October 13th, 2017

LEAP changes in 2018

The LEAP Steering Committee has decided to discontinue funding for the current centralised model LEAP Program at the end of 2017. In 2018, individual Universities will assume responsibility for all aspects of LEAP activity delivery. The LEAP website will continue to provide students with profession based information and resources for students, teachers and parents.

What will change?

The LEAP Program Office, the centralised online application function for activities, and the central enquiry service will cease at that time. However, the LEAP website will offer links to each university and the rich content about LEAP Professions will continue to be maintained.

We anticipate that the Widening Participation unit at each university will continue to offer LEAP Priority schools access to outreach programs and activities, including the popular profession-based activities developed for LEAP.
Program Outcomes to date

We believe the program has been very successful. By the end of 2017, LEAP will have engaged with around 40,000 students through LEAP activities and events. Our aim has been to support these students, from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds, to connect with the professions and to inform their aspirations for university. You can read more at History of the Program. That page will be updated at end 2017, when final data for 2016-2017 has been compiled.

I would like to thank the LEAP Team and Partner Universities, both present and past, for their efforts since LEAP's inception in 2012. And on behalf of the LEAP Team, thank you to all of the LEAP Priority Schools and students for your engagement and ongoing support of the Learn, Experience, Access Professions program. I trust that engagement will continue in 2018.

Peter Doolan
Program Manager,
Learn, Experience, Access Professions

By: Peter Doolan
Categories: LEAP Program news

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