Our FREE programs provide a range of interactive activities for students from Years 9-10 and are designed to;
Our programs are delivered at JCU’s Townsville and Cairns campuses and in schools across the region.
During the school year we invite schools to register their students for a day of on-campus experiences.
To book the Campus Explorer day for your school, follow one of the links below.
Schools may choose to register online a ‘whole year cohort’ of students, individual classes and/or selected students interested in finding out more about the university.
Bookings are essential as student numbers are capped.
Our Study Explorer (in-school) program caters for students from Years 6-8 and also Years 9-10 and includes interactive engaging, activities which promote access to higher education, raise student aspiration and awareness of the value of higher education.
Activities aim to:
On the day attending teachers will need to ensure the following terms and conditions apply.
We invite schools to book an in-school visit for ‘whole year cohort’, various year levels or selected classes/groups.
To book a Study Explorer visit and/or find out more:
This presentation encourages students to start their career planning and looks at key subject pre-requisites and subject selection for Senior Secondary School.
We can provide tailored information sessions for schools by request, focusing on specific areas of study or topics led by a JCU academic.
JCU is committed to building tertiary aspirations for young people who may not have considered university study as an option, or who may need support to get there. Through our Outreach and Participation Program, JCU offers Academic Encouragement Awards for students in Year 10 who are currently studying at school in North or Far North Queensland.
Academic Encouragement Awards recognise students’ academic progress and achievements to encourage further academic success, build confidence, and to support student transition into senior schooling. Two awards will be made available to Year 10 students in each school.
Each Year 10 Academic Encouragement Award includes:
Up to two Year 10 Awards are available per school.
To be eligible for an Academic Encouragement Award, students must be:
JCU recognises the disadvantage students may face in building their study aspirations, and aims to assist:
We encourage you to nominate students who may:
Moneys payable to your school shall be paid in a single instalment after notification by the Outreach and Participation Program of successful applicants.
For awards offered in 2018, you will be required to provide an invoice for the specified amount to email@example.com before Friday, 30 November 2018.
Schools not previously involved in the awards program will also need to complete an Australian Creditors Form (PDF, 1558 KB) to facilitate invoice processing.
For further information and enquiries, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org