Helping Hand for Higher Education Transition

by | Jul 17, 2018 | Bush Voices

With university open days and information sessions underway, the Country Education Partnership (CEP) has been busy establishing a Helping Hand Approach for rural kids preparing to move away from home next year.

In 2018, our Rural Youth Ambassador Alumni are ready and raring to guide prospective students and their families through open days, facility tours and other orientation opportunities.

We all know it can be a very daunting experience for prospective students (and their parents) deciding where to study and where to live; why not make it easier with some local knowledge from a fellow country kid?

Through its Rural Inspire CEP has Rural Youth Ambassadors based in and/or available at:

All Victorian regional universities
All Melbourne universities and training organisations
All Adelaide universities
Canberra universities
The Armed Services

It is anticipated the RYA Helping Hand Scheme will provide first-hand knowledge of what it’s like transitioning from a rural/remote community to a larger regional or metropolitan centre for further study and/or employment.

Our RYA Alumni know what it’s like to transition from a rural setting to campus life (or shared accommodation).

They know the challenges, the concerns, the fun and the frivolity — their knowledge is invaluable for other country kids preparing to take the same leap!

The Helping Hand Scheme is FREE, all you need to do is express your interest by emailing

And for further insight, hit this link: Rural-Inspire-Post-School-Network-2018.