Regional hub

The Regional Hub project is 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.

Preparation for senior study

This program is designed to develop strong study habits in preparation for senior years of high school and increase student preparedness for the HSC and university.

It is a two-phase program:

Session 1 – students attend Mathematics Preparation, English Preparation and General Study skills workshops at the University of Sydney, conducted by University academics and Widening Participation and Outreach staff.

Session 2 - University of Sydney student volunteers studying Secondary English Education develop follow-up literacy activities as part of their coursework and visit schools to deliver to small groups of Year 10 students. During the school visit, high-school students also have an opportunity to discuss and ask questions about higher education and the university experience.

As a result of the program, students will show improvements in:

  • understanding the importance of organised self-directed study in senior years as an essential pathway to higher education
  • implementing their own effective strategies for time management
  • exam preparation, specifically for English and Mathematics

Thinking Ahead

This in-school workshop analyses the criteria for university scholarships and alternative pathways, and develops Year 11 students' understanding of the value of extracurricular involvement. Students learn how to identify and write persuasively about their leadership skills, personal qualities and attributes. This workshop is delivered as a package with the Smash Essay writing workshop.

Promote yourself

A scaffolded scholarship application-writing workshop for Year 12 students to practice writing persuasively and effectively about themselves and specifically addresses questions in the University of Sydney’s E12 Early Offer and Cadigal Alternative Entry applications.

As a result of the program, students will show improvements in:

  • understanding the work required in accessing information and applying for scholarships
  • identifying scholarship criteria within the E12 Early Offer Program and Cadigal Alternative Entry Pathway applications
  • processing constructive criticism, advice and feedback on their writing ability