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14 August 2023

Posted in High School Education, Regional and Remote, Tertiary Education, General

Successful EduVenture Project at Taree University Centre!

Tareee University Centre engaged in large success with their first school visit within the Regional Partnerships Project Pool Program Project (RPPPP) through the EduVenture Project. It received international recognition with an invitation to present the co-designed work at the "Constructing Education for All" conference at the University of Derby in the United Kingdom.

EduVenture Project

At the end of Term 2 TUC were very excited to visit 6 local High Schools to start our EduVenture Project. Funded by the Federal Government’s RPPPP initiative our subproject- EduVenture is one of 20 across the East Coast of Australia. Along with four student ambassadors from ANU in Canberra, and several TUC ambassadors, the group visited all Year 8 students at Great Lakes College (Tuncurry), Taree, Chatham, Wingham and Gloucester High Schools and Bulahdelah Central School, roughly 550 students. It was fantastic to chat to the students and hear about their aspirations for life after school and to find out what sort of things they would like to know more about regarding their careers as they move through High School.

Using the feedback from the Year 8 students and teachers TUC and ANU are starting to plan the next two visits for this year. From the initial session students expressed an interest in hearing from different industries and trades in our local area, and what the differences between TAFE and university are.

Face Conference

TUC and ANU were also lucky enough to be invited to present the EduVenture Project to the Forum for Access and Continuing Education annual conference- “Co-constructing Education for All” at the University of Derby in the United Kingdom. Gemma (TUC), Evan (TUC),  Sam (ANU) & Irene (a recent Taree High Graduate) ‘zoomed’ into the conference and spoke about the local MidCoast NSW area and the co-design/human centred approach to widening participation in higher education in a regional partnership program in an Australian context.

TUC were so thankful to Irene Ling who came along and spoke beautifully about what it means to grow up and work hard to follow your aspirations in Regional NSW!

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