Looking for an opportunity to inspire and motivate your young people about their future?

Would like to see more students pursuing studies in Asian languages, Geography, AAP, Asian Studies, Health Studies & VET Tourism?  

Could do with a free day out from school for your classes without any preparation?

Guilford Young College together with the University of Tasmania’s Asia Institute, the Tasmanian Catholic Education Office and the Tasmanian Geography Teacher’s Association, invites you to our Asia Pacific Geopathways conference – a day for Year 10-12 students across all sectors to get together and explore opportunities available post-Year 12 through studying current issues, languages, cultures and geographies of the Asia Pacific region.

With dynamic presenters, interactive presentations and student MCs, this is going to be an inspirational and fun experience for students from schools across all sectors to get together.

The conference will make explicit links to further education, careers and opportunities available as a result of studying the following TASC subjects: Australia in Asia and the Pacific, Asian Studies (UTas College Program), Geography, Health Studies, VET Tourism, Asian Languages (Japanese, Chinese and Indonesian).

Basically, the conference seeks to answer “Where can studying these subjects take me after Year 12?”

Any students (and teachers!) interested in social justice, human development, environmental issues, different cultures and societies, having a gap year, volunteering and travel and tourism will find something to inspire them.

The conference will be held on Thursday 23 August from 9:30 am until 2 pm at GYC Glenorchy Campus.

  • Teachers are invited to bring students they believe would benefit from this experience.
  • The conference is designed for a student audience – the goal is to be engaging and FUN!
  • The conference is open to Year 10-12 students; however, genuinely interested Year 9 students are also welcome.
  • Our auditorium can cater up to 500 guests – feel free to bring whole classes.
  • Bookings can be made by going to: https://www.trybooking.com/WIFY
  • Catering? Morning tea is provided for teachers. Limited food items will be available for purchase, thus students are encouraged to bring their own recess and lunch. (More information regarding catering will be provided upon confirmation of numbers – the more numbers, the more variety we will be able to offer).
  • Thanks to the Asia Institute, the event is free entry. Schools need only arrange their own transport to and from the event. Buses can pull directly into the Bowden Street entrance and drop off at the turning circle.
  • More information? Contact Erin Leder (eleder@gyc.tas.edu.au)

flyer: Asia

Erin Leder, teacher, Guilford Young College