Partnerships

Our various community partners help us to further extend our reach into disadvantaged communities, providing better access to higher education for students and equipping them to make more informed decisions about their futures. Each of our partner organisations play an integral role in brokering new partnerships with schools and assisting the University of Sydney to identify students who will benefit most from our existing outreach and widening participation program.

Community

The Smith Family
The University of Sydney has been working with The Smith Family since 2004. Through the Smith Family ‘Learning for Life’ program students from disadvantaged communities are encouraged to complete their high school journey through coaching academic skills. Each year The Smith Family nominates students to join us on campus to participate in a range of workshops.
Yothu Yindi Foundation
We work with the Yothu Yindi Foundation to further our outreach to regional and remote Aboriginal communities.
Education and Training Out West
Education and Training Out West work directly with students in Dubbo, supporting their transition from high school to university.

Education

The Seymour Centre
The Seymour Centre run shows and programs that feature in the curriculum so that students and teachers can watch and learn about the texts studied in the English syllabus.
The Sydney Story Factory 
We are working in collaboration with Sydney Story Factory to develop and deliver programs in the areas of storytelling and writing skills. Our aim is to work together to enhance our students' communication skills and facilitate the sharing and celebration of student stories, both personal and creative.
The Sydney Writers' Festival
We have partnered with the Sydney Writers' Festival in 2017 to provide opportunties for our students to attend the various workshops and activities offered via the festival.
Studiosity 
Studiosity is an online tutoring service that provides quick-response, personalised homework help and complements the delivery of our outreach programs with ongoing connectivity and support to students and their teachers. This tutoring service is free to students who attend one of our partner schools and/or identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, and have either applied for or been accepted into our WMBB programs.

Libraries

Public libraries
We are proud to be partnered with a number of libraries around Western and South Western Sydney. We will be running our Study Centres, Parent & Community Information evenings and HSCram events at the following libraries:


Students and families that attend our partners schools or schools local to each library are welcome to make use of the programs available in their area.

Fisher Library (The University of Sydney)
Our Fisher Library will also host one of our Study Centres. We encourage students from our partner schools and local government schools to attend.