University of Sydney
Department of English
Widening Participation Project 2015-2017
The University of Sydney's Widening Participation (WP) in English Project seeks to build new, collaborative, sustainable partnerships with targeted disadvantaged schools in Western Sydney and regional NSW. Through extensive consultation with Principals and their Head English teachers, the project has established a program of learning modules designed for on and off-campus delivery to students, to support the teaching of literature and encourage pathways for students to university.
Why did we fund this project? Supporting this project for 3 years between 2015-2017 allows the University of Sydney to continue to actively encourage students of diverse backgrounds to participate in higher education, fostering student aspiration and encouraging achievement at high school and into the future.
Images: Action shots from a Widening Participation Campus Visit event with students from Bankstown High School and Coonabarabran High School. These annual events invite partner high school students to campus to engage with academics and volunteer undergraduate and postgraduate students from the Department of English in a series of learning workshops, campus tours and Q&A sessions about university life.
See also Engage article:
Donor assistance increasing opportunities and driving change
By Phil Lemalu
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney
20 July 2015