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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.
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Future MovesWednesday, October 4th, 2017 at 4:44pm
Starting to think about life after school and wondering if you can afford to go to uni?

Remember - whether you go to Uni, work or TAFE you will have to pay for somewhere to live and for your life essentials – phone and food! Uni fees can be put off (deferred) through HECS-HELP until you are earning enough money to start paying small amounts back.

Check out the Future Moves website for info about what uni really costs and how to pay for it. You'll find it easier to focus on your goals and the many ways to reach them.

Good Luck!

Lyn Cooper, Program Coordinator | Future Moves Riverina
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Future MovesSaturday, September 23rd, 2017 at 1:55am
As the sun set over the rolling hills, CSU Orange Campus awoke.

On Wednesday night Charles Sturt University - CSU, in partnership with Future Moves, Explorations, Orange Planetariumand Bathurst Observatory Research Facility, held a celebration of culture and astronomy.

At dusk, the yarning circle, Girinyalanha, filled with people of all ages, colouring the darkness with glow sticks and fluoro painted faces. Meanwhile, the Canobolas Clontarf Academy put their skills to the test as they prepped dozens of Johnny cakes and manned the BBQ to feed the masses.

The night started with a Wiradjuri Welcoming delivered by Michael Newman from Orange Local Aboriginal Lands Council. Following that, two spectacular traditional dances were performed by
Orange High School, Orange NSW DEC students, accompanied by the didgeridoo.

Guests tuned into the astronomy introduction by Ray Pickard from Bathurst Observatory Research Facility. They then made their way over to the telescopes to observe the depth of our skies with both Saturn and Jupiter putting on a spectacular show.

Thank you to the 200+ community members who attended this Sky Stories event!

Renae Symons, School Outreach Officer| Central West

Astronomy images courtesy of Ray Pickard
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Future MovesWednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 6:56pm
Better Insights for Brighter Futures

Strong Moves Port Macquarie went out with a bang (literally) for its final session this week. The school students found themselves as patients in a mass emergency, simulating a gas explosion at a music festival. The experience allowed the school students to play an active role in the first year paramedicine course as they spent the day interacting with university students and academics. The students are to be commended for their active involvement with the simulation.

The Strong Moves sessions familiarised students with the courses offered at Port Macquarie campus while guest speakers and mentors inspired them to strive for brighter futures as represented in the Strong Moves artwork.
Students across all Strong Moves programs are reminded to return the Expression of Interest promptly for the Strong Moves Camp that is being held in Bathurst in November.

Camden Haven High School Hastings Secondary College Melville High School Wauchope High School

Tanya Brown, Program Coordinator| Port Macquarie
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Future MovesMonday, September 18th, 2017 at 6:47pm
A Russian spacecraft re-entering the earth’s atmosphere!?

Future Moves and CSU Orange present to you a night of Astronomy and story-telling. Experience sky-gazing with the professionals through high-tech telescopes and see what is in our night skies.

Enjoy some cultural dancing and music provided by Orange High School, Orange NSW DEC School students and even have your face painted!
The Canobolas Clontarf Academy (Clontarf Foundation) from Canobolas Rural Technology High School will be cooking up a storm on the BBQ.

Lucky door prizes to be won on the night!

Renae Symons, School Outreach Officer | Central West
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Future MovesThursday, September 7th, 2017 at 5:50pm
What does their future hold?

Year 9 students from Kempsey Adventist School, Kempsey High School and Wingham High School gained insight into the opportunities that a university provides when considering post school options at the recent Future Directions Day at CSU Port Macquarie. Students participated in workshops with academic staff, that increased their awareness of what it is like to be a student studying psychology, environmental science and paramedicine. They also became familiar with the campus by completing a campus scavenger hunt. In addition to assisting with course related workshops, Future Moves Leaders kept students fed with a delicious BBQ and answered many questions about university life.

Bullseye charts are a great tool for creating discussion with your child about future possibilities. To discover the range of jobs that relate to your child's interests visit:

Tanya Brown, Program Coordinator | Port Macquarie