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Schools Engagement

The University is committed to providing every young person with the opportunity to access higher education and reach their potential.

This is reflected in our Schools Engagement Strategy (PDF 1MB), which aims to "expand opportunities for young people from a wide range of backgrounds to benefit from higher education through offering well designed and coordinated activities and programs that increase and support progression to, and successful participation in, higher education".

Schools Engagement (PDF 383KB) offers a comprehensive range of activities and opportunities for schools, TasTAFE, students and staff to work together. These include informing aspirations activities, providing opportunities for students to get a taste of University life through discovery and taster days, the University Connections (UCP) and High Achiever Programs (HAP), progression agreements, scholarships and awards, professional development for teaching staff and research.

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Opportunities for Schools


For students training to be teachers in early childhood, primary and secondary sectors. Professional Experience placements are an integral part of preparing for a profession in education.

Professional Development

Wide range of training and staff development programmes from university familiarisation, workshops, conferences and short courses to Associate Degrees, Degrees, Masters and PhD programmes.

Research and Evaluation

Participation in cutting edge research and incorporate research as part of professional development. Be a partner in the development of evaluation systems to measure the impact and outcome of activities

Opportunities for Students

UTASConnect Program of Activities

The University has introduced a new program UTASConnect. This program draws together a range of opportunities for students and staff in schools, and TasTAFE, to engage with a wide spectrum of activities and events with the University of Tasmania.

It enables students to:

  • Experience a taste of what the University of Tasmania can offer them in a fun and engaging way, either on campuses or in the school environment
  • Explore areas of study which may not be part of their school or college curriculum
  • Gain confidence in their ability to undertake university level study