Future Moves has grown from Charles Sturt's commitment to lift participation in higher education by students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
It is a program for school students who have the potential to succeed at university but may come from families with little or no experience of higher education. We introduce them to the world of university study; communicate the benefits of higher education and addresses perceived barriers and encouraging them to become more confident in considering tertiary study as a realistic option in their career
Future Moves aims to:
- lift aspiration for university study;
- introduce the idea of a career and lifelong learning;
- raise awareness of post school options;
- demonstrate pathways and options;
- increase students' educational attainment whilst at school and
- engage with parents to help them support their children in their post-secondary choices.
The Future Moves team works in partnership with schools and their communities, bringing together University and industry partners to create a suite of engaging interactive activities for students in years 5-12. The team also work closely with local indigenous communities to develop activities specifically designed to encourage the participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Future Moves enables Charles Sturt to build a breadth and depth of engagement across a wide range of school, community and industry partners with over 50 external partners, 70 partner schools and 14,000 school students involved in the program each year.
A key feature of the program is the cohort of Charles Sturt students (currently 130) who volunteer as Future Moves Leaders to support the program's in-school workshops and on-campus events. Doing everything from assisting to facilitating workshops themselves, the leaders gain valuable skills and experience in diverse settings and provide a valuable link between the school students and the University.
Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie & Wagga Wagga
Academic Success, Office for Students
Aboriginal Carers Day Planning Group Albury Wodonga
Aboriginal Education Officers
Aunty Jean's program
Careers Advisers Association Albury Wodonga
City of Albury
CWP (Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Community Working Party)
DEECD (Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Department of Education and Communities
Koori Engagement Support Officers
Koori Interagency Network
NELLEN (North East Local Learning and Employment Network) Board
Parent and Community Engagement (PACE) Albury
Woomera Aboriginal Corporation