Centre for University Pathways and Partnerships

The Centre for University Pathways and Partnerships (CUPP) mission is to create entry pathways to university study, increase participation in tertiary education and to foster sustainable partnerships that provide an enduring benefit to local communities and to the University of Tasmania.

We are a first point of contact at UTAS for:

The CUPP team are located on the Launceston Campus with academic coordinators and teaching staff also located Hobart and the Cradle Coast Campus.


OLT - Maths Pathways - From VET to Higher Education

The Maths Pathways OLT funded project will provide the maths skills students need to move successfully from selected VET qualifications to particular University courses.

Mathematics Pathways for Engineering and Education are now available. Mathematics Pathways for Business and Health Science will be available in 2015.

AMSPP - Evaluating and selecting STEM resources: capacity building for teachers in rural and regional schools

Provide a framework by which teachers can select maths and science teaching resources (human expertise, online or material) that are best suited to their needs and context. Raise the confidence and resilience of teachers in rural and regional schools in relation to maths/science knowledge and its application. Assist teachers to inspire rural and regional students and improve their achievements in maths/science and inclination to continue its study beyond.

HEPPP - Pathways to Success and a Place in Tasmania's Future Economy

To increase participation in higher education through initiatives and pathways which inform and build aspiration, provide smooth transitions and enable current and future students, families and communities to engage with career possibilities aligned with Tasmania's industries of the future: food, advanced manufacturing, tourism and health.

Staff News and Achievements

Congratulations to Nicole Crawford, Paula Johnson and Florence Ko who are the recipients of Teaching Merit Certificates for 2014. The awards were given to Nicole, Paula and Florence for the outstanding academic contribution they have made and continue to make in the University Preparation Program and the Foundation Pathways of the Bachelor of General Studies.

A new study that explores the medium to longer-term outcomes of participation in UPP on Cradle Coast students, in terms of further study, employment, community involvement and geographic mobility has been released. 

The Cradle Coast Campus Boundary Research Fund Report was co-authored by Susan Johns, Nicole Crawford, Mike Harris, Cherie Hawkins, Lynn Jarvis and David McCormack