The University of Newcastle, Australia

AIM HIGH in 2015

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Thousands of students are set to benefit from a range of new and established programs as the AIM HIGH Program kicks off again for 2015.

AIM HIGH crew members

The AIM HIGH Program partners with schools through out the Hunter, Central Coast and lower Mid North Coast to increase awareness of career and educational pathways and to build an expectation to participate in post-school education.

Careers Through Reading is currently running at Karuah Public School along with the inaugural Careers Through Science program that has been created for Year 4 students.

Careers Through Science was launched at the beginning of March with children putting their scientific skills to the test to successfully create slime. 

The four-week program has been developed to start engaging students with science at an early age and supports the Working Scientifically outcomes of the syllabus for Stage 2.

Small student groups are led by University students to explore scientific investigation processes and provide a link to tertiary education and professional careers. 

Almost 500 Year 10 students will also be on campus at the University of Newcastle during March for The Next Step that provides career options, experiences and information ahead of HSC subject selections.

Last year AIM HIGH reached over 12,000 students and more than 700 family members, a significant increase from 2013.

The AIM HIGH Program is part of the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education which aims to strengthen the links between policy, research and practice in order to build more equitable access to post-secondary education.

For more information on the full suite of programs available, visit

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