School Programs

JCU offers a variety of programs and engagement activities for school students. Our team deliver presentations and activities at schools including custom programs focusing on specific areas of study or topics, including:

  • Year 10 subject selection support
  • Year 11 JCU information session
  • Year 12 JCU information session
  • Year 12 application-based courses information session
  • Year 12 pathways to university
  • Year 12 QTAC information session

We also offer a range of on-campuses experiences for secondary schools students.

Year 8 University Experience
25 - 29 November 2019
Cairns and Townsville campuses 
The University Experience program is designed to demystify university, break down barriers and address student concerns regarding attending university. Students will have the opportunity to explore and participate in four areas of study, showcasing career options.

Year 10 University Experience 
4 - 7 June 2019
Cairns and Townsville campuses 
Year 10 University Experience is designed to inspire students through experiencing university life for themselves. The program includes activities and events that showcase study areas and career options, and introduce students to a university campus and current students. Schools from outside the Cairns or Townsville regions are invited to participate in the University Experience Residential Program where students will spend a night in Cairns or Townsville.

Science and Engineering Challenge 
23-24, 26 April 2019
Cairns and Townsville campuses 
Over the next five years, employment is predicted to increase in professional, scientific and technical services by 14 per cent. With STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) graduates in Australia only making up 18 per cent of the entire graduate cohort, the Science and Engineering Challenge allows students to experience STEM in ways very different to their school classrooms.
Year 10 students from across Townsville and Cairns region will battle it out for a place at the State Super Challenge by building bridges, wiring cities, constructing earthquake proof towers and building a bionic hand!
Students are encouraged to explore scientific principles for themselves rather than being guided to a pre-determined answer. The Science and Engineering Challenge hopes to encourage students in year 10 to consider a future career in science and engineering by choosing to study the enabling sciences and mathematics in years 11 and 12.
The Science and Engineering Challenge is presented by The University of Newcastle in cooperation with James Cook University.
Please email us if you would like to receive a notification when further information about the Science and Engineering Challenge is available.

Year 12 University Experience
15 - 18 July 2019
Cairns and Townsville campuses
Year 12 University Experience is designed to inspire students during their final year of secondary school through experiencing university life for themselves. The program includes activities and events that showcase study areas and career options. Presentations and activities are tailored for Year 12 students to assist them with decision-making about university, study, and career options. Schools from outside the Cairns or Townsville regions are invited to participate in the University Experience Residential Program where students will spend a night in Cairns or Townsville.

Contact the Domestic Recruitment and Engagement Team

Email the JCU team.

Phone
Cairns (07) 4231 1785
Mackay (07) 4965 5778
Townsville (07) 4781 4245