High school students are being encouraged to utilise free academic and reading support by University of Sydney volunteers at Study Centres at the Whtilam Library in Cabramatta.
Study Centres run by the university will operate at the Whitlam Library on Wednesdays (4pm-5.30pm) until Friday 9 June with university staff and students on hand to help students with their school work one-on-one or in small groups as required.
The University of Sydney will also hold an information evening at the Whitlam Library on June 21 about the transition to university for students, parents and the community.
University staff and current students will be on hand to answer questions and discuss options around available degrees and careers, as well as provide information about scholarships and alternative entry pathways to university.
Parents of year 11 and 12 students will also receive advice on how to support them during the HSC and ATAR with a focus on mental health and resilience
Mary Teague, Head of Widening Participation and Outreach at the University of Sydney, said the Study Centres and the information nights provide “practical support” for specific academic skills and knowledge.
“It also demonstrates to young people that university can be a place for them,” she said.
“We know it’s crucial for universities to engage with students as they’re beginning to make decisions that are important for their futures, in order to support them to reach their full potential.”
The Study Centres will run again in term three, from Monday, August 7 until Friday, September 22.