COVID-19 Advice for the JCU Community - Last updated: 15 October 2021, 8am (AEST)

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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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UniX Senior 2021 saw 51 high schools attend JCU Cairns and JCU Townsville. Students were able to gain insights into the different courses and career opportunities available as well as talk to academic staff and current JCU students.

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

If you are interested in attending next year, keep an eye on the events page for 2022 dates and for updates on all JCU events.

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 – 22 - 26 November 2021
  • JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas – 22 - 26 November 2021

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 – 22 November 2021
  • JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas – 22 November 2021

Register your school to attend

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 (07) 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.

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, the Mater Hospital and North West Hospital and Health Service 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, 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.

TSV, MKY and RKY - Applications for Heroes in Health 2021 Round 2 are now closed. Please visit our online registration page to register your interest for the 2022 program.
CAIRNS - Applications for Heroes in Health 2021 are now closed. Please visit our online registration page to register your interest for the 2022 program.
MT ISA - Applications for Heroes in Health 2021 are now closed. Please visit our online registration page to register your interest for the 2022 program.

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 closed. Please visit our online registration page to register your interest for the 2022 program.

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 program are now closed. Please visit our online registration page to register your interest for the 2022 program.