Fast Forward Year 12 Conference marks beginning of a new chapter

Fast Forward Year 12 Conference 2022

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For the first time in nearly three years, Western Sydney University had held its annual Fast Forward Year 12 Conference at the Parramatta South campus.

Over 800 Year 12 students from 65 schools across western Sydney took part in the event, which is the final on-campus event for students who have been participating in the Fast Forward program since their induction in Year 9.

The culmination of this program is an exciting milestone for these students said the University’s Acting Director, Future Student Engagement, Sophie Partridge.

“Watching these students unlocking their potential over the course of the four-year program is humbling, then seeing them at this final event with their peers and the way they have developed and come into their own is exciting,” said Ms Partridge.

Professor Alphia Possamai-Inesedy, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement and Advancement) delivered the opening address and congratulated the students on their achievements. In the afternoon Mr Ali Faraj, Head of Community, GWS Giants spoke to the group, encouraging them to keep motivated for the months ahead and for their next steps beyond high school.

Over the course of the day, students had the opportunity to attend two interactive sessions from more than 30 academic workshops based on their individual interests, which were delivered by Western Sydney University academics.

Students also heard talks about Western Sydney University’s highly successful HSC True Reward early offer program and about the many scholarship opportunities available to them.

Below are a list of the schools that participated in the Year 12 Conference and please visit the Fast Forward website to learn more about the program.

Fast Forward Year Conference 2022
Airds High SchoolAll Saints Catholic College
Ambarvale High SchoolArthur Phillip High School
Ashcroft High SchoolAuburn Girls High School
Australian International AcademyBankstown Girls High School
Belmore Boys High SchoolBirrong Boys High School
Birrong Girls High SchoolBlaxland High School
Bossley Park High SchoolCanley Vale High School
Caroline Chisholm CollegeCasula High School
Cecil Hills High SchoolChester Hill High School
Chifley College BidwillChifley College Senior Campus
Condell Park High SchoolCranebrook High School
Delany College GranvilleDoonside Technology High School
East Hills Boys High SchoolElizabeth Macarthur High School
Erskine Park High SchoolEvans High School
Fairfield High SchoolFairvale High School
Glenmore Park High SchoolGranville Boys High School
Granville South CAPA High SchoolGreystanes High School
Holroyd High School Hoxton Park High School
Ingleburn High SchoolJames Busby High School
Jamison High SchoolKingswood High School
Leumeah High SchoolLurnea High School
Macquarie Fields High SchoolMount Annan High School
Nagle CollegeNepean CAPA High School
Parramatta High SchoolPendle Hill High School
Penola Catholic CollegePicton High School
Plumpton High SchoolPunchbowl Boys High School
Richmond High SchoolRiverstone High School
Robert Townson High SchoolRooty Hill High School
Sarah Redfern High SchoolSir Joseph Banks High School
St Andrews CollegeSt Clair High School
St Johns Park High SchoolStrathfield South High School
Wiley Park Girls High SchoolWindsor High School
Wyndham College