Student Edge is the largest member-based organisation of high school and tertiary students in Australia, with more than 750,000 members nationally.
Student Edge was started in 2003 by four students from Willetton Senior High School in Perth who recognised the gap between the school curriculum and essential life skills not being taught in classrooms.
Of particular concern was the pressure placed on students to choose the subjects that would determine their career pathway – at the tender age of 15 – with little support aside from a 600-page career profile book.
Student Edge was founded also to help students stretch their allowances further, in the face of the rising cost of living.
A website was built with the aim of helping students navigate their way through student life and to better prepare them for adulthood, with no hidden or political agendas.