Tamworth Secondary Students Experience Uni Life

Published 07 October 2011

bool.jpgTwenty secondary students from three Tamworth schools will visit the University of New England in Armidale as guests of The Smith Family on Wednesday 5th October to help develop their understanding of university life.

The students, in Years 7 to 10, from Peel High, Oxley High and Tamworth High Schools, are supported by The Smith Family’s Learning for Life program, which connects them with opportunities and networks to help them reach their potential.

Students will undertake faculty tours, participate in workshops and hear from university staff during the visit, giving them a small taste of the opportunities available to them once they leave school.

“Students will be able to ask questions of university staff about the plans they need to put in place now to pursue their goals at university and ultimately fulfill their career ambitions,” said Learning for Life Worker with The Smith Family, Sarah Taylor.

The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity, helping disadvantaged Australian children to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. For more information visit www.thesmithfamily.com.au