Campus News
Published: 24 January, 2013

Subject gives students the credit they deserve

High school students have gained some serious credit thanks to an innovative new subject that has allowed them to work towards their UOW degrees before they’ve even completed their HSC.

22 Year 12 students from eight Illawarra schools in low socio-economic areas received certificates of completion last week for taking part in the arts faculty subject ‘Belonging in the Community’.

The subject, which ran over summer session, offered a great incentive for the group to give up their summer holidays- six credit points towards their chosen UOW degrees.

The course, which linked to the compulsory HSC English topic ‘Belonging’, is part of UOW’s In2Uni program, an initiative designed to encourage tertiary education aspiration in high school students from targeted schools.

“The subject includd classes with film-maker Sandra Pires, Young Australian of the Year State Finalist Tishibanda Gracia Ngoy and UOW academics Dr Glenn Mitchell, Dr Stephen Brown and Dr Debra Dudek, who spoke about belonging across the contexts of film, music and social justice,” Ms Loty said.

Subject Convenor Dr Glenn Mitchell said the initiative was part of the University’s commitment to empowering students.

“It’s about giving students visions of the future that they may not have considered and showing the potential for a lifetime of increased opportunities,” Dr Mitchell said.

The students were required to undertake classes in research skills, essay writing and presentation.

To gain the six credit points students needed to submit essay work, undertake presentations, participate in tutorials and contribute in an online discussion forum.

To read more about In2Uni click here.

Published: 24 January, 2013

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