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We invite high schools and their students to visit a JCU campus and experience university life. Students gain new insights and skills at events that are tailored to suit the needs and aspirations of students in their respective year level.

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Registration to attend the 2022 JCU UniX - Senior is now open. We invite schools to bring their Year 10, 11 and 12 students to check out a JCU campus for a morning or afternoon session.

Students will be immersed into the university environment and gain insight into the different courses and career opportunities that are available. Students will have the chance to talk to student ambassadors about what it’s like to study at JCU as well as subject matter experts in our academic staff. They’ll also be able to learn all about all the social aspect of uni life and all the support services that are available to them.

Dates

JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada, Smithfield campus – 21 & 22 June 2022

JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba, Douglas campus – 12 & 13 July 2022

A residential program will also be available for schools who need to travel to attend the event.

Easy 4 Step Registration Process

Step 1: Register 's interest in attending the event by completing the online form.

Step 2: Review the Information Booklet for your chosen event which includes information about the day, travel support for schools, and how to register your students for the event.

Step 3: Work with your students and their parents to complete the online student registration form in advance of attending the event.

Step 4: One week out from the event we'll be in touch to confirm which of your students have registered and answer any questions you may have.

Watch the highlights from the 2021 UniX Senior Townsville and UniX Senior Cairns.

For more information please contact the Future Students team.

Schools are invited to bring their Year 8 students to JCU Cairns or JCU Townsville for a day of excitement, fun and discovery. The Year 8 UniX experience provides students with an opportunity to sample what it’s like to study different subjects broadly covering science, engineering, medicine, nursing, education, social sciences, business, law and the creative arts. We aim to provide students with various career tasters to help identify and shape their future ambitions, assist with student subject choices in senior schooling years, and to promote positive post-school pathways to tertiary education.

Dates

  • JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada campus, Smithfield – 21 - 25 November 2022
  • JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas – 21 - 25 November 2022

A residential program is also available for schools in regional or remote areas that need to travel and overnight to attend the event.

  • JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada campus, Smithfield – 21 November 2022
  • JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas – 21 November 2022

Register your school

Event registration

Step 1: Register your school's interest in attending the event by completing the online form.

Step 2: Review the Year 8 UniX School's Information Booklet which includes information about the day, travel support for schools, and how to register your students for the event.

Step 3: Work with your students and their parents to complete the online student registration forms in advance of attending the event.

Step 4: One week out from the event we'll be in touch to confirm which of your students have registered and answer any questions you may have.

Contact Us

For more information please contact the Future Students team by email futurestudents@jcu.edu.au or by phone 4781 6363.

The Science and Engineering Challenge is a nationwide STEM outreach program presented by the University of Newcastle in partnership with JCU. Through the Challenge, students experience aspects of science and engineering which they would not usually see in their school environment.

Year 10 students from across the region battled it out for a place at the State Super Challenge by building bridges, wiring cities, building a bionic hand, constructing earthquake proof towers and designing hovercrafts.

The challenges encouraged students to think outside the box and come together as a team to achieve a mutual goal, check out some photos from the Science and Engineering Challenge 2021 on the JCU Facebook page.

Science and Engineering Challenge schedule for 2022:

  • Rockhampton: St Ursulas, Yeppoon - 20 April 2022
  • Mackay: Whitsunday Anglican School -  22 April 2022
  • Cairns: JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada campus, Smithfield - 26 April 2022
  • Townsville: JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas - 28 and 29 April 2022

School Registrations have been sent to identified schools. Please contact your school relationship manager for further details at hello@jcu.edu.au.

Schools that have registered to participant in the event who have received confirmation of inclusion, please identify students you wish to participate and request they complete the online student registration.

Heroes in Science - July

JCU is giving high school students with a passion and desire to develop a career in science the chance to learn from industry experts and experience how scientific knowledge can improve the quality of life at many different levels.

What to expect?

From this full-day program, you’ll gain unique insights into a career in science. You’ll go from the lab to in-field where you'll experience how science informs decisions on conservation, climate change, urban growth and many other areas that affect not only global issues, but our everyday lives. To help with your career goals, JCU Advisors will be on hand to provide information about JCU science courses.

Applications for the July Heroes in Science 2022 are NOW CLOSED. Please visit our online page to register your interest for the 2023 program.

Heroes in Sport - August

JCU, in partnership with the North Queensland Cowboys, is giving Year 11 and 12 students with a passion and desire to develop a career in physiotherapy and sports and exercise science the chance to learn from industry experts and train like a Cowboy.

What to expect?

From this full-day program you’ll gain unique insights into a career in sport. You’ll go behind the scenes at the Cowboys Community, Training and High Performance Centre, and learn from industry experts in physiotherapy and sports and exercise science before hitting the field for a high performance training session. To help with your career goals, JCU Advisors will be on hand to provide information about JCU courses.

Applications for the August Heroes in Sport 2022 are NOW CLOSED. Please visit our online page to register your interest for the 2023 program.

Heroes in Business - September

Fuel your passion for a career in business, law or finance at Heroes in Business. JCU, in partnership with Queensland Country Bank, is giving local high school students the chance to learn from industry experts.

What to expect?

From this full-day program you’ll gain unique insights into a career in business. You’ll go behind the scenes at Queensland Country Bank, and learn from Entrepreneur Dr Marcus Powe, awarded Australia’s Best Entrepreneurial Educator from JCU as he guides you through creating, exploring and pitching a business opportunity. To help with your career goals, JCU Advisors will also be on hand to provide information about courses and university life.

Applications for the September Heroes in Business 2022 are NOW CLOSED. Please visit our online page to register your interest for the 2023 program.

Heroes in Health - September and October

Get a sneak peek of what it’s really like to be in a healthcare career at Heroes in Health. This two-day program is a joint collaboration between JCU, the Mater Hospital, North West Hospital and Health Service Mt Isa and Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service that offers a unique opportunity to explore Medical, Nursing, and Allied Health Careers.

What to expect?

Successful Year 11 and 12 students will go behind the scenes, with opportunities to speak directly with health professionals and have all your questions answered. To help with your career goals, JCU Advisors will be on hand to provide information about JCU health courses.

  • Cairns: 8 and 9 September 2022.
    Please visit our online page to register your interest for 2023.
  • Mackay and Rockhampton: October 2022. Applications now closed.
    Please register your interest here for the 2023 program.
  • Mt Isa: October 2022 - Applications now closed. Please register your interest here for the 2023 program.

For more information please contact the Future Students team.

Join us for an immersive, one day on-campus experience for educators. This continuing professional development opportunity provides school staff with the chance to learn more about JCU and explore the unique campus and research facilities many of their graduates are enjoying.

The full program consists of:

JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas: Tuesday 29 March 2022

* TeacherX on the JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas is a one day experience.

JCU Orpheus Island Research Station: Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 March 2022

* TeacherX Orpheus Island is an overnight experience. As places on Orpheus Island are limited, preference will be given for participants attending both the Townsville and Orpheus Island programs.

Book your TeacherX spot now