Widening Participation and Outreach


Widening Participation and Outreach

Widening Participation and Outreach (WPO) enables students from underrepresented backgrounds to access higher education. This includes students from:

  • Low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds
  • Rural and regional areas
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.

To achieve this aim, we offer an extensive pre-tertiary educational outreach program to build academic and cultural capacity, and we advocate for more inclusive equity related policy, admissions pathways and inclusive practices that helpfully support increased higher education access for the students, schools and communities we work with.

about us

About us

Discover what our aims are, who we work with how we enable students to succeed in higher education.

primary schools

Primary Schools

Find out how we’re encouraging curiosity, literacy development and a passion for lifelong learning in our youngest students.

high schools

High Schools

Discover how we work with high school students to help build both awareness and preparedness for university.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students on their academic journey and prepare them for success in tertiary studies.


Work with us: Student Leaders and Volunteers

Discover how to volunteer or become a student leader to facilitate key learning activities for Widening Participation and Outreach.



Our partners help us extend our reach, deliver key components of our program, and sustain our presence in metropolitan and regional areas. Discover who we work with and how they help us achieve our goals.

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Events & News

Find out what’s happening on campus and in the community or subscribe to our newsletter for more information.

support us

Support Us

Help us continue to make a difference to the lives of students under-represented in higher education by supporting our outreach program.