Regional and Remote

Compass currently coordinates a number of targeted programs in Dubbo, Parkes, Forbes, Gilgandra and Broken Hill to assist students, build confidence and motivation, realise their potential for higher education and to understand the opportunities provided by tertiary study.

Our programs include:

  • Broken Hill Learning Week takes place in June every year and involves a week of activities for high school students, their teachers, parents and families in Broken Hill and surrounding areas. Compass works with the Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health and local high schools to design the program. This year will aim to include a range of general and subject specific activities for students, professional learning for teachers, and a community evening event.
  • Occupational Therapy program places 3rd year Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Occupational Therapy (OT) students from the University of Sydney into targeted schools.
  • Kick-start science workshops are aimed at HSC science students and teachers. These workshops are designed to meet the demand expressed by science teachers in response to changes to the NSW HSC Science syllabus and give HSC students a chance to do experiments and demonstrations of key ideas in the syllabus that are difficult to do in the classroom.
  • Theatre in Education tour of "Onwards & Upwards" which explores challenges associated with post-secondary study.
  • HSC English with academics from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
  • Preparation for Senior Study & Scholarship preparation workshops to encourage and support their progression to tertiary study and identify their leadership skills, an essential component for writing scholarship applications.
  • Student volunteers from the Sydney University Law Society visit Compass partner schools to encourage regional high school students to consider university as a future option.

The Bridges to Higher Education initiative also has a Rural Remote Project Group.

For further information or to discuss how we can partner with your school community, please contact .

For information about courses and studying at Sydney University please visit the University's Future Students page, and for information about scholarships please see the Scholarships Office.