UniSQ Discovery Days offer year 9 and 10 high school students opportunities to explore the variety of career pathways available to them. Teachers are invited to register their interest in our school engagement activities.
Meet our students and staff
These tailored, taster-style sessions are designed by our academics to help your students find skills they are good at and enjoy and identify a range of satisfying careers for their future. There will also be the opportunity to talk to our student ambassadors who will be able to share their experiences at UniSQ and answer questions about university life.
How to Register
Please register your interest in attending a Discovery Day using the link above. Teachers can indicate the approximate number of students they wish to attend. Please note a maximum limit may apply. More places may become available depending on the overall interest in the event. Once you register your school, each student must register individually to confirm their place. A link will be available in the teacher's confirmation email.
Please Note: Students must register individually in order to secure their place.
Agriculture and Environment - Who's scat is that?
Wildlife leave lots of clues when they visit your backyard. Learn how to identify who has visited using a variety of methods and spend some time in the shoes of a wildlife management student.
Agriculture and Environment - Aroma Bingo
How good is your sense of smell and what role does it play in our enjoyment of food and the design of new products? Can you identify common aromas found in food and beverages. This hands-on activity will explore the some of the valuable skills for a career in food science.
Agriculture and Environment - Animal AgTech
You will get a taste of the technology and sensors used in Animal Science in this hands-on activity. You will explore animal health, welfare and behaviour, nutrition and reproduction and the roles of sensors and technology.
Aviation - The future of aviationIn this interactive session you will hear about how innovation is crucial to the future of aviation, and why it is so important to be able to work in teams to solve complex problems. This session will give you a hands-on look at Aviation led by our own UniSQ students.
Business and Management - Reimagining your tuckshopTurn your school tuckshop into a sustainable, nutritious and socially responsible business, in this interactive workshop. You will learn the business principles and skills needed to transform your tuckshop including developing a business strategy and plan to take to your Principal with recommendations. This session will give you an hands-on look at business led by our own UniSQ students.
Business and Management - Buy your first car by 18!Imagine being able to purchase your own car before you turn 18. In this hands-on session you will explore the finance skills needed so you can can save enough money to purchase your first car soon after you achieve your licence. You will learn how to create a budget, how interest can move you faster toward your goal, risk management and the basics of financial literacy.
Engineering - Hanging structuresPretend you are building a hanging platform out of lego to carry your action hero across the gorge to safety. You have a maximum of 40 bricks, must connect to the zipline and has a base that can support increasing weights. You will receive points for aesthetics, strength and number of bricks used. Discover some of the basic skills used by engineers every day.
Engineering - Let's build a LEGO race carWho doesn’t like LEGO? In this activity we will investigate some mechanical engineering principles using LEGO. We will build a gearbox that will be attached to a motor. You then need to build a LEGO car to support the motor. At the end, we will have teams race against each other over a short and long distance to crown a winner! Discover some of the basic skills used by engineers every day.
Media and Communication - Creating a podcastExplore some of the skills required in the radio and communication industries in this hands-on session. You will create your own podcast and hear from our own UniSQ students.
Media and Communication - Be a journalistExplore the skills needed for a successful career in journalism. In this session you will write on opinion piece around issues that are important to you as a young person. In this hands-on session, our UniSQ students will also share their experiences as a current student and future professional.
Nursing and Allied Health - Discover NursingExplore some of the skills necessary for a career in nursing and find out more about the jobs available in the health industry. In this hands-on session, our UniSQ Nursing Student Ambassadors will also share their experiences as current students and future health professionals.
Nursing and Allied Health - Discover ParamedicineDiscover Paramedicine at UniSQ through our first aid in the first five minutes activity. This hands-on session will explore some of the skills required by Paramedics in the field. Led by UniSQ Paramedicine students who will share their experiences as students and future Paramedics.
Nursing and Allied Health - Sport and Exercise ScienceExplore a career as a sport and exercise scientist. Discover how to measure aspects of human performance using scientifically sound methods and discover how this information is used to improve sporting performance. Led by UniSQ Sport and Exercise students, they will share their experiences as current students and future industry professionals.
Nursing and Allied Health - Physiotherapy
What does a physiotherapist actually do and what sort of organisations and businesses do they work? Experience some of the tests and equipment used to assess and treat injuries and some activities to reduce the risk of injury.
Psychology and Human Services - The foundations of psychology
Explore some of the elements of the foundation of psychology including the role of smell in our enjoyment (or otherwise) of food and test to principles of classical conditioning. This hands on session will be conducted by UniSQ psychology students who will share their experiences as current students and future industry professionals.
Psychology and Human Services - - Stress and your body
Explore the difference between stress, worry and anxiety, how they affect the body and what can we do to recognise and manage our body's reactions to stress. You will also have the opportunity to talk with current students about student life.