Who can apply to participate in the Forum? Applications to participate in the full program are open to two groups: - school students entering year 11 or 12 in 2016 - current university students willing to act as mentors
How will applicants be chosen? There are a limited number of places at the Forum, so applicants will be chosen on the grounds of the depth of their engagement with the humanities, commitment to positive social action, and capacity to benefit from the experience.
When will you tell me the outcome of my application? We will contact all applicants to advise them of the result of their application by 14 December 2015.
How much does it cost? Participation in the Forum is entirely free. Please note that participants will be responsible for their own transport to and from the University of Melbourne each day and for bringing a packed lunch.
I live a long way from Melbourne. Can you provide me with any help to pay for transport or accommodation? We have a limited number of bursaries for rural students who live more than 2 hours from Melbourne by public transport. If you are from a regional area closer in (eg. Ballarat, Geelong) we may be able to accommodate you instead of have you commute if there is space, so please ask. The residential component for rural students, like the Forum as a whole, is free of charge. We may be able to assist with transport costs if these would prevent you from attending the Forum.
In 2016, I will be a year 10 student but I am taking a year 11 enhancement subject. Can I still apply? Yes, but be aware that we may give priority to students undertaking a full program of year 11 or 12 studies.
I love humanities subjects, but I’m not always the top student in my class. Can I still apply? Yes. If the humanities matter to you, and you are keen to make a difference in the world, we strongly encourage you apply even if you don’t get an A+ for every assignment. We will consider the thoughtfulness of your application and your reasons for wanting to attend.
I can’t come to the whole program, but I would like to attend some sessions if possible. Is this ok? Priority will be given to applicants who can commit to attending the entire two-day program. Public forums will be held at the close of each day and those who cannot attend the whole program are warmly invited to take up this opportunity to participate in the Forum.
Photo: Richard Roche
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