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The ASSC outreach program aims to deliver a suite of activities that increase student capabilities, build self-confidence and raise awareness of career opportunities upon completion of a university degree.

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Middle year students

For students in the middle years, activities aim to:

  • Foster a sense of excitement and interest in ASSC-related disciplines
  • Extend skills and knowledge
  • Support and enrich school curriculum
  • Highlight career opportunities post university study
  • Utilise the University’s expertise and resources

Story Slams

Curriculum: Year 10 English

Dates: April, July, September

Duration: 2.5 hours

Location: Melbourne (Bundoora), Bendigo and Shepparton campus

Story Slams are creative writing workshops that aim to develop student confidence in language skills such as sharpening plot, structure and genre. They offer insights and tips into the analytical reading of texts and aim to inspire a sense of joy in storytelling. Presented by some of Australia’s leading prize winning authors, Story Slams enable students to learn directly from published authors about how to write for clarity and power.

Young Writers’ Awards

Curriculum: Year 10 English

Dates: Opens first day of term 3

La Trobe University invites Year 10 students to submit an original creative writing piece to the Young Writers’ Awards. Entries are judged by La Trobe’s distinguished Alumni. Prizes are announced at the Awards’ Night which celebrates the top 10 highly commended entries.

The competition is open to current year 10 students studying in Victoria or in guest border school communities.

For tips and advice from our previous top 10 entrants please visit our Young Writers’ Awards page.

The 2017 top 10 entries can be read in full in the Young Writers' Awards Anthology 2017 [PDF 368KB].

For enquiries please contact ASSC outreach (+61 03 9479 1197 ) or make a booking