HSC and Beyond Virtual Careers Expo series launched

InspirED helps students make decisions about the future. Image: inspired.edu.au

A free digital expo series that brings together experts from major universities and HSC specialists has been launched.

The HSC and Beyond Virtual Careers Expo series is being coordinated by education InspirED and will act as a virtual careers expo to help students, parents and schools navigate the months ahead after a turbulent start to the school year.

The first expo, which ran to May 31, brought together experts from all major NSW universities, tertiary providers, UAC, NESA and TAFE under one digital roof, accessible by family homes across the state.

From their ‘virtual booths’, advisers took one-on-one questions via chat and video chat on courses, early entry, and scholarships, as well as demystify the latest admissions advice to the more than 60,000 students who’ve already signed up.

Participants were also able to access free virtual lectures from senior teachers and markers on exam success, remote learning advice and tips for building resilience during this stressful time.

“It doesn’t take a global pandemic to remind most parents and teachers that the only person in control of exam outcomes is the student themselves.

“We’ve seen repeatedly that students who adopt the right mindset can achieve anything, no matter the circumstance,” said InspirED Cofounders, Shane and Kathryn Hardcastle.

“We want every student and parent to benefit from this free opportunity to learn strategies for success and building resilience.

“This won’t be the last time students experience adversity, so it’s as good a time as any to learn how to navigate it.

“We’re particularly excited to give students in remote or regional parts of NSW the opportunity to access the same information as those in urban areas,” they said.

Interested students can find out more by visiting InspirED’s website.

Press release, May 25
Jessica Richards, Millard Communications