Future Talk

Future Talk is a series of online information sessions designed specifically for a student's support crew. If you're a parent or carer who is navigating the HSC with your child, we've got your back.

Future Talk 2024

Registrations are now open!


Program Information

What do the sessions cover?

Year 12 can be a particularly stressful time for students and family/carers. The pressure to succeed and make post-school decisions can be overwhelming for students and those who are trying to support them on their Year 12 journey.

Our sessions provide information about how to:

  • Provide support during the HSC period
  • Understand the various challenges facing your young person
  • Understanding UOW degrees and programs on offer
  • Financial considerations for commencing university ahead for families (Scholarships, budgeting, accommodation, moving away from home & more)
  • Navigate higher-education options, pathways and the changing world of work.
  • Understanding & de-mystifying the language of higher education
  • The key trends & influences on the job market and industry currently
  • Talk to other parents who are facing similar challenges
  • Gain awareness on UOW support systems and services available for successful, accessible, and adjusted study ahead
  • Gain practical advice about Early Admission, UAC, and university applications
  • Opportunity to ask questions in a friendly forum.
  • Receive a weekly email with tips, resources, and advice to help you navigate the challenges of the Year 12 year and beyond.

Program details and session information

The program consists of eight one-hour Zoom sessions. This program is completely FREE.

All sessions are delivered online via Zoom in an evening timeslot of 7 pm - 8 pm. Zoom links and reminders are sent out via email and SMS prior to the sessions.

All sessions will be recorded for participants unable to attend.

Session topics and dates

Demystifying University

  • Online via Zoom
  • Monday, 18 March, 2024, 7-8 pm | Term 1, Week 8

The language of higher education and supporting young people to remain calm for positive post-school decision-making.


The Future World of Work

  • Online via Zoom
  • Monday, 8 April, 2024, 7-8 pm | Term 1, Week 11

Key trends locally, nationally, and globally, the influence of technology and AI on higher education and the job market.


UOW Degrees and Alternate Pathways

  • Online via Zoom
  • Monday, 6 May, 2024, 7-8 pm | Term 2, Week 2

Understanding UOW degrees, other pathways to university, and non-traditional journeys in higher education.


Budgeting & Financial Advice

  • Online via Zoom
  • Monday, 3 June, 2024, 7-8 pm | Term 2, Week 6

Understanding HECS/HELP, scholarships, and centrelink, moving out of home, campus and student accommodation options, gap year considerations. 

Early Admission

  • Online via Zoom
  • Monday, 1 July, 2024, 7-8 pm | Term 2, Week 10

 What, when, why and how to submit a successful application?

Scholarships & Accommodation

  • Online via Zoom
  • Monday, 12 August, 2024, 7-8 pm | Term 3, Week 4

What's next? Scholarship and accommodation application advice.

What’s Next? Successfully Setting Up to Start in 2025!

  • Online via Zoom
  • Monday, 16 September, 2024, 7-8 pm | Term 3, Week 9

What your young person’s Early Admission offer means, what’s next, how to navigate UAC confidently, and successfully transitioning to university.

Accessibility & Inclusion

  • Online via Zoom
  • Monday, 14 October, 2024, 7-8 pm | Term 4, Week 1

Successfully setting up for adjusted UOW commencement and study ahead.


Contact us

Outreach & Future Students team