OPENING UP A WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES
Following a successful launch on the Central Coast last year, the AIM HIGH Discover University Days will be returning to the Ourimbah campus in 2015.
Year 6 students and their families from the Central Coast will visit the campus over three days and participate in a range of hands-on university experiences.
Delivered by the University of Newcastle's AIM HIGH program, the Discover University Days are designed to create a greater awareness of university and the career and study opportunities that are available through higher education.
During the day students and their family members participate in a number of hands-on activities designed to highlight various degrees and careers. They are also led around the campus by current university students who share their own personal experiences with the students and family members.
For many of the students and family members it is the first time that they have had a connection to a university. Discover University Day provides the opportunity for members of the community to access and experience their local campus.
"We want students and their families to be aware of all their post-school education options with university being one pathway to achieving their future goals. The Discover University Days are a great and friendly way to get students and their families on campus and give them a taste of what university is really like," said Kirrily Stokes, AIM HIGH Program Coordinator.
"It is hoped through the students and family members sharing the experience that thoughts and conversations about further education and careers will continue in the home," she added.
Numbers at Discover University Days continue to rise every year, with over 400 students and family members expected across the three days at Ourimbah in 2015.
Discover University Days will run from July 22-24 at the Ourimbah campus before continuing at Callaghan campus the following week.