Reservoir High was one of the original three schools participating in the La Trobe Uni Bridges project. This initiative began several years ago as a pilot program funded by the state government. The program has been widely acknowledged for its positive impact to the extent that it has moved beyond the pilot phase with several other schools now participating. Uni Bridges seeks to raise the aspirations of students by providing opportunities to experience various aspects of university life. The focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and the theme of preventing and curing disease in year 10 and 11 Science, Maths and English subjects allows students to make connections between their own learning, the world of tertiary study and embarking on a pathway to the real world of careers and work.
Applicants must study English/EAL, a maths and a science at year 12 level to be eligible to apply. As part of the process, students submit a digital portfolio of work samples and deliver a presentation to a panel. Uni Bridges provides a very special opportunity for students for whom tertiary education may not have been possible. Those who do not apply for a Uni Bridges place also benefit immensely from the work undertaken and the outreach learning experiences in LaTrobe University laboratories and other facilities.