Parents explore pathways to university through Compass

Choosing the right Higher Education pathway will be one of the biggest decisions your child makes. It can be both exciting and daunting, and it will potentially impact the rest of their lives. But they don’t have to make this decision alone.

You and Compass

We know you have an enormous influence on the decisions your child will make about his or her education and career. Your perceptions and experiences of education and work have a real impact on your child from an early age.

Some parents feel that higher education is too expensive or impractical. They may also believe that it can be too hard to get into university - or just find the whole area too intimidating and confusing. One of the questions that parents think about, is University for my child?

Take the opportunity to explore the range of free resources and activities available for use at and our Parent's Booklet.

Compass also provides many opportunities for parents to come and visit the University of Sydney. Our friendly Compass staff will gladly answer any questions you may have. Please come and join us for:

Your child and Compass

We work with your school to bring the resources of the University into the classroom. You may know that your child attends one of Compass partner schools.

Students involved in Compass will enjoy a range of exciting and educational activities and projects in their schools and at the University of Sydney, where they will meet and interact with the University's staff and students. They will know who we are (we are the smiling faces in the yellow t-shirts)!