UniSQ Discovery Days offer year 9 and10 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 - Moisture monitoring mastery
Water is the most limiting factor for many of our cropping systems in Australia. The two big questions are: “How much can my soil hold” and “How much water should I apply”. Soil moisture sensors are one way in which farmers can keep track of the soil water balance and decide when their crop needs to be irrigated. In this activity we will get our hands dirty learning about the soil properties and use a soil moisture probe to measure the soil moisture.
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. You will explore hands-on learning about animal health, welfare and behaviour, nutrition and reproduction and the roles of sensors and technology.
Aviation - The future of aviationDiscover Aviation at USQ through our discover Aviation activity. In this activity, students will create a paper plane using the fundamentals concepts taught in aviation. This 45 minute session will give you an 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 - Bridge ConstructionDiscover Civil Engineering at USQ through our Bridge/tower Construction activity. This 45-minute session will see students construct a bridge/tower with limited resources and time constraints and give you a hands-on look at Civil Engineering led by our own UniSQ students.
Engineering - Light waves and secret codesExplore electronic telecommunications and create your own lightwave coding system, gain an understanding of how the internett and smarphones work and investigate how to keep your messages safe from hackers. This session will give you a hands-on look at electrical and electronic engineering at UniSQ.
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!
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 - Lights, camera, actionA film set looks glamourous and exciting but what does a career in the film industry actually look like? Get behind the scenes and operate a camera, record audio and direct and direct yourselves in scenes on a film set. You will also have the chance to talk to a current film student their experience as a UniSQ student and future industry professional.
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.
Psychology and Human Services- The foundations of psychologyExplore 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.
Sciences - Up close and personal with the sun. Astronomy by day.
Often astronomers spend so much time looking at the stars they overlook our closest star – the Sun. Observing the Sun's burning face safely through specially designed telescopes, is a fascinating experience — whether it is to see sunspot groups or to watch the powerful ejection of plasma from the Sun's surface. Join our expert astronomer for a unique daytime viewing of
Sciences - You and your genes
Explore a career in Biomedical Science through this hands-on activity where you will extract and test DNA and look at the skills used by biomedical scientist.