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December 2012
Broken Hill High School Students Learn History and Create History   View Summary
11 December 2012
Willyama High School students help map the City of Sydney's historic sitesFollowing on from a series of visits to Broken Hill, last week the Department of History hosted a group of twenty Year 12 students from Willyama High School at the University of Sydney.
Celebrating 15 years of making a difference in Broken Hill   View Summary
6 December 2012
Photo celebrating 15 yearsThe University of Sydney, has celebrated 15 years of helping to improve the health and lives of people in far-west New South Wales with the opening of a new $1.8 million Clinical Simulation Building by federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek.
November 2012
Animating Dubbo   View Summary
22 November 2012
Stop motion animation at Dubbo Senior CollegeYear 11 students from the Dubbo Senior College have been highly animated the last few days, especially since participating in the first-regional Compass Stop Motion Animation program.
Social Inclusion and the English Department   View Summary
21 November 2012
Students visiting campusOver the last few weeks, the English department, with the assistance of the Social Inclusion Unit, organised three "campus visits" from partner schools in their widening participation programme.
Animation Workshop in Dubbo   View Summary
21 November 2012
Film and digital art workshop to be held in DubboJack McGrath, Lecturer in Film and Digital Art with Sydney College of the Arts, is hitting the road to work with staff and students at Dubbo Senior College for a 3 day workshop.
Students develop new scripts for Broken Hill's future   View Summary
21 November 2012
The desert surrounding Broken Hill has been used in films.The famously parched red desert surrounding Broken Hill has served as a giant outdoor film set for some of Australia's most iconic films, including Wake in Fright, Mad Max, and Priscilla: Queen of the Desert.
Looking back into Broken Hill History   View Summary
21 November 2012
Broken HillAssociate Professor Michael McDonnell and a few of his colleagues spent a week visiting Broken Hill with the aim of trying to put into a place a program of activities focused on the history of Broken Hill and nearby Aboriginal communities.
SULS regional road trip   View Summary
21 November 2012
SULS students27 students from the Sydney University Law Society and for the first time, students from other faculties, will be hitting the road to visit regional schools.
September 2012
Is pharmacy for me? Sydney Pharmacy Indigenous Camp   View Summary
13 September 2012
Sydney Pharmacy Indigenous Camp thumbnailSydPIC is a camp that incorporates pharmacy workshops, laboratory sessions and field trips that will give you a taste of university education and a career in pharmacy.
Scholarship opportunities at the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW   View Summary
13 September 2012
RAS Foundation thumnailThe RAS Foundation provides grants and scholarships to help rural Australians realise their potential through education, make a difference in their community and achieve their ambitions.
Successful Sydney University visit to Coona High   View Summary
13 September 2012
Coona High visit thumbnailProfessor Will Christie and Post Graduate Teaching Fellow Atilla Orel, both from Sydney University, visited Coonabarabran High School on Friday, 31 August to talk to students in HSC English courses.
August 2012
CONverge 2012   View Summary
28 August 2012
CONverge Concert 2012More than 90 students from three high schools were joined on stage on Monday by staff from Westpac for the annual CONverge Concert.
Inaugural Learning Week in Broken Hill   View Summary
23 August 2012
The inaugural Learning Week held in Broken HillIn June 2012, the inaugural Learning Week was held in Broken Hill in partnership with Broken Hill and Willyama High Schools.
Regional Students sign up for Honeywell Summer School of Engineering   View Summary
23 August 2012
Honeywell Engineering Summer School imageThe University of Sydney is pleased to host and offer scholarships to 5 regional Year 11 students who have registered for the Honeywell Engineering Summer School (HESS) this year.
Sleek Geeks go regional   View Summary
16 August 2012
Dr Karl and Adam Spencer the Sleek GeeksThe Sleek Geeks - Dr Karl Kruszelnicki and Adam Spencer - talked fascinating science with school students all over NSW at a special video conference on 8 August to celebrate National Science Week in NSW.
Building a bridge to uni: Thousands to benefit from new program   View Summary
2 August 2012
Bridges to Higher Education logoA bold $21 million initiative designed to reach over 100,000 school students and boost the participation rates in higher education from low socio-economic status communities, was unveiled today in Greater Western Sydney.
July 2012
Early offer scheme launched for promising students   View Summary
24 July 2012
E12 scheme thumbnailAre you a high school student passionate about a particular area of study and motivated to succeed, but worried your exam marks may not quite get you where you need to be?
Cat food, honey and seeds: Primary students doing research   View Summary
5 July 2012
Giving primary students a taste of life as a scientistGiving primary school students a taste of life as a scientist - that's what Associate Professor Dieter Hochuli is doing with a Widening Participation grant, in partnership with Annandale Primary School.
Helping students from low SES backgrounds to learn effectively   View Summary
5 July 2012
Dr Marcia Devlin thumbnailJoin Dr Marcia Devlin from Open Universities Australia for a presentation on ways of effectively teaching, and providing learning support to, students from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds.
Engineering a dream    View Summary
4 July 2012
Engineering a dream thumbnailThe educational dream of six Aboriginal students will see them return to the University of Sydney's Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies for a second in-depth workshop.
June 2012
School students experience history in a day   View Summary
28 June 2012
The Department of History in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences welcomed over 130 high school students yesterday for its 'History in a Day' outreach and social inclusion program.
Need to fund your great idea? Apply for a teaching and learning grant   View Summary
15 June 2012
If you have a great idea to enhance teaching and learning or broaden participation, consider submitting a grant application in July and coming to a preparatory workshop in June.
February 2012
Compass points west   View Summary
14 February 2012
The University of Sydney is joining forces with the University of Adelaide to encourage more children in Adelaide's northern primary schools to consider attending university.