ASPIRE Program

3 Minute Thesis 2019

Nanomedicine presentation earns PhD candidate John Kokkinos top prize at UNSW 3MT grand final.

UNSW staff and students with ASPIRE ambassadors and Matt Thistlethwaite, MP for Kingsford Smith

The Labor government has committed millions to expand the reach of UNSW's ASPIRE program to transform lives by boosting access to tertiary education for disadvantaged communities.


An $800,000 funding boost puts UNSW’s outreach program, ASPIRE, on the road to even greater success.


From promoting rural medical education and researching renewable energy to inspiring country students into higher education, UNSW is committed to making a difference to regional Australia.


UNSW’s ASPIRE program aims to show students from disadvantaged backgrounds that a university education is a viable option for anyone.


Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has joined around 170 people from business, education and the arts to launch UNSW Chancellor David Gonski's book “I gave a Gonski: Selected Speeches”.


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Dream, believe, create, succeed – rap artist, documentary maker and COFA alumnus Macario De Souza’s advice to UNSW’s latest group of ASPIRE students.

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The youngest students ever to take part in UNSW’s ASPIRE program have travelled from remote Tullibigeal to experience university for the first time.

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UNSW’s ASPIRE program, now in its fourth year, continues to increase the number of disadvantaged students enrolling at university.


The number of students from disadvantaged backgrounds enrolling at university is set to increase following a $4.6 million expansion of UNSW’s ASPIRE program.