Building relationships with year 12 students whose attendance at university identifies them as the first in their family.
Our FirstGEN program has been developed to provide consistent and high level support to ‘first in family’ identified Year 12 students and their families throughout their final year of high school and into their first year of university.
Facilitated by our Domestic Student Recruitment Team and attended by student ambassadors who are currently studying at the University of Adelaide. The aim of the program is to build high school student’s university knowledge and prepare Year 12’s for a bright future.
Program sessions include:
- small group interactive Q&A sessions about key university concepts
- small group sessions with students and their parents to discuss the key university concepts
- small group sessions planning Open Day schedules
- small group SATAC application workshops
- small group university orientation sessions
Key benefits for participanting students in this program include:
- One on one student support from the University of Adelaide
- Broaden student awareness, understanding and confidence in regards to their attendance at university
- Students are able to share knowledge with their friends and family, building their cultural capital
- Students feel fully equipped to enter the next phase of their education
“After having the conversation with my some of my classmates, it seemed to boost their confidence about really considering going to uni”
“It allows students to develop an understanding of university and what to expect”
“So valuable for those young people who have no previous connection to university”
“The one on one support was very helpful and really help the students to make more informed decisions on their application.”