Regional programs

Our regional programs are an extension of outreach and inclusion between The University of Sydney and targeted regional communities. This project extends our reach into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander regional and remote communities, supporting our commitment to co-create innovative learning experiences and opportunities, leverage knowledge, expertise and best practice in order to maximise positive outcomes for the target cohort.

Our regional outreach in-school programs include Year 10 Preparation for Senior Study, Year 11 Smash Essay and Year 11 Thinking Ahead.

Project Impact in 2017

  • Six Roadshows in our Central West, Central Coast and South Coast Hubs. A total of 2200 student participated in these roadshows, with 337 of these students identified as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
  • A total of 75 students participated in an ASTAR subject selector app enrichment activity as part of the Shoalhaven Careers Expo.
  • 7 Principals from identified schools in NSW Regional areas were supported to attend the 'Leading Excellence' Principals Professional Learning Program.
  • 21 Deputy Principals and 14 Principals from 15 secondary schools and 60 teachers were in engaged by WPO as part of facilitated sessions at the EdTech CW conference which included a focus on digital literacy.
  • WPO partnered with Education and Training Out West to support and enable students from Dubbo to attend and participate in enrichment activities as a part of Life @ Sydney (5 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students) and Open Day ( 5 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students).

Regional Hub Expansion is funded by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Indigenous Strategy and Services and implemented by Widening Participation and Outreach with critical cross-faculty and professional service unit collaborative partnerships to co-create innovative learning experiences and opportunities, leverage knowledge, expertise and best practice to maximise positive outcomes for the target cohort.