Campus News Archive
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
This week 15 staff and students participated in a 2-day Mental Health First Aid Course organised and funded by UOW Wellbeing, with the support of UOW Southern Highlands staff. The course was delivered by Cameron Faricy from “Mind in your Business”.
Participants found the course extremely useful and eye opening as it gave them a better understanding of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, psychosis and substance abuse. The course also taught skills in how to approach someone in crisis.
“Thank you for providing such an informative and relevant course this week. The content was enlightening and provided useful resources for campus tutoring and community life. Many Thanks”- Jody Cauduro a tutor in the Master of Teaching at UOW Southern Highlands
“Particularly good facilitator a really good balance of information and application. I have already recommended the course and this facilitator to my children’s High School” -Leanne Brereton, Head Tutor, Business
“I feel it has given me the skills to and confidence to be able to approach someone who may be in crisis. It also helped to break down some of the stigma attached to mental health”- Melissa Beville, UOW Southern Highlands student
Pathway Program Graduation
Congratulations to the student s who recently completed our Pathway Program at UOW Southern Highlands. Seven students completed the CIV in Retail Management program and UOW transition modules offered under this UOW In2Uni program. See the Southern Highlands News article for more information and photos.
Jan. 22, 2016, 6 a.m. By Emily Bennett
DECIDING what you want to do after the Higher School Certificate ( HSC) can be tough.
University of Wollongong Southern Highlands staff have given four students the opportunity to try university life to help them decide.
Students participated in an intensive summer master class and studied a humanities-based subject.
The subject explored a range of recent global and social issues in relation to the HSC English theme Discovery.
Bowral High School student Caitlin Stephens said she gained more than an academic advantage during the program.
"We were reminded that it wasn't about marks, it was about the confidence we gained to tackle a university workload," Ms Stephens said.
"The workload was intensive and the days were long but we had so much support."
Three students from Bowral High School and one student from Glenfield in Sydney undertook the summer holiday course.
Campus manager Stephen Lowe said he was happy with the students' commitment to the program.
"I'm pleased to provide students with the opportunity to have a taste of university life" Mr Lowe said.
The program was run by staff from UOW's In2Uni program and was designed to complement the current HSC curriculum.