Visit JCU

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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We are doing things a little differently this year for our on-campus experience for high school students, inviting you to bring your Year 10, 11, and 12 students to check out JCU during a morning or afternoon session.

Students will be immersed in the university environment and gain insight into the different courses and career opportunities that are available.  They will also have the opportunity to talk to Student Ambassadors about what it’s like to study at JCU, learn all about all the social aspects of uni life, chat with Academic Staff, and find out about all the support services that will be available to them.

Dates

- JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada, Smithfield campus – 22, 23, and 24 June 2021

- JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba, Douglas campus – 13, 14, and 15 July 2021

A residential program is also available for schools that need to travel to attend the event.

- JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada, Smithfield campus – 21 June 2021

- JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba, Douglas campus – 12 and 13 July 2021

Register your school to attend

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

Step 2: Review the UniX Senior School's Information Guide (UniX Senior Cairns | UniX Senior Townsville) which includes information about the day, our travel subsidy, Frequently Asked Questions and how to register your students for the event.

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

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.

Parent Sessions

Choosing to go to university is a big step. No one goes to university alone. Parents and carers also have a place a JCU.

Whether parents want to help reassure and assist their child’s transition into university life, gather information for their own peace of mind or take the university journey together. This evening session is for them.

We look forward to answering any questions parents and their children may have about university life. You can register for the Parent Session through the UniX Senior Student Registration Form.

JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada, Smithfield campus –Wednesday 23 June 2021

JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba, Douglas campus – Thursday 15 July 2021

Please note measures have been put in place to make these COVID safe events.

For more information please contact the Future Students team.

We hope to be able to bring UniX Year 8 back in 2021 where students will have the opportunity to sample what it is like to study a range of different subjects broadly covering Science, Engineering, Medicine, Nursing, Education, Social Sciences, Business, Law, and Creative Arts.

Please contact the Future Students team for more information.

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.

If you are interested in participating in next year’s 2022 Science and Engineering Challenge please keep an eye out on our page for notifications or contact the Future Students team for more information.

Heroes in Health

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 and the Mater Hospital that offers a unique opportunity to explore Medical, Nursing, and Allied Health Careers.

What to expect?

Gain unique insights into careers in healthcare. You will go behind the scenes at the Mater Hospital, 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.

Applications for Heroes in Health 2021 Round 2 will open later in the year. Please visit our online registration page for more information.

Heroes in Business

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 one-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 2021 program are now open. Please visit our online registration page for more information.

Heroes in Sport

JCU, in partnership with the North Queensland Cowboys, is giving local high school 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 half 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 with the Cowboys. To help with your career goals, JCU Advisors will be on hand to provide information about JCU health courses.

Applications for Heroes in Sport 2021 are now open. Please visit our online registration page for more information.