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August 2013
Funds to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students Get Prepared for university   View Summary
16 August 2013
High school students filming in partnership between Souths Cares and the University of SydneyPersonalised homework and study assistance and careers information will support young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people interested in attending university, as part of the University of Sydney's Get Prepared program, which has recently received $1.35 million from the federal government.
Fairfield High School students take first prize in University of Sydney science program   View Summary
9 August 2013
Students presenting a projectI-Science, developed by staff members at the University's Faculty of Education and Social Work and funded by Compass, is a program in which pre-service teachers mentor year 8, 9 and 10 students on the topics of biology, physics and chemistry.
Strange Picnic goes a long way   View Summary
9 August 2013
Kogarah students producing Strange PicnicKogarah Intensive English Centre's animation project titled the Strange Picnic, part of Compass Stop Motion Animation program last year, has been featured by the NSW Department of Education and Communities and also used as a student resource.
July 2013
Kickstarting a love of learning for more students   View Summary
3 July 2013
High school students in Tamworth taking part in the Kickstart on the Road program.Ten projects across the University have received a total of $320,000 to encourage more students from diverse backgrounds to study at University and to support an inclusive and diverse learning environment.
Local students find their way to higher education at Broken Hill Learning Week 2013   View Summary
3 July 2013
Broken Hill students in classMore than 200 Broken Hill high school students will get a head start on their path to higher education at Broken Hill Learning Week, an innovative program run by the University of Sydney.
E12 website relaunched   View Summary
3 July 2013
E12 website relaunch eventFind out about some of the students who joined the University this year through our Early Offer Year 12 scheme (or E12).
Exploring the idea of university   View Summary
3 July 2013
Year 7 students at Exploe UniThroughout June, Compass program held its first Year 7 'Explore Uni' days with more than 300 students from Fairfield, Bass and Kogarah High Schools.
June 2013
The Dalai Lama speaks on education   View Summary
14 June 2013
Huda Kassim Mahnood of Bass High School meeting His Holiness the Dalai LamaWith his customary red robes enfolding him, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, spoke with great humour to a group of about 800 students at the Seymour Centre on Thursday 13 June.
Meeting His Holiness the Dalai Lama: "Education Matters"   View Summary
14 June 2013
Liverpool Girls and Boys High School students hear the Dalai Lama speak on Education Matters110 students and 8 teachers from Compass partner high schools had the opportunity of a lifetime on Thursday morning - to listen to His Holiness the Dalai Lama speak at a forum at the University of Sydney entitled "Education Matters".
Models of Achievement: Greater Western Sydney's role in tertiary education   View Summary
7 June 2013
The Australians from Greater Western Sydney who are participating in Models of Achievement.Models of Achievement is a new TV documentary series which showcases Australians from Greater Western Sydney who have changed their lives through higher education and are making some remarkable contributions to the country's future.
University pre-service teachers take time out of the classroom to inform and inspire Year 10s   View Summary
7 June 2013
Year 10 students participating in the "Preparation for Senior Study" programIn response to school consultation and feedback, Compass is piloting an extended version of the "Preparation for Senior Study" program in 2013.
Bass High School students seize chance meet PM   View Summary
3 June 2013
Bass High School students in the Q&A audienceStudents of Bass High School recently seized the opportunity to meet and question the Prime Minister Julia Gillard at the ABC studios for the 'Q&A' program, broadcast live nationally on 6 May.
May 2013
Year 11 & 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Experience Day - "A Place For Us"   View Summary
30 May 2013
Students at the Sea of Hands displayAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students joined a range of sessions at Experience Day, including HSC study skills, preparation of scholarship applications and an introduction to Access Sydney and the Cadigal Program.
Bridges to Higher Education brings Robotics to Dubbo classrooms   View Summary
30 May 2013
Dubbo teachers will have the opportunity to learn the basics of robotic programming using LEGO NXT Robots and LEGO Mindstorms software at a teacher-training workshop on Thursday 30 May.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school students dream big at the University of Sydney   View Summary
30 May 2013
Aboriginal students at Sea of Hands installationStar of the award-winning ABC TV series Redfern Now, Aaron McGrath, joined more than 200 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from 24 schools as they experienced a day in the life of a University of Sydney student this week.
Prime Minister announces major financial support for University linked Future Direction Network   View Summary
23 May 2013
Prime Minister Julia Gillard making the announcementPrime Minister Julia Gillard has announced a $500,000 grant to the support Future Direction Network (FDN) scholarships, founded by University of Sydney Business School alumnus and NSW Young Australian of the year, Corey Payne.
