Uni in a Day

The Uni in a Day program has been running annually since 2007. The program has traditionally been in partnership with Glebe Public School, working with years 5 and 6. In 2012 the program, funded under the University of Sydney's Widening Participation Grant has expanded to include year 5 and 6 from St James Catholic Primary in Glebe and the year 8 Indigenous students from Sydney Secondary College. The aim of the program is to broaden education outcomes and increase knowledge of university educational possibilities for school students in the local community as well as affirm a message of welcome and familiarise the students with the university campus. This project is done in partnership with the schools and involves a form of collaborative community building, involving respect reciprocity and that is mutually beneficial.

The program involves pre and follow up classrom visits and primary school students attend the university for one day and the high school students spread the program over two, participating in a variety of interactive workshops across the university such as science, law, human movement and archaeology conducted by both academic staff and university students.

The different workshops provide the students with a taste of what the university offers, as well as a chance to become orientated with the campus and to talk to current university students about pathways to university and university life.