What is the U@Uni Summer School Program?
In the January school holidays Year 11 students from partner schools attend intensive two-week summer schools in subject areas like making short film, engineering and information technology, design, nursing & midwifery and science investigation. Following the Summer School, students are invited back for a range of follow up workshops during Years 11 & 12. The program aims to boost enthusiasm for HSC study and beyond, demystify university, build interpersonal skills and raise personal aspirations. By studying on campus with university staff and students, school students experience the university environment first-hand and build their confidence for learning and solving problems in a team environment.
Who can participate?
Students from schools in the Sydney and South West Sydney region are invited to participate. Students submit applications to their Year Advisers, who coordinate the submission of applications to UTS. Applicants receive support from their school and permission from their parents to attend the summer school. The program is available to selected Priority Action Schools. Summer Schools target high school students who:
- have the potential to attend university but need to improve their motivation to study
- would be the first in their family to attend university
- come from low SES communities
- Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Summer School support activities
UTS continues to support summer school participants to set positive, informed goals for their higher education. Ongoing activities include school visits to showcase student work, HSC stress management workshops, UTS Open Day reunions, sessions on study skills, careers and goal setting tailored to individual class and school needs.