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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

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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

UC 4 Yourself Day

UC 4 Yourself University Experience Days are aimed at students in Years 9/10 who have the potential to succeed in higher education but who may have discounted the possibility.

The UC 4 Yourself University Experience Days aim to provide students with opportunities to:

  • Engage with current UC students to learn more about what university is like;
  • Tour student accommodation;
  • Participate in hands-on workshops run by UC academics;
  • Explore the UC campus, facilities, buildings and lecture theatres;
  • Discover university courses;
  • Learn about alternative entry options;
  • Find out about potential scholarships;
  • Discover all the support services available.

Dates: November 27-29

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Venue: Multiple locations across the University's campus

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