Through the ongoing support of the Federal Governments Higher Education Participation and Partnership Program (HEPPP) ACU is committed to increasing the participation of students from under-represented groups in higher education.
As part of this mission, ACU offers a number of widening participation programs exclusively to schools in low-socioeconomic areas.
Learn more about our participation programs and workshops, or contact the Equity Pathways team.
Discover our school outreach programs, which aim to support and encourage primary and secondary school students to consider higher education as a future option.
Learn more about our range of programs for primary school students, including on-campus tours, in-school visits and numeracy activities.
Explore our programs for secondary school students, including on-campus tours, in-school visits and student shadowing opportunities.
Our student ambassadors work with primary and secondary students to show that university can be attainable for everyone.
Learn about our programs and workshops for school students.
Experience uni life before finishing secondary school. Through Uni Step-Up, Year 11-12 students can study a first-year ACU unit.
Students from schools in low-SES areas can gain undergraduate entry to ACU through our School's Recommendation Program (SRP).
Our workshops help Victorian Year 12 students with study tips, revision, and improving your VCE results.
Widening participation is integral to Australian Catholic University's (ACU) mission. Increasing opportunity and reducing disadvantage are key practical ways ACU lives our Catholic mission to promote the dignity of the human person and contribute to the common good.
For more information, download the ACU Widening Participation Strategy.
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