As part of your registration, students are able to select two of the following 90-minute academic led sessions for the day. Students will complete one session in the morning and one in the afternoon.
Acting and Theatre Making
Receive a quick-fire crash course in contemporary theatre making and acting! A drama workshop on some of the skills and practices that make UniSQ Theatre students some of the most well-employed and highly regarded in the Australian theatre industry. Led by award-winning playwright and UniSQ Lecturer, David Burton.
Advertising (The Power of Advertising)
Experience the power of advertising in this 90-minute advertising experience session led by our UniSQ Academics. Learn how to craft your own ad concept and how to pitch your idea!
Animal Science (Emerging Technologies)
In this 90-minute session, students will get a taste of what it is like to be an animal scientist. They will enjoy hands on activities learning about animal health, welfare and behaviour, nutrition, and reproduction and the role that sensors and technology have in their management.
Business (The Future of Jobs in the era of Artificial Intelligence)
Explore the impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation In this 90-minute business experience session. Discover how business can thrive in this new era, explore the application of AI in business and brainstorm new uses for AI technology with our UniSQ Business Academics.
Civil Engineering (Bridge Construction)
In this 90-minute sessions, students will construct a bridge with limited resources and time constraints. Students will learn fundamental principles of Civil Engineering and Construction Management.
Criminology (Under the influence Goggles)
This activity will provide students with an introduction to the discipline of criminology and the career options for a criminology graduate. Students will have an opportunity to participate in an interactive activity where they will perform tasks wearing goggles that simulate vision impairment at different levels of drug and/or alcohol intoxication.
Electrical Engineering (Digital Signals – your Picture and your Voice)
In this session, students will discover what “signals” make up your voice, how each person’s voice is different, about the mathematics of sound. You will experiment with “anti-noise” to cancel out sound and discover the underlying “signals” in pictures, and how colours are formed.
English Literature (What makes for good writing?)
What makes for good writing? In this session, participants find out by stepping into the role of a judge of the Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize along with a current member of the judging panel.
Film (Indie Film – lights, camera, action… on a budget)
Low budget film making is a skill, and our UniSQ Film lecturer,Simon Van Der Spoel shares his 18 years of industry experience on how to make something from nothing, to help you bring your idea to life with the resources you have on hand
Geographic Information Systems (Monitoring and mapping natural disasters by satellite)
Since satellite data started to explain the global environmental conditions in the 1970s, a revolutionary change has occurred in natural resource management and disaster monitoring. This session will teach the basics of satellite remote sensing, GIS (Geographic Information Systems), and how to map disaster affected areas on Google Earth using two case studies. Students will engage with hands-on exercises to create a map about recent devastating floods in QLD/NSW using MODIS satellite data in the Google Earth environment. Also, a short case study about how satellite imagery and GIS can be used in the human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka.
Law (Rights Balloon)
In this session, students will conduct a mini ‘moot’ exercise. Students will have a chance to develop and argue their own case on a provided topic. In addition you'll learn what lawyers really do and where a career in law can take you.
Maths (Geoffrey Chaucer and the Astrolabe) - Morning Session
The astrolabe has been used since antiquity as a multi-purpose tool for measurement and surveying. It was a compass for pilgrims and an even an essential instrument to the medieval physician. Geoffrey Chaucer wrote what was perhaps the first scientific paper detailing the uses of this classical instrument. Written in the late 14th century, and addressed to his son, Thomas; Geoffrey Chaucer's 'Treatise on the Astrolabe' written in old English details practical methods and uses of the astrolabe that can be applied in today's mathematics classroom. This session will explain some of these methods and involve the construction of a take home astrolabe using templates developed by the European Southern Observatory.
Maths (Einstein's Theory of Relativity) - Afternoon Session
Einstein’s relativity is not as difficult as it might seem. In this session students will explore, Special Relativity. UniSQ Lecturers will explain the main points of the theory:
why length of the same object is different when measured by different observers, why time slows down in a rocket, and how we can travel into the future.
Mechanical Engineering (Simple machines - Gears)
in this session, students will identify and list parts of a toy gear box. Assemble the gears according to the instructions provided. Enclose gears into the plastic housing with the motor. Power the gear box and keep running and observe the motor speed. Practise the fundamentals of mechanical engineering.
Medical Sciences Laboratory (Diagnosing Baby Marie)
In this session, students will have a taste of what it is like to be a biomedical scientist and medical laboratory scientist. They will enjoy hands on activities in our science laboratories learning about the genetics and biology of heritable diseases of the blood system. They will examine normal and abnormal blood slides and perform molecular biology techniques to investigate the genetics of the disease.
Experience Nursing at UniSQ through our Experience Day nursing activity. This 90-minute session will give you a hands-on look at Nursing led by our experienced Registered Nurse Academics
In this session, students will have an opportunity to learn what it takes to be a Paramedic. Led by our UniSQ paramedicine lecturers, you will have an opportunity to experience hands-on activities that mimic some of the the skills of a real life paramedic.
Physics and Physical Sciences (Plasma physics)
Plasma is the most common state of matter in the universe and was the first state of matter to exist after of the big bang. Plasma is essentially the collection of a number of gas molecules with their electrons removed, so it’s basically an ionised gas. We don’t find plasma on the earth’s surface naturally, but it is used in lots of modern technology. Students will explore the concept of plasma with hands on activities that involve plasma lamps, and additionally explore concepts electrostatics, oscillating electric fields and plasma as a conductor.
What is public relations? Find out by working with our PR team to organise and spread the word about the Phoenix Festival, a giant three-day post-Covid celebration of Indie music!
Experience Surveying at UniSQ through our drones in surveying activity. Get the chance to fly our UniSQ Drones in this 90-minute session. The session will give you a hands-on look at Surveying and how Drones are used to aid in surveying techniques as well as the variety of uses for drones in real world situations, led by our own UniSQ academics.
Urban and Regional Planning (Natural Hazards in Your Backyard)
Take a virtual trip around your neighbourhood identifying and mitigating the impacts of natural hazards using the local planning scheme. In this session you will take on the role of the planner to use data and design techniques to protect life and property from natural disasters.
Visual Arts (Introduction to Screenprinting)
In this session, participants will learn foundational and experimental screenprinting techniques. These will be used to create a range of multilayered prints on paper and fabric surfaces.
Wildlife Management (Whose scat is that?)
Whose scat is that? Come along to learn all about how to identify wildlife from a variety of methods, and spend 90 minutes in the shoes of a wildlife management student!