 2014]

    Jack McGrath with students

    Over two days in February, the Sydney College of the Arts hosted 23 teachers from 10 primary and secondary schools to prepare them to run their own stop motion animation and filmmaking program later this year. More

  • New Opportunities to Volunteer with Compass in 2014[12 February 2014]

    Compass volunteers

    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. More

  • Wingara Mura Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program Success![17 January 2014]

    Students at the Summer Program

    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. More

  • Compass Awards 2013: recognising student achievement and aspiration[17 December 2013]

    Compass staff with student

    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. More

  • Move over Harry Potter![13 December 2013]

    A student and a Compass volunteer sit down for a lunch break chat

    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. More

  • Getting legal with Regional Schools[5 December 2013]

    Compass volunteers with regional students

    Last week saw 36 Sydney University Law Society student volunteers visit Compass partner schools in Dubbo and Forbes to encourage regional high school students to consider university as a future option. More

  • Demystifying Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Year 9 Inquiry (STEM) Day[28 November 2013]

    Dr Karl with students from Moorebank High School

    Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are not the most popular of subjects for high school students but are the focus of the Year 9 Inquiry Day (STEM), a whole day on campus in which students interested in STEM get the opportunity to find out exactly what opportunities exist for them. More

  • Volunteering to help students find their way to uni[26 November 2013]

    Compass volunteer with a student

    2013 has been a huge year for the Compass Volunteer Program. Since 2009 we have been recruiting uni students, staff and alumni to volunteer and help us deliver a range of programs to both primary and secondary school students at our partner schools across metropolitan Sydney. More

  • The 13 Storey Treehouse: An unforgettable adventure[14 November 2013]

    Students and The 13 Storey Treehouse

    More than 730 students from 12 Compass partner primary schools joined Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton at the Seymour Centre for a wacky adventure in their 13 Storey Treehouse. More

  • PROMOTE YOURSELF: E12 & Scholarship application writing support[5 November 2013]

    Year 12 students at Promote Yourself

    Many students are hesitant about promoting their own accomplishments. Compass staff ran a two-hour workshop with Year 12 students and careers advisers designed to help students prepare answers to E12 application questions and other merit scholarship applications. More

  • University of Sydney and Souths Cares project puts the spotlight on university education[1 November 2013]

    Souths Cares High Schools students enjoying their work

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from local high schools and the University of Sydney got a chance to experience life behind the scenes as filmmakers, producing a series of short films to promote better public health as part of the Framing Health project. More