News from The Australian National University

ANU is coming to a city near you

If you’re the type of student who wants to push your academic boundaries we have a range of undergraduate research degrees that will help you get the most out of your university degree.

Come along to one of our information sessions, kicking off in Melbourne on 9 May, and talk to ANU staff, current students and academic advisors about our range of research based undergraduate degrees.

For more information and to register visit our event page.

Get Set – Girls in Engineering and Technology Program

Girls in Engineering and Technology Program (GET Set) is designed for female students in years 11 and 12, who wish to explore education and career options in engineering or technology.

ANU Girls in Engineering and Technology

ANU Girls in Engineering and Technology

It is a free, fun-filled day of non-competitive activities including design, test and build tasks, lectures and demonstrations.

Date – Friday 13 May 2016

Time – 8.30am – 4.00pm

Where – ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, Ian Ross Building 31, North Road, The Australian National University.

Lunch and snacks provided.

For more information visit, ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science.

News from The University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne launches new Bachelor of Design

The Bachelor of Design commencing 2017

The University of Melbourne is pleased to announce the launch of a new undergraduate degree – available from Semester 1, 2017.

The Bachelor of Design is a three-year studio and workshop based degree that will foster a new generation of design professionals able to address present and future challenges.

The new degree aligns with professionally accredited graduate programs and offers students great flexibility in the form of new majors, minors and an array of unique specialisations.

Majors in the new program include: Architecture, Computing, Construction Management, Civil Systems, Digital Technologies, Graphic Design, Landscape Architecture, Mechanical Systems, Property, Spatial Systems, Urban Planning, and Performance Design.

You can preview the Bachelor of Design.

Bachelor of Environments

The University has also announced a review of its undergraduate environmental study offerings. The review will consider the intersection of arts and sciences in the study of sustainability and the environment and how best to complement its outstanding graduate options in these fields. In 2017 while the review is underway, there will be no first year intake into the Bachelor of Environments.

Studies in the Environment and Sustainability in 2017

If you have an interest in studying the environment and sustainability in 2017, our Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees offer a range of study majors in these areas.

The Bachelor of Science offers majors in Environmental Science, Geography, Civil Systems, Spatial Systems, Agricultural Science, Climate & Weather, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Forest Science, Geology, Marine Biology, Plant Sciences, and many more.

The Bachelor of Arts also offers a major in Geography and a minor in Environmental Studies.

Further Information

For more information on all our undergraduate programs, the areas of study available, entry requirements and prerequisites please visit the course search website.

You can also attend our upcoming Focus On Melbourne course information evenings in May and June. If you are unable to attend your preferred Focus On Melbourne event, you can access recordings of all sessions online via the event website. Don’t forget to save the date for the University’s annual Open Day on Sunday 21 August 2016 to learn more about 2017 study options.



News from UNSW

Fresh Science at UNSW 2016 

Fresh Science is a national competition that selects passionate, talented young scientists to present their work to the public and the media.

Students and teachers are invited to hear the state’s brightest new researchers talk about their research, results and discoveries.

Topics covered:

  • Filtering blood to remove cancer cells
  • Remembering what you didn’t have time to see
  • Magic crystals that soak the energy out of coal

The event also includes participation through interactive science activities and a campus tour.

When: Tuesday 26 July 2016

Where: UNSW Kingston Campus

For more information or to register you interest, visit the website.

UNSW Science Year 10 Work Experience 2016

After the success of our pilot work experience program in 2015, we are currently accepting applications for 2016 UNSW Science Year 10 Work Experience.

Our work experience program aims to give students the opportunity to:

  • Gain insight and experience into the faculty’s everyday work, which involves a diverse array of sciences
  • Learn what it’s like to be a scientist
  • Explore their career and study interests

When: 28 November – 2 December 2016

Where: UNSW Kingston Campus

Cost: Free

To register your interest, visit UNSW Science website.

News from The University of Queensland


Date: 10-15 July 2016

Apply now for the Youth ANZAAS five-day conference/forum for science students from Years 10, 11 and 12 in Australian Schools.

Youth ANZAAS is organised by the Australian & New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS) in conjunction with the Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ). You will be accommodated at St Leo’s College on the campus of The University of Queensland.

Find out more by visiting the website

 Future Students Contact Centre

For many future students, University can seem like a different world with a different language. The Future Student Contact Centre combines friendly service with helpful information on UQ programs, study options and applications.

Chat with us live

Our friendly student advisors are waiting to chat with you about study and life at UQ.

Visit us at

Give us a call

Call our dedicated call centre team or book a call back for support and advice.

Phone: (07) 3346 9872

Ask us a question

Email us your query and receive helpful advice about study and life at UQ.


For information

Contact: Linda Edwards

Phone: 07 3346 8196



UQ student video – Health Fusion Team Challenge

The University of Queensland provides a wide range of opportunities for students to put theory into practice. This short teaser video has been created to promote one of the many great opportunities available in Health at UQ.

The Health Fusion Team Challenge is a national competition requiring students to collaborate and produce a gold-standard care program for a hypothetical client with complex needs.

Students can hear from recent graduates and gain an understanding of what working in health is really like.

Sign up for regular personalised key communications.

Experience Science – Register now!

Experience Science is a free event which provides students in Years 10-12 the opportunity to discover what studying science at UQ is like and how science is applied in industry and everyday life.

The event is facilitated by experts from UQ and industry through a series of hands-on, interactive science workshops. All workshops are held at the UQ St Lucia campus.


Thursday 14

Friday 15

Tuesday 19

Wednesday 20 July

For information, contact

Experience Science Team

Phone: 07 3365 6455



UQ Geography and Environment Day

Where can studies in geography, planning and environmental management take you?
The UQ Geography and Environment Day is designed for high school students to experience the applications and relevance of geography, planning and environmental management and see how studying these subjects can lead to a career with real world impact.
Sign up to the mailing list at the link below to be contacted when places open for the 2016 event.

Date: Friday 22 July 2016

For more information, contact:

Science Events

Phone: 07 3365 6455



Ever wondered what it would be like to be a marine researcher?

Join Ben Potts from the Heron Island Research Station as he looks at a day in the life of a marine researcher.

The video was filmed as part of David Attenborough’s visit to the Great Barrier Reef.

Interactive new periodic table of elements  

Did you ever wonder what krypton really is, or some unusual uses for gold, silver and platinum?

Wonder no more as UQ’s School of Earth Sciences has launched a dynamic new periodic table of elements site for students, teachers and the community.

The online tool features 109 elements and is a useful starting point for students who can click on an element, see an image, and learn fun facts and the element’s role in the table.

The American Chemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry supplied technical information and data.

To access the periodic table, visit the website.