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  • Speech Pathology teams up with Compass to provide services to local schools[15 April 2014]

    Compass teams with Speech Pathology

    The Communication Disorders Treatment and Research Clinic (CDTRC) in partnership with Compass is sending fourth year Speech Pathology students from the Faculty of Health Sciences to low SES schools. More

  • Helping kids find their mark[7 April 2014]

    Make Your Mark logo

    NON-traditional university students in NSW and ACT will this morning find a new portal to help them negotiate the unfamiliar and often confusing landscape of higher education. More

  • Wingara Mura Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program Success![17 January 2014]

    Students at the Summer Program

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students from across Australia spent this week at the University of Sydney's inaugural Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program. More

  • Networks[17 December 2013]

    Students and academics

    The Social Inclusion Unit created the Widening Participation Scholars Network (a joint initiative with the Institute for Teaching and Learning) and the Schools Engagement Network to put into practice our commitment to promote widening participation in Higher Education. More

  • Volunteering to help students find their way to uni[26 November 2013]

    Compass volunteer with a student

    2013 has been a huge year for the Compass Volunteer Program. Since 2009 we have been recruiting uni students, staff and alumni to volunteer and help us deliver a range of programs to both primary and secondary school students at our partner schools across metropolitan Sydney. More

  • University of Sydney and Souths Cares project puts the spotlight on university education[1 November 2013]

    Souths Cares students

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from local high schools and the University of Sydney got a chance to experience life behind the scenes as filmmakers, producing a series of short films to promote better public health as part of the Framing Health project. More

  • A solidifying experience for the future...[24 September 2013]

    Students at the Smith Family Experience Day

    Students from as far away as Lithgow and Nowra woke up at 5am in order not to miss the 2013 Year 9 and 10 University Experience Day. More

  • Year 8 students 'Investig8' Uni[30 August 2013]

    Year 8 student at Compass INVESTIG8 UNI

    479 Year 8 students from Compass partner schools came to the Compass Year 8 INVESTIG8 UNI visit on August 21 to investigate their potential and the opportunities available at university. More

  • Talking foreign policy with Senator Carr[30 August 2013]

    Senator Carr with students

    The Sydney Centre for International Law (SCIL) hosted the Foreign Minister, Senator The Hon. Bob Carr for a talk and question and answer session on Australia's Foreign Policy before an audience that included school students from Compass partner schools. More

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students encouraged to AIME high[29 August 2013]

    ATSI students at the AIME core mentoring program on campus

    The 5th, 7th and 9th of August saw a total of 150 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students attend AIME's (Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience) Core mentoring program on campus at the University of Sydney. More

  • Looking inside to get ahead[28 August 2013]

    Year 12 Dubbo Senior College students

    Year 12 students from Dubbo Senior College took time off from preparing for HSC trial exams to come to the Compass program's 'Promote Yourself' workshop, which is designed to demystify the application process for early offer and undergraduate scholarship programs. More

  • University pre-service teachers reconnect with Year 10s[28 August 2013]

    Year 10 students in a study session

    Nearly 200 Year 10 students from six Compass partner high schools have had another session with University of Sydney pre-service teachers to learn about effective methods of self-directed study. More