Volunteers learn about University of Sydney pathways and scholarships

4 November 2011

Compass volunteers work in schools to support literacy development and educational outcomes through homework support and follow-on sessions after campus visits. Volunteers also have an important role in making connections to higher education study as a real option. The connection that the university students and school students make through our programs is key to building aspiration.

Our volunteers are regularly asked by students about how to get into university and how much university costs. The answers to these questions are ever-changing, so we need to keep our volunteers up to date and recently hosted the first Compass Volunteer Information Session, covering university pathways and scholarships.

Over biscuits and lamingtons, volunteers heard the most up-to-date information about University of Sydney admissions and scholarships from University of Sydney Student Ambassadors Dom and Ebony (who is also a Compass Word Up volunteer). The morning was a great success and all who attended agreed that the information was valuable and would assist in their role as Compass volunteers.

Compass would like to thank Sue Lalor and the team at the Student Recruitment Unit for organising the session and we look forward to adding this to 2012 Compass volunteer training.