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High school activities

School visits, campus tours and careers markets

Receive advice from our friendly student ambassadors, get involved in faculty-specific activities, and discover what facilities our University campuses have to offer.

School visits

Our student ambassadors visit schools to provide advice on all aspects of university including courses, global exchange opportunities, transferring and deferring, and other topics to help students make an informed decision. 

School visits include a 35 minute presentation followed by a five minute Q&A session, and we can tailor the presentation to meet your specific needs.

The following specialist presentations are available on request:

  • scholarships
  • onshore international students
  • admission pathways.

Book a school visit.

Campus tours

Join our student ambassadors for a tour of our Camperdown/Darlington campus. Get an inside look at Australia’s oldest university and receive the answers to any questions you have about university.

Tours start underneath the Quadrangle Clocktower and cover many of the key features on campus. A typical campus tour is 2 hours in duration, comprising a 1 hour tour of the campus and facilities, and a 1 hour University presentation.

Book a campus tour. We also have campus tours available for individuals and the general public.

Careers markets

We regularly attend high school careers markets throughout the year. 

Invite us to your careers market.

Discipline-specific activities

The Sydney Institute of Agriculture offers five hands-on workshops, including an insight into why chocolate is so delicious! These are available to students from all years (groups of 10–30).

Visit the Tin Sheds Gallery and join in the exploration of new ideas, research, debate and spatial experimentation and innovation.

Visit the SCA Galleries to see a range of challenging and innovative contemporary art exhibitions and events.

We also invite art students and teachers from all regions to engage with us through our hands-on masterclasses and art talks delivered by our academics.

If you are interested in having the Sydney College of the Arts visit your art class, please contact us.

Museum visits

In 2020, we'll be opening the new Chau Chak Wing Museum. In the meantime, students of all ages can visit the Nicholson Museum, the largest antiquities museum in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Tours (for up to 20 students) can also be booked for the Shellshear Museum, Australia’s only museum dedicated to physical anthropology. The exhibits include skeletons of humans, primates and other species, offering a great chance to study human evolution and anatomy.

Languages at Sydney: Go Global 2020

Whether students want to continue with a language or learn one from scratch, this event in 2020 will give you a taste of the programs and languages that the University of Sydney has to offer.

Teacher Education Personal Statement Workshop

We host a workshop to assist you with preparing your personal statement to study one of our undergraduate education degrees (excluding early childhood).

The Faculty of Engineering offers workshops, programs and information nights as well as work experience placements for high school students throughout the year. 

The Faculty of Medicine and Health welcomes high school students from all regions to engage with us on campus through activities run by our team.

You can experience an insight into the different roles that health professionals play, with a taste of some of our allied health programs as well as nursing and medicine.

If you are interested in participating in one of our workshops, please indicate this when requesting a campus tour.

School tours and workshop at the Con

Come and explore all the Conservatorium of Music has to offer. We run free one-hour guided tours of our historic buildings and modern facilities for high school groups. Learn about our historic campus and the amazing students and staff who have performed and studied here. Enjoy a lunchtime concert or experience one of our fun and engaging music workshops - or both!

Book a tour online or contact us on 02 9351 1439 or via email at con.community@sydney.edu.au.

Masterclasses and composition portfolio development

We offer a number of masterclasses at the Conservatorium throughout the year for aspiring classical, jazz and contemporary performers, composers and musicologists – and they are free and suitable for high school students to attend.

Rising Stars at the Con

Each year, the Conservatorium of Music fosters the development of an elite group of young musicians, with the Rising Stars program for students in Years 7-12.

Have a mathematics researcher take over your classroom for a one‑hour virtual visit. Your students will be introduced to mathematics in careers, a current field of research and hands-on puzzles designed by the visitor.

The Faculty of Science welcomes high school students of all ages to engage with us through our Outreach Program

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Widening participation programs

Providing opportunities for students from all backgrounds

Our pre-tertiary educational outreach program builds academic and cultural capacity to support increased higher education access for the students, schools and communities we work with.