In2Uni is collaboration between the Department of Education and Communities (DEC NSW), Illawarra and South East Region and UOW to enable students to access, participate and succeed in higher education. The program is offered to local socio economic status (SES) national partnerships, priority school program (PSP) and some regional high school and primary schools.
UOW Faculties play a crucial role in the establishment and ongoing operation of the In2Uni Program. The In2Uni Program welcomes UOW Faculty contributions and values their involvement within the program.
Some of the activities that your Faculty may be involved in include…
- Your Staff may be involved in the Academic Mentoring Program: Academic and General Staff in the Faculties have worked with the In2Uni Program to develop 10 week modules that are delivered in schools by University Students. The mdoules involve recorded lectures given by UOW staff and a series of activities to simulate students completely a University style project in your Faculty. Over a ten week term, school students work with their In2Uni Mentor to present an area of research, run an online business, create an episode for UOW TV, conduct an environmental audit of their school, design and construct a water filter, and create a submission to the Department of Fair Trading.
- UOW students in your Faculty may be acting as University Mentors: The Academic Mentoring Program is a key initiative in the In2Uni Program and involves University students travelling out to schools and mentoring school students on a project based activity. For more information about the Academic Mentoring Program, please visit the ‘resources’ page.
- Student Showcase Evenings: As a part of the Academic Mentoring Program, students who have completed the project work will be invited onto campus for the afternoon/evening with their parents to showcase their work. The Parent Presentation Nights will be held at the conclusion of each term, and is an excellent opportunity for Faculties to showcase their degrees and support services to the local community, as well as offer encouragement and support to future students.
- Year 6 Engagement Days: Faculty staff may be involved in running Faculty Based Taster Sessions for the Year 6 Engagement Days. The Year 6 Engagement Days will be running in Spring Semester, with students from 25 local PSP and Low SES primary schools in the Illawarra/Shoalhaven Region. The Year 6 Engagement Days aim to build positive connections between the University and local school students, so by the Faculties offering a 45 minute taster session on each day will provide the students with a practical, fun and hands-on experience of student life! For more information about the Year 6 Survivor Days, please visit our events page.
- UNIque Experience Days: Faculty staff may be involved in running Faculty Based Taster Sessions for the UNIque Experience Days! The UNIque Experience Days are on offer to Year 9 students from Low SES, PSP and regionally disadvantaged High Schools in the Illawarra/Shoalhaven areas. The UNIque Experience Day will be running in Spring Semester. The UNIque Experience Days aim to build upon the students work in the Academic Mentoring Program, by providing them with a practical, fun and hands-on experience! Faculties will have the opportunity to offer one hour taster sessions to the students. For more information about the UNIque Experience Days, please visit our events page.
For more information about your Faculty’s involvement or how you can get involved in the In2Uni Program, please contact your Faculty Dean or Faculty Officer.
For more general information about the In2Uni Program please ‘contact us’
Thanks again for your ongoing support.