SUNDAY 8 DECEMBER TO THURSDAY 12 DECEMBER 2013
The Girls' Choices Summer School, held at the University of Newcastle's Callaghan campus from 8-12 December 2013, is a five day residential university experience for female students in Year 9 from equity target groups. The Girls' Choices Summer School is designed to inspire students to build upon their potential to study maths and science subjects in years 11 and 12 and to expose them to the range of study and career options that exist for HSC graduates with these subjects.
The Girls' Choices Summer School targets female students in NSW from Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) defined Student Equity Target Groups.
These are Indigenous and non-Indigenous students:
- with a disability
- from low socio-economic backgrounds
- from remote and regional areas
- from non-English speaking backgrounds
- who are experiencing exceptional circumstances
- Learn more about maths and science through practical and fun activities,
- Find out about the careers options a university degree can give them,
- Have increased confidence in their skills and abilities,
- Have the chance to make up to 100 new friends,
- Spend five days in Newcastle, living on campus like a real uni student.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
Students will stay on campus (fully supervised) in secure university accommodation. Students will follow a timetable and complete activities related to science and maths subjects - including careers, in lecture theatres, laboratories and classrooms on campus. They will also undertake field trips to local organisations to see their possible future careers in action. For the complete university experience there is the fun stuff too; a visit to the Forum Sports and Aquatic Centre and a special event that will be revealed at the Summer School.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The Girls' Choices Summer School is supported by Commonwealth Equity funds with most expenses covered, including accommodation, all meals and excursions. Students do have to pay a non-refundable attendance fee of $50 (Incl. GST). They are also responsible for all travel costs to and from Newcastle. In cases of financial hardship, assistance will be considered on written application.