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MAKING CENTS OF POST-SCHOOL OPTIONS

MAKING CENTS OF POST-SCHOOL OPTIONS

THINKING THROUGH THE COSTS OF A GAP YEAR AND UNI.

Planning uni, a gap year, or both?  Or maybe just a huge post-HSC celebration? No matter what, having a little bit of money stashed away and knowing how much things costs may make you feel sure of your decisions.

Money is a big part of figuring out how to do uni. Listen to some uni students and their money management tips to get some inspiration about what might work for you.

IN HIGH SCHOOL?

There are heaps of ‘right’ ways to save money, but we’re just thinking through one with you this week.

MAKING CENTS

Download this two-page activity for help figuring out how much savings you could have at the end of high school.

ON A GAP YEAR?

Feeling confident about the cost of university? First, map out what you’re excited and worried about. Are you all set for accommodation, but nervous about managing your bills? Writing down your concerns visually is a great way to find answers for them!

After you complete the compass graphic organiser, you can begin researching all you need to know. The Get More section is a good place to start.

Resource links:

Download to get started

GETTING HELP?

Worried about money after school? Even your friends and family who haven’t been to uni or taken a gap year, have done money stuff and can help you.  This tool might help to start conversations around developing money skills so you can stop worrying about it

If you want to connect your family, friends, teachers, neighbours and dog with more resources like this, have them sign up today in the sign up portal below.

WANT MORE?

There’s also other important university money related things you might want to know more about.

And if this month has got you pumped about saving money, check out the Barefoot Investor for some great money advice.

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Was the ‘gap year’ resource we shared with you any help? We want to know what you think. 

A ‘gap year’ means taking a ‘break’ to engage in various activities between the end of high school and starting your next study.

The University of Sydney is collaborating with the University of Canberra, the University of Wollongong and the Country Education Foundation to develop a free and non-branded information resource to help people decide about gap years and transition from a gap year to the university or other further studies.

Please know that the resource is free and available to everyone; but, this resource is something new … so we are keen to know what people think about it and to research whether the resource is useful or not.

Participate in research now.

You don’t have to participate in any research just because you use or subscribe to the resource.  If you don’t want to participate in the research, just go back to using the resource like normal.