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Other engagement programs

In addition to the Schools Engagement team, there are a range of areas at the University that provide engagement opportunities for secondary schools. Our team can put you in touch with different areas of the University should your students be interested in a specific area.

The following programs are some of the other engagement programs offered at the University:

CDU Aspire Program

The Aspire Program is a partnership initiative between CDU and NT secondary schools. It aims to help students from a diversity of backgrounds to achieve their best results in secondary school and raise their aspirations to pursue tertiary study.

Recognising that financial hardship is just one barrier that prevents students from educational attainment, the Aspire Program is designed to support students' progression into tertiary study through a range of activities that build students' personal and educational development, grow their leadership potential and nurture in them a sense of social responsibility. This program offers financial support for students in Years 10 to 12 and the first year of uni, should they choose to study at CDU.

The program also offers one-off travel grants to students from regional and remote areas in Years 11 and 12 that will enable them to visit CDU's Casuarina campus to explore course options and to attend academic events such as Open Day and Year 10 Discovery Day.

For more information about this program visit the CDU Aspire Program page.

Research Project B

The SACE subject, Research Project B provides a vehicle for building academic literacies. The subject is a rich and challenging one that requires students to engage with community issues, think creatively and research, write and reflect on their learning.

Charles Darwin University provides compulsory academic literacy units, of which all undergraduate students must complete one. They are:

  • CUC100 Academic Literacies through Exploring Sustainability
  • CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology

Students who have completed Research Project B and presented to a panel of CDU moderators are eligible to apply for advanced standing for either of these core units. Those students found to have satisfied the required academic skills learning outcomes will receive the full 10 credit points and will thereby be exempt from studying the unit during their CDU enrolment.

For more information:

T: 08 946 6571

Engineering and Information Technology workshops

Charles Darwin University’s School of Engineering and Information Technology delivers a number of workshops designed to support secondary schools students studying ICT or Physics in Senior Secondary programs. All workshops are offered free of charge.

Find out more about high school workshops at CDU.