The Winter School is a program for Indigenous students in Years 10, 11 and 12 who are considering further studies beyond high school. It is coordinated by Nura Gili, the Indigenous Programs Unit at UNSW. It is a week long program which is designed to provide students with the opportunity to experience what university life is all about, through academic lectures and tutorials, and team building activities. It's also a great opportunity to interact with university staff, current students and fellow applicants, as well as partake in cultural activities and more.
Students spend time in their chosen faculty for three days of the program, giving them insight into study areas that interest them. During the three days spent in the Medicine Faculty, students participate in tutorials, lectures, clinical skill sessions (ie. taking blood pressures and practising suturing on pig trotters), a visit to the Museum of Human Diseases, a Sports Science Activity, and a field day visit to St Vincent's Hospital, which includes tours of the Emergency Department and Simulation Centre, and a plastering session.
To add to the experience, accommodation is provided in campus colleges and the whole program is at no cost to the student.
Winter School 4-8 July 2016
For more information on the Winter School program click here.