Engage: University Outreach

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Mission

The future Australian workforce needs good workers with a variety of skills an experiences. Students from regional backgrounds are under-represented in universities. Only 19% of the university demographic comes from regional areas compared with 30% of Australians living in regional areas. Students from regional backgrounds are not less capable than other students, they just have fewer opportunities to explore the option of university study during the formative times of their education.

On top of that, many students leave university without having developed adequate transferable skills and these are hard to teach. Extracurricular activities, such as the educational outreach organisations we partner with, help university students to develop these critical skills.

The Engage mission is twofold:
1. Engage regional school students on university topics, providing opportunities for them to make informed choices about their tertiary education.

We build the aspirations of regional school students by sending university student leaders to run high quality workshops in schools.

2. Engage university students as community leaders, providing opportunities for them to develop skills and qualities through co-curricular learning.

We work with university-student based organisations already running outreach programs in the ACT to extend their reach into regional areas.

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We acknowledge the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which ANUSA operates.
We recognise the continuing connection to lands, waters, and communities of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We pay our respect to Elders, past and present, and commit to standing with our first nations people.

Contact ANUSA (02) 6125 2444