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Introducing rural kids to uni life

By September 27, 2014 No Comments

What do slime, prosthetic limbs, scholarships and lectures have in common? They were all part of the CEF’s July ACT University Experience where the Australian National University (ANU) and the University of Canberra (UC) played host to 50 students from rural NSW.

From the towns of Coleambally, Cowra, Deniliquin, Gilgandra and Griffith, the students spent four days in the Capital learning about careers and opportunities that university can offer.

The science and communication workshops and the interactions with current students were highlights, giving the kids the chance to ask questions and learn in a fun environment.

By the end of the trip students said they had a better understanding of what uni was like and many felt that they would seriously consider pursuing higher education.

Cowra student Aden Day thought the experience was incredibly valuable:

The most interesting thing I learnt was that you can apply for any scholarship you want, but I also learnt about how to balance study and living costs as well as fun

A big thank you to ANU and UC for making this great experience possible.

Pictured at top: Aden Day and Alan Read from Cowra, NSW, enjoying a science workshop