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Future Moves

The Future Moves program aims to inspire school students and young people from regional and rural areas to attend university. Working across more than 70 partner schools, Future Moves sees approximately 14,000 students each year. Future Moves’ core activities are workshops in schools and events on campus aimed at ensuring that students can act on their aspirations in informed and effective ways, have a greater awareness of the opportunities that arise from pursuing university study and an understanding of how university might be part of their future, while making school studies more relevant.
Future Moves
Future MovesThursday, June 7th, 2018 at 10:41pm
Strong Moves in the Riverina

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students from Mount Austin High School & Albury’s James Fallon High School and Murray High School - NSW DEC finished off their CSU Strong Moves experience last week.

Across 4 Strong Moves sessions in May and June, the students participated in a number of workshops including Agriculture, Botany, Aboriginal Bush Foods & Medicine, Podiatry, Nursing and Environmental Science.

In honour of the National Reconciliation Week theme “Don’t Keep History a Mystery”, the students participated in their final workshop focussed on Aboriginal history and culture. With a new appreciation of their history the students can hopefully dream big and plan for a brighter future.

Many thanks to the Academic staff for running the workshops, the Ngungilanna and Winan Gidyal Indigenous Student Centre staff for their hospitality, the Schools for their support and the Students themselves for making it a great program.

Peter Beath | Indigenous Liaison Coordinator, Future Moves
Future Moves
Future MovesWednesday, June 6th, 2018 at 7:34pm
Camden Haven High School – Distance Education

Future Moves had the pleasure of meeting distance education students from Camden Haven High School at the Port Macquarie Charles Sturt University campus on Monday.

The students came from across the state, with some students even coming all the way from the idyllic shores of Lord Howe Island, to participate in environmental science and graphic design activities with our academics as part of their three day mini-school.

After getting our hands dirty simulating an oil spill and playing around with design resources, the day concluded with a Future Moves leader Q&A panel run by our current students, which provided some insight into what university life is like.

We hope you had as much fun as we did, and we look forward to working with you again at your next mini-school adventure!

Tahlia Danks | School Outreach Officer
Future Moves
Future MovesMonday, May 14th, 2018 at 1:08pm
Never too young to look to the future...

Last week the Central West Future Moves team traveled out to
Yeoval Central School. Students from kindergarten through to year 10 participated in workshops designed to build aspiration for careers and higher education. K-2 students explored the vast career opportunities in science and conducted a molecular science based experiment. The older students investigated how their interests can be applied to a wide variety of career options and pathways toward study for the future.

Needless to say, the highlight of the day from the youngest to the oldest, was interacting with and picking the brains of one of our dedicated Future Moves leader volunteers. Thanks Angus!

We look forward to seeing Yeoval Central School students again in the near future.

Renae Symons | School Outreach Officer, Central West
Future Moves
Future MovesSaturday, May 12th, 2018 at 8:08pm
NISEP – National Indigenous Science Education Program

Students from four Future Moves partner schools in the Mid North Coast region (Wauchope High School, Macleay Vocational College and Hastings Secondary College Port Macquarie and Westport) came onto the CSU Port Macquarie campus on Tuesday to participate in a range of fun science experiments.

The students had a blast making slime, writing secret ink messages and beating their teachers in a student vs teacher science race!

Thank you to everyone involved on the day – if the amount of smiling and laughing was anything to go from, it appears we might just have some budding Indigenous scientists in our local schools!

Photo credit: Hastings Secondary College

Tahlia Danks | School Outreach Officer, Port Macquarie
Future Moves
Future MovesThursday, May 10th, 2018 at 6:48pm
Strong Moves
Last Friday Students from Mount Austin High School, James Fallon High School and Murray High School - NSW DEC participated in the first Strong Moves sessions for 2018.

The students had a great time looking at Agriculture, Botany and Aboriginal Bush Foods & Medicine.

Many thanks to the staff from CSU School of Agriculture & Wine Sciences, Ngungilanna Indigenous Student Centre, Aunty Gail Clark and Aunty Gail Manderson for showing the students a great day.

Tomorrow the Group is off to CSU Albury-Wodonga for another fantastic experience.

Peter Beath | Indigenous Liaison Coordinator, Future Moves