Showcasing ASPIRE to UNSW | Aspire
ASPIRE held a special showcase specifically for UNSW staff to help them gain a better understanding of widening participation and why outreach is an important part of UNSW’s social justice strategy.
More than 150 staff took the opportunity to listen to presentations from ASPIRE's Director, Dr Ann Jardine, UNSW’s President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Jacobs, Professor Eileen Baldry, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Inclusion and Diversity and the ASPIRE team at the special event.
Engineering student Ateeq-ur Rahman also gave an insight into the ASPIRE program from the perspective of a former school student at Holroyd High School, one of ASPIRE's partner schools, and then as a volunteer ASPIRE Ambassador while a university student at UNSW.
Guests were also able to view an extensive visual display highlighting ASPIRE's work as well as meet ASPIRE staff and learn more about current projects, upcoming events and see some in-school activities in action. Staff were encouraged to become actively involved in our new initiatives to help ASPIRE students seek a university education.