Widening Participation designs, implements and evaluates a suite of outreach initiatives which are externally funded through the Australian Government’s Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program.
The Widening Participation Team, which includes current students from the University of Canberra, works with participating schools, communities and organisations across the ACT and NSW.
All programs are designed to combat disadvantage in higher education and to meet the needs of a diverse range of participants, including those from:
- a rural and/or regional background;
- an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background;
- a financially disadvantaged background; and/or
- a background of little or no family experience of higher education.