1. Provide a summary of your idea OR share your skills & interests to help others collaborate with you (MAX 200 WORDS).Remeber you can enrol in the program as an individual/team with a business idea or as a person that wants to join a team
The transition from high school to University is an extremely dynamic and delicate process that is often overlooked. Our team (HUNI) aims to guide students through the this transition by developing and delivering a coaching program based on sound psychological principles. Recognising that nearly 50% of year 12 students experience anxiety at levels of clinical concern, it has come to our attention that this is a field that lacks recognition and support (The Conversation 2015). Prevention is most certainly better than cure. Skills need to be taught and coping mechanisms should be readily available for these students to build independence in a foreign environment. Drop out rates amongst first year University students have reached their peak at 14.79% (Selected Higher Education Statistics, 2014). We sit the students in the drivers seat- they will guide, discuss, identify their own goals and anxieties they will face accordingly. In conjunction with this, we also offer continued support through an online toolkit including resources, social forums, further coping mechanisms and relevant contacts. We believe it is integral for this program to be delivered by us-younger students- who have recognised the support in this critical period of transition.