uni 2 beyond is an innovative and award-winning social inclusion initiative for people with intellectual disability who want to experience university life. Through uni 2 beyond, participants are supported to take part in university life as audit (non-enrolled) students. uni 2 beyond supports each participant to make social connections through a mentoring program and to work towards individual learning outcomes. As non-enrolled students, uni 2 beyond participants do not pay tuition fees to the university.
uni 2 beyond aims to build the capacity of people with intellectual disability in the areas of social and community participation, relationships and lifelong learning. uni 2 beyond does this by offering its participants an individualised program, which includes:
Facilitated social inclusion activities on the university campus
Peer mentoring for social and community participation and learning
Opportunities to join university clubs and societies, for social engagement with peers and lifelong learning
Auditing of university lectures and tutorials in areas of personal choice and interest
Support to work towards individualised learning outcomes that suit each person’s strengths and interests
Internship opportunities to enhance work skills and confidence as well as social and community participation.
The Centre for Disability Studies acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.