We invite students from our U@Uni partner schools to take part in the following activities:
HSC tutorial scheme
We are committed to supporting students to build their academic capacity and make it into university. One way we do this is through our HSC Tutorial Scheme, a free academic support program for UTS partner schools.
The program uses a peer assisted learning model to assist high school students to achieve the required ATAR to gain entry into university. This is done through in-school group tutorial sessions, workshops and class visits. All sessions are facilitated by UTS students, known as U@Uni Equity Ambassadors, who have demonstrated high academic achievement in the HSC and at university and have a desire to be a positive mentor for high school students.
Our U@Uni Equity Ambassadors are trained to develop academic capacity in fun and engaging ways and to role-model the attitudes and skills that lead to success in the HSC and in the first year of university.
For more information, contact Sarah Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9514 7660.
This scheme supports the UTS Widening Participation Strategy by:
- building students’ academic capacity and improving academic performance
- raising students’ aspirations for tertiary education
- de-mystifying the university experience
- role-modelling successful behaviours for undergraduate study.
Held during the January school holidays at UTS, our flagship summer school offers Year 11 students from partner schools the chance to experience an intensive two-week program.
Students will get to see what their future could look like in subject areas including media production, business, engineering and information technology, design, health and science. By studying on campus with university staff and students, school students experience the university environment first-hand and build their confidence for learning and solving problems in a team environment.
Following the summer school, and throughout Years 11 and 12, students are invited back to UTS for a range of workshops and events to assist them with completing their HSC, making informed career choices and improving their academic skills.
For more information, contact Ashley Longbottom at email@example.com or 02 9514 1084.
On campus workshops
During the school holidays, we invite students in Years 10, 11 and 12 from our partner schools to attend a variety of one-day on campus workshops, designed to give an insight into university while developing their skills and preparing them for tertiary education.
Students can choose from a variety of topics and subject areas they want to develop. The workshops will assist them with completing their HSC, making informed career choices and improving their academic skills.
For more information, contact Emlyn Dodd on firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9514 7661.
April school holidays
- U@Uni Career and Industry Day
Students will take part in one of three panel discussions with working professionals in industries such as health, communication engineering, business and more. They will also get a chance to talk to UTS Faculty representatives about degree and program choices and how to transition into your career.
July school holidays
- Experience UTS Day
An opportunity for students to get a taste of UTS study and build their own timetable for a day, choosing from over 20 workshops across 12 different faculties.
September school holidays
- U@Uni Sustainability Challenge
Building a sustainable future is an important issue in our world, whether it’s through renewable energy sources, new laws and policies, a sustainable food supply system or sustainably-built environments.
Students will take part in one of seven challenges and help build a sustainable community. They’ll work alongside UTS students and academics in teams to explore and develop real-life sustainable solutions. Teams include scientists, communications and media, engineers, designers or business entrepreneurs.
Other on campus opportunities
- HSC in the Holidays
There are opportunities for students from our partner schools to take part in the HSC in the Holidays program, free of charge.
We also invite teachers working in equity funded schools to participate in professional development.
Register for a workshop or use our online resources in the classroom to encourage, build self-confidence, and support your students in finding a pathway to higher education:
Accredited professional development workshops
With technology transforming the professional landscape, and indeed the world, at a more rapid pace than ever before, equipping students to deal with a shifting workplace is fundamental to a teacher’s calling.
This program supports teachers to develop future focused curriculum. Across the workshops you will be introduced to Project Based Learning (PBL), discover transdisciplinary approaches that are used at UTS and use a design thinking process to develop your own projects.
You'll also have the opportunity to network with experienced practitioners including UTS academics and educators who have successfully designed and implemented PBL programs in their schools.
Workshops are typically offered each term and are accredited across all levels. Please note that registration is exclusively for those teaching in equity-funded schools. Places are limited and preference will be given to teachers working in our partner schools.
For more information, contact our team: email@example.com or 02 9514 1084.
The U@Uni Inspiring Teaching Blog (opens to external site) connects educators from schools, UTS, and the Department of Education, through the sharing of emerging and best practice in the Project Based Learning space.
We believe that by building a strong community of practice through the collective sharing of resources, experiences and ideas, we can support you to continue creating learning activities that challenge and engage your students.
The blog is a tool that we hope you can use to inform your work, learning from the experiences of others. We also encourage you to share your advice and practice through contributions to the blog.