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Bridges to Higher Education incorporates proven projects of our partners as well as innovative new projects. We manage this range of activities through our project groups.

Schools Engagement Project

Working with schools and communities the Schools engagement project was the largest area of Bridges activities, covering the proven programs of each of the five Bridges universities as well as emerging collaborative opportunities.

For more information, see the Schools Engagement Project page.

Parents Project

The Parents Project develops and delivers information about higher education aimed at parents from communities under-represented in higher education, including a DVD and other resources in multiple languages.

For more information, see the Parents and Carers Project page.

Indigenous Project

Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in their aspiration for and access to higher education, delivered in partnership with schools, non-government organisations, elders and other community leaders. This includes a three part documentary series, Indigenous Models of Achievement, which sees nine students and graduates from around Australia describe their amazing journeys to not only improve their lives, but the lives of those around them.

For more information, see the Indigenous Project page.

Rural and Remote Communities Project

Building awareness and understanding about university, and making university more accessible, through projects such as campus visits, mentoring and support programs.

For more information, see the Rural and Remote Communities Project page.

Pathways Project

Partnering with TAFE institutes and colleges to improve non-school pathways to higher education.

For more information, see the Alternative Pathways Project page.

Bridges Connect Project

using advanced technology such as electronic whiteboard and videoconferencing to take classes of students on virtual visits to university campuses and research facilities and put students and teachers in touch with university researchers and academics.

For more information, see the Bridges Connect Project page.

Onwards and Upwards Project

Inspiring young Australians in Greater Western Sydney to their education horizons, Onwards & Upwards is a 40 minute high energy, interactive, magazine style production for Year 7 students that presents staying in learning post-school as fun, interesting and accessible. Onwards & Upwards will follow the story of three credible Year 7 students who will each explore and dispel the myths and barriers associated with post-secondary study. The characters explore different routes and pathways through education, including HSC, TAFE and University, and other career options to promote early consideration and develop an understanding of what is right for them.

For more information, see the Onwards and Upwards Project page.

University Projects

A range of projects delivered at Western Sydney University, University of Sydney, University of Technology, Sydney, Macquarie University and the Australian Catholic University.

For more information, see the University Projects page.

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