Innovative use of adaptive technologies to teach engineering and a scheme that encourages disadvantaged students into university have won UNSW two prestigious teaching awards.
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.
Meet Taniela Afu, the first in his family to attend university. He credits UNSW's ASPIRE program, which mentors high school students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, for his success.
A group of primary school students are already making plans for university study following the launch of UNSW's newest social inclusion initiative, XPLORE UNSW.
UNSW's ASPIRE program has doubled in size this year, with 11 local high schools benefiting from the groundbreaking social inclusion initiative.