At ACU, we believe in education with a bigger purpose. Our participation programs empower secondary school students in low-socioeconomic areas to learn about university life.

School programs with purpose

Explore our a range of programs for secondary school students, including on-campus tours, in-school visits, use of our campuses, and the opportunity to partner with an ACU student.

Explore Your Future – On-Campus

This on-campus program invites school students onto an ACU campus to engage in activities led by current university staff and students.

Students participate in a range of workshops and hands on educational activities designed to support their aspirations and increase awareness of higher education.

Days may include:

  • A tour of the university
  • Law
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Nursing and Paramedicine
  • Allied Health including Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology
  • Business
  • Education.

Explore Your Future – In School

This in-school program visits your school to deliver activities to school students. These programs are led by current university staff and students.

Students participate in a range of workshops and hands on educational activities designed to support their aspirations and increase awareness of higher education.

Shadow a Student

School students are invited experience university life by accompanying a university student and join their lectures and tutorials on an ACU campus.

Space Provision

Schools are invited to conduct school activities on an ACU campus. This may include staff professional development days, urban camps or short workshops.

Year 12 Revision Workshops

Year 12 students are given the opportunity to attend workshops in the school holidays. Workshops are designed to increase confidence and performance in the student’s year 12 exams.

Uni Step-Up

Students are offered the chance to study first year university units while still at school. Currently, courses are available in the areas of Education, Health Science, Exercise Science, Arts and Business.

Learn more about the program and how it operates in each state by visiting our Uni Step-Up page.

Visit Uni Step-Up

ACU School’s Recommendation Program

The School’s Recommendation Program (SRP) recognises the challenges faced by students in low-socioeconomic communities. Schools in these communities can recommend students for undergraduate study at ACU.

For more information, visit our SRP page.

How the SRP works

 

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