School to University - S2U

The Student Recruitment team at the Wollotuka Institute delivers School to University (S2U) programs throughout the Newcastle, Central Coast, Mid-North Coast and Western New South Wales. S2U programs provide students with an insight into University life including pathway programs, entry options and support information.

The programs are delivered in four components and suit various stages of students' educational journey.


Year 7/8 iBelieve

The iBelieve program aims to plant the seed of empowerment through education, by offering and providing University as a potential option for students to begin thinking of their future in a culturally safe space.

This school-based program encourages students to focus on their ambitions and future goals, develop their cultural identity, while feeling confident as young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Our Student Recruitment officers assist students through interactive learning skills.

Year 9 Engagement Camp

Our Year 9 Engagement Camp provides an academic and cultural focused engagement with the students, while also offering the opportunity for them to connect with each other and build a strong sense of cultural identity.

During the three-day camp, students are exposed to a range of faculties and engage with academic staff while participating in hands-on, interactive activities to gain an understanding of each area within the University.

Year 10 Insight Days

This unique program aims to assist Year 10 students with consolidating their senior subject selections to support their pathway into university.

Students are given the opportunity to attend the University campus and experience tours and faculty visits, where they participate in interactive workshops delivered using strength-based Indigenous pedagogy.

Year 11/12 HSC students

This school-based program targets Year 11 and 12 students and provides them with information about their options into tertiary studies, whether they are taking ATAR or non-ATAR subjects.

Students participate in an information session, where they are informed about the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) process, the course on offer at the University of Newcastle, our enabling programs – such as the Yapug program and Open Foundation.

During these sessions our team also introduce students to the Wollotuka Institute, while students are also offered the opportunity to attend our campus and experience what it’s like to be a student for a day.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.