Journey to Higher Education is a joint project between The University of Adelaide, Flinders University and the University of South Australia. The project team work in collaboration with schools, vocational education and training providers, government and communities to unlock the higher education ambitions and build the capacity of students from low Socio-Economic Status and Indigenous backgrounds.
The project offers a suite of activities from early primary through to senior secondary school. It also builds on each University’s existing outreach strengths and links to the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) and the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) curriculum. Students undertake both school and University based programs which are provided state-wide. University student volunteers are recruited from the three Universities to assist in the delivery of the various programs. Programs offered include mentoring, leadership training, curriculum based activities and additional tuition to address skills and knowledge gaps.
Three main themes of this project are Aspire, Support and Achieve:
Unlock higher education ambitions and build capacity to show that university study is possible, practical and achievable.
Provide support at key transition points in the educational journey.
Provide opportunities to gain skills and knowledge that equip students for success in further study.