About astar

About Astar

ASTAR is made by students, for students. With a wealth of knowledge about school subjects, we’re here to support you at high school and beyond.

We offer heaps of articles about HSC subjects, study tips, and general wellbeing. High school is a stressful time, and we’re here to make it a little bit better.

Want to get writing?

If you think you have some awesome info about how to nail drama, history or any other subject at school; then write about it! We want to give you a voice, and share your knowledge with other people just like you. We also welcome articles about general wellbeing, mental health and what it’s like to be a teenager.

Help us make ASTAR the go to place for high school students, wanting a foot up in the world.

Because ASTAR is a place for people to speak authentically about their experiences, you may find some of our articles controversial, or even upsetting. Although opinions expressed in our articles do not reflect those of either ASTAR or the University of Sydney, we welcome our readers to write in or comment in order to offer their own views. Don’t be afraid to get involved in the conversation!

But who are we, really? What shadowy figures lurk behind the curtain? Actually, we’re pretty well lit, and prefer blinds to curtains. ASTAR is an initiative of Widening Participation and Outreach (WPO) at the University of Sydney and partners.

And what’s WPO? We’re an elite force for good, with one united vision: to create and sustain a university in which, for the benefit of Australia and the wider world, the brightest and most promising students, regardless of their cultural or social background, can thrive and realise their potential.