The Equity and Diversity Office has in place a range of programs and activities aimed at strengthening the participation of students from equity groups. Southern Cross University's Strengthening Participation Action Framework is a whole of University commitment to improving access to, participation in and success at university of students from low socio-economic backgrounds.
The UNI-BOUND High School Outreach Program, as part of this commitment, offers an exciting array of activities for high school students who are typically under-represented in Higher Education.The program focuses on students in years 7, 8 and 9 and seeks to demystify university and encourage their interest in post-school study.
Participating students from UNI-BOUND partner schools are offered a range of experiences designed to assist them in overcoming real or perceived barriers to attending higher education.
UNI-BOUND is a tailored program that currently partners with 15 high schools from the Gold Coast to Kempsey. All partner schools serve high concentrations of low socio-economic status (SES) communities.
Program events are held at the University and at partner schools. The program focuses on providing a 'personal' experience of university life and features small group activities providing opportunities for school students to meet and interact with university staff and UNI-BOUND Mentors (university students who have been specially selected and trained by Southern Cross University).
- Year 7 UNI-BOUND - "Uni Opens Up Your World"
- Year 8 UNI-BOUND - "Thinking About Uni"
- Year 9 UNI-BOUND - "Going To Uni"
- Year 9 UNI-BOUND - "Residential School"
- UNI-BOUND Partner Schools
- UNI-BOUND Information for Parents, Carers & Community
- About Alternative Pathways To University
- Useful Resources For School Students & Parents/Carers
Please Contact Us if you have any questions about the program.
Updated: 21 February 2013