Date: Tuesday 26 November 2013 Event: Enquiring Minds Video Conference: Connect With The Experts
Enquiring Minds is an inspirational documentary series that aims to help and encourage students in late primary to early secondary school, develop their passion and hobbies into a career through higher education.
We have an exciting opportunity for your students to connect with 4 of the experts from the Enquiring Minds series. On Tuesday 26th November 2013, Bridges to Higher Education will be holding a video conference where the series experts will talk more about their careers and answer students questions live.
Register by Friday 22 November by email to email@example.com with the school name, year level and number of students. Confirmation will be sent to you on dialing in, pre presentation activities and accessing the presentations.
Download the Enquiring Minds Video Conference flyer (PDF, 998.61 KB) for more information
Date: Wednesday 11 December 2013 Event: Indigenous Parents and Community Day
School students and their parents, schools and community representatives are warmly invited to the Bridges to Higher Education Indigenous Parents and Community Day on Wednesday 11 December from 4:00 p.m.
This information day will be an opportunity for the community to have their questions answered regarding higher education.
Representatives from Indigenous student centres at UTS, Macquarie University, Sydney University, Australian Catholic University and University of Western Sydney will provide valuable information about the benefits of higher education for the whole community and the pathways into higher education for Indigenous students, including:
Date: Thursday 12 December 2013 Event: University Visits for Parents – University of Western Sydney (Campbelltown Campus)
Location: University of Western Sydney, Campbelltown Campus
Entrance via Narellan Road, Macarthur
Come and experience university for yourself so you can better support your child. Information will be available about applying to university, university life, costs, courses, and the support available. Common questions answered and a campus tour provided.
Registration is essential.
Bus transfers from schools or train tickets available upon request.
Register for any day online or contact your School’s Community Liaison Officer or Community Information Officer.
Register Online (opens in new window)
Bridges to Higher Education is a $21.2m initiative, funded by the Commonwealth Government’s Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP), to improve the participation rates of students from communities under-represented in higher education.
The Bridges to Higher Education project brings together the collective resources and experience of the widening participation, equity and social inclusion programs at the University of Western Sydney, the University of Sydney, the University of Technology, Sydney, Macquarie University, and the Australian Catholic University. The partnership extends to include NSW DEC, TAFE NSW, the University Admissions Centre, local government organisations, education offices, Indigenous organisations and other community, philanthropic and social enterprise organisations.
This innovative project works with primary and secondary schools, TAFE and community partners in Greater Western Sydney to engage young people who previously might not have considered higher education as an option. More than 1.8 million people live in the region which has traditionally been under-represented in higher education participation rates.
On Thursday, 6 March, Bridges to Higher Education and TVS launched a new TV documentary series, Models of Achievement (opens in a new window), showcasing Australians from Greater Western Sydney (GWS) who have changed their lives through higher education. The series was launched with the recording of an introductory episode of the series, taking the format of a Q&A panel where the Models of Achievement participants talked about their inspirational life stories, hosted by Annette Shun Wah.
Models of Achievement premiered on TVS Digital 44 on Tuesday, 11 June, 7:30 pm.
Click here (opens in a new window) to find out more and to preview the participants’ stories.