Student Equity

Aspire UWA

Working together for a brighter future

Aspire UWA works with more than 70 partner schools  and communities in regional Western Australia and Perth to raise aspirations for tertiary education. We encourage students who would not normally consider university to see the benefits and opportunities that university study offers.

We work closely with Western Australian high school students to inspire and educate them about the benefits and opportunities of university study.

Our partner schools value their unique relationship with Aspire UWA, and activities are tailored to each school, and each year group accordingly. Younger students enjoy active exploration of different disciplinary areas, while the reality of studying at university is reinforced for older students through explanation of pathways, support services and networks, academic revision workshops, and exposure to some of WA's best and brightest minds.

Our University partners, the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and the School of Indigenous Studies, provide specialist support to complement our engagement strategy, and staff and students from all across the University contribute to our success.

More than 80,000 students, teachers and families have been engaged in our campus, school and community-based activities since the program began in 2009.

We would like to thank the following supporters of the Aspire UWA program:
Alcoa Foundation

Our partner schools

Kimberley
  • Broome Senior High School
  • Derby District High School
  • East Kimberley College (previously Kununurra District High School)
  • Fitzroy Valley District High School
  • Halls Creek District High School
  • St Mary’s College
  • Wyndham District High School
Mid-west and Gascoyne
  • Carnamah District High School
  • Carnarvon Community College
  • Champion Bay Senior High School (previously John Willcock College)
  • Dongara District High School
  • Exmouth District High School
  • Geraldton Christian College (previously Strathalbyn Christian College)
  • Geraldton Grammar School
  • Geraldton Senior High School (previously Geraldton Senior College)
  • Jurien Bay District High School
  • Kalbarri District High School
  • Meekatharra District High School
  • Morawa District High School
  • Mount Magnet District High School
  • Mullewa District High School
  • Nagle Catholic College
  • Northampton District High School
  • St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic School
Peel
  • Austin Cove Baptist College
  • Byford Secondary College
  • Coodanup College
  • Foundation Christian College
  • Frederick Irwin Anglican School
  • Gilmore College
  • Halls Head College
  • Harvey Senior High School
  • John Tonkin College
  • Kolbe Catholic College
  • Mandurah Baptist College
  • Mandurah Catholic College
  • Pinjarra Senior High School
  • Rockingham Senior High School
  • Safety Bay Senior High School
  • Waroona District High School
  • Warnbro Community High School
Perth
  • Aranmore Catholic College
  • Balga Senior High School
  • Ballajura Community College
  • Belmont City College
  • Cecil Andrews College
  • Dianella Secondary College (formerly Mirrabooka Senior High School)
  • Darling Range Sports College
  • Eastern Hills Senior High School
  • Ellenbrook Secondary College
  • Fremantle College
  • Girrawheen Senior High School
  • Governor Stirling Senior High School
  • Hampton Senior High School
  • Joseph Banks Secondary College
  • Kelmscott Senior High School
  • Kiara College (formerly Lockridge Senior High School)
  • La Salle College
  • Lakeland Senior High School
  • Lumen Christi College
  • Lynwood Senior High School
  • Mercy College
  • Morley Senior High School
  • Southern River College
  • Swan View Senior High School
  • Thornlie Senior High School
  • Warwick Senior High School
Pilbara
  • Hedland Senior High School
  • Karratha Senior High School
  • Newman Senior High School
  • Roebourne District High School
  • St Luke’s College
  • Tom Price Senior High School

Student volunteers

Our Student Ambassadors are able to closely relate to high school students and share recent experiences of the journey from high school to university. In some cases, the Ambassadors know the high school students, which creates an even greater opportunity to forge relationships and openly discuss the challenges and benefits associated with attending university.

By providing a role model, Ambassadors help students see that they too can aspire to tertiary education. Become an Aspire UWA Student Ambassador and show high school students that uni is for everyone.

How to become a Student Ambassador

  • Have an interest in helping high school students aspire to university
  • Be able to contribute to events and activities throughout their year (no minimum commitment required)
  • Contact aspire@uwa.edu.au

Contact the Aspire UWA team