Compass and Souths Cares get working!   View Summary
13 May 2013
Chairman of the Rabbitohs Nick Pappas, University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence Last week, the University of Sydney welcomed the first cohort of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students to visit the University through its partnership with the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Planting seeds on the front lawn for tomorrow's students   View Summary
9 May 2013
Year 3 student at Compass's Discover University eventThe University of Sydney's iconic front lawns became a giant outdoor classroom for 700 eight- and nine-year-olds yesterday.
Blue Skies the Backdrop for Biggest Parents Visit   View Summary
6 May 2013
Parents of students from schools visiting the campus.The University of Sydney hosted 270 parents of students from schools as a part of the Bridges to Higher Education initiative, where they learned about the benefits of a university education, entry pathways to university and financial support.
April 2013
Tons of science experiments for budding scientists at Giant Science   View Summary
18 April 2013
Photo of student experiencing the Giant Science event.More than 360 students from Compass partner schools joined Giant Science on the 4th and 5th April to experience a biennial event hosted by the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.
Future Direction Network scholarship winner on track for a bright future   View Summary
9 April 2013
A photo of Lauren PearceAs a recipient of the inaugural Future Direction Network (FDN) scholarships, first-year Arts student Lauren Pearce's aspirations are on track to become a reality.
TV program helps children follow their dreams through to university   View Summary
2 April 2013
Annette Cairnduff and NRL star Corey Payne with children from Villawood East Primary SchoolA Bridges to Higher Education initiative, of which the University of Sydney is a partner, "Enquiring Minds" encourages seven to 12 year-olds to connect what they love doing now to their plans for the future.
March 2013
Record number of volunteers sign up   View Summary
13 March 2013
A photo of Sarah Fletcher signing up a volunteerStaff from the Compass Program were kept busy during "O-Week" this year recording contact details from 280 interested volunteers!
On the road again   View Summary
13 March 2013
Photo of students from Forbes High SchoolLast week the Social Inclusion Unit's work in regional NSW continued with a visit by Compass staff to Forbes High School, where they hosted workshops on senior study, scholarships and getting into university.
Coming to a television near you - Enquiring Minds TV Series   View Summary
11 March 2013
Enquiring Minds TV Series logoImagine turning your hobby and interest to a career. Imagine meeting the experts and getting first hand experience for things that you love. Imagine watching all that unfold on TV and getting the guidance to follow your childhood dream.
Teachers love to be students for the day   View Summary
11 March 2013
Teachers participating in the professional development programCompass' Film Program professional development sessions were held recently on February 14 and 19. A mix of new and returning teachers led to the production of some of the best one-day films yet in the program's four-year history.
Coming to a television near you - Enquiring Minds TV Series   View Summary
11 March 2013
Enquiring Minds TV Series logoImagine turning your hobby and interest to a career. Imagine meeting the experts and getting first hand experience for things that you love. Imagine watching all that unfold on TV and getting the guidance to follow your childhood dream.
Leading youth advocate Jan Owen to chair Higher Education think tank   View Summary
1 March 2013
Bridges to Higher Education Partners Advisory Group photoThe University of Sydney was pleased to host a welcome for the new chair of the Bridges to Higher Education Partners Advisory Group Jan Owen AM this week.
A Compass Family Reunion   View Summary
1 March 2013
Photo of Annette Cairnduff and Sally OwenThe success of the University of Sydney's schools engagement program inspired the University of Adelaide to launch its own Compass program in 2012. Last week two of its key staff members visited the University of Sydney.
February 2013
Compass finds its way to Dubbo   View Summary
27 February 2013
Students in Dubbo - photo courtesy of the Greens NSW MP John Kaye websiteThree hundred and forty students attended workshops presented by the University of Sydney's Compass program over two days in Dubbo.
Forbes finds Sydney   View Summary
26 February 2013
Forbes High School students with Compass volunteersLast week, 21 Year 12 students and two teachers from Forbes High School, visited the University of Sydney. The students stayed at Sancta Sophia College, one of the on campus residential colleges.
January 2013
E12 Students Welcomed at Special Info Day Lunch   View Summary
4 January 2013
E12 scheme assists students who were financially disadvantaged in schoolAnnounced by the University in 2012 to assist students who have been financially disadvantaged during their time at school, the E12 scheme enables school principals to nominate up to 10 students they believe show the potential to succeed at the University of Sydney.