Our University Pathways Program offers students in Years 9 – 12 an insight into professional careers and study pathways.

UPP Year 12 group

UPP Students celebrate the final stage of their journey through the program

Throughout the multi-year program, students visit university campuses and faculties as well as corporate workplaces where they engage employees in conversations about their careers and what study was required to get there. All of this learning is supported by extensive developmental workshop activities that assist to build personal skills and aspiration. Workshop topics progress each year so that they are age-appropriate and complement school-based learning. We offer the University Pathways Program to disadvantaged schools and students free-of-charge and are able to do so with the support of our wonderful trust and foundation partners such as the Newsboys Foundation and trusts managed by Perpetual.

Our first-ever group of students to complete the full program have just completed their final residential at City Camp. This group of students have been really grateful for all the opportunities and we are proud to share Liang’s feedback below.

“An endless thank you to you all from the beginning to what seems like the end, but we all know you’ll always be there where ever our journey may take us.

The opportunities to visit law firms, insurance companies, not-for-profit charity organisations, and more. Each place we went to left a mark on us, as we got to see how truly wide the world is. I was able to have my mind broadened, from the wisdom and stories shared by people who worked in those places with unshakeable determination.

Each time when we had networking dinners, it made me realise that this person who is in the top of their field, is just like us – human. That each of us have the potential and the endless possibility to do something great, and to inspire and be role models for the younger generation.

You have helped shape the journey, paths and dreams of us. Despite this year being the last camp I go on, I feel less scared of VCE going in with a community and family like you guys behind me. You have prepared us and motivated us beyond what words can express.”

Liang, Year 12 participant in the University Pathways Program