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Widening Participation Programs

Aspirations Agents and the Widening Participation team

Aspirations Agents

Students enjoying the ESTeM stall, whilst visiting the UC campus

Students visiting UC campus

Mount Austin High School Students, ACT Indigenous Success University Experience Camp

ACT-IS students reaching for the stars

Junee High School students enjoying their University Experience Day

High Schools Students enjoying their University Experience Day

Eden Marine High School students and Widening Participation celebrating NAIDOC Week

WP at NAIDOC celebrations

Ready to provide the VIP experience at UC Open Day

Open Day VIP experience

The cohort of school staff who participated in the Stronger Smarter Leadership Program

Stronger Smarter leadership group

Country Education Foundation of Australia - University Experience Camp


The University of Canberra (UC) is committed to student equity in higher education, providing opportunities to people from a range of backgrounds. Within Student Administration,  Widening Participation manages delivery of several UC outreach initiatives. These are externally funded through the Australian Government's Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme.

The Widening Participation Team, including current UC students, works with participating secondary schools across the ACT and NSW. Within these schools we aim to engage students who have:

  • a rural and/or regional background;
  • an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background;
  • a history of financial disadvantage; and/or
  • little or no family experience of higher education.

Explore our website for more information on each of our programmes including:

· Raising Aspirations Online Modules

· Teacher Professional Development

· Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Outreach Programs

· Resources for schools and careers advisers

Latest News

For the latest news, events and program updates click on the icon below to open our current Widening Participation Newsletter.

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Upcoming Events

Course Advise Day

If you've received an offer to study, are awaiting an offer, or considering applying, you can find all the information and support you need at the University of Canberra Course Advise Day.

Date: Thursday 21 December 2017

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Venue: Building 1 Refectory (view campus map)

There are currently no upcoming events for Widening Participation. Check back regularly for new events.