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  • Pave the Way raises over $900,000 in 24 hours[18 September 2014]

    Pave the Way

    The University of Sydney community came together to support two important causes: Compass and medical research. We are thrilled to report that within just 24 hours we raised $932,964.90 through 1058 donors. More

  • Year 8 Investig8 Uni[11 September 2014]

    Year 8 Investig8 Uni

    Building apps, dissecting molluscs, investigating crime: these were just some of the activities on offer for more than 550 Year 8 students at last week's Compass Investig8 Uni. More

  • Why Bridges is working[4 September 2014]

    Bridges logo

    The Bridges to Higher Education partnership is well on its way to achieving its desired outcomes, with 90% of students saying they feel better prepared for university as a result of Bridges. More

  • Building bridges between parents and the University[7 August 2014]

    Parents visit campus

    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. More

  • Bunga Barrabugu Winter School 'ridiculously beneficial'[4 August 2014]

    Bunga Barrabugu Winter Program students and volunteers

    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. More

  • The play's the thing: Compass partner schools get the Hamlet Experience[28 July 2014]

    Hamlet, as presented by theatre company Sport for Jove

    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. More

  • Making Tomorrow: The Bunga Barrabugu Winter Program[17 July 2014]

    Bunga Barrabugu Winter Program students and volunteers

    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. More

  • Going out to the Silver City...[30 June 2014]

    Compass at Broken Hill

    Last week, the Compass team travelled west to work with staff and students from Willyama, Broken Hill and Menindee High schools on Broken Hill Learning Week. More

  • Putting Health in the Frame[30 June 2014]

    Framing Health

    Through the Framing Health project, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from local high schools are given the resources and mentoring necessary to write, direct and produce a series of short films to promote better community health. More

  • Tomorrow's scientists partner with University to solve complex problems[24 June 2014]

    Students participating in iScience program

    The University of Sydney understands that the importance of STEM fields to Australia's future cannot be overstated. It is to this end that the University of Sydney conducts iScience: a program that encourages promising young scientists from schools around Sydney to ask big questions of the world in which they live. More

  • Reflections on Volunteering: Classroom Facilitators help Year 3 students to 'Discover Uni'[20 June 2014]

    Compass volunteers with students

    This year, 21 University student CAF volunteers supported Compass to deliver 19 'Discover Uni' Post Visit Lessons to more than 580 Year 3 students at 11 Primary schools across Sydney. We asked some of our volunteers about their CAF volunteering experience and this is what they said. More

  • Bridges to Higher Education Parents Campus Visits in 2014[19 June 2014]

    Parents campus visit

    Come and experience university for yourself so you can better support your child. More

  • From Campus to Classroom with Compass volunteers[16 June 2014]

    Year 10 students

    The Compass Preparation for Senior Study program provides Year 10 students with a tool kit of skills to extend and reinforce positive study habits. More

  • No Stopping Centipede's Claymation Project[6 June 2014]

    Centipede claymation project

    Seventeen students from Centipede, the Out-Of-School-Hours (OOSH) child-care program at Glebe Public School, have been attending stop motion animation (SMA) workshops. Convened by Sydney College of the Arts academic Jack McGrath. More

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school students explore uni life[29 May 2014]

    South Sydney High School Students on campus at the University of Sydney

    As part of Reconciliation Week 2014, more than 280 year seven and eight students visited the University of Sydney to experience a day at university. Now in their seventh year, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students' Explore Uni event is designed to contribute to the conversations around post-school options and higher education. More