The Brisbane Next Step visit in April was very well attended again this year, with 70 students participating in range of different visits arranged specifically for NYSF students: the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, The Edge at the State Library of Queensland, The Museum of Queensland, Tritium Engineering, the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence, and one a half days of activities at our partner university in Queensland, The University of Queensland.
Emily from Inglestone in Queensland says, “The Next Step Program was extremely beneficial for me to attend. I really felt that I was given a true representation of the University and that will certainly help my future decisions. Next Step has certainly made me feel that UQ is a great university that I would love to attend.
Hannah from Inverell in NSW says, “I found the trip around UQ helped me to see what they had to offer, and I’m now considering it as a potential university much more seriously than I was before.”
Adrian from Noosa in Queensland visited Tritium Engineering to learn more about their electric vehicle facility … He says, “I learned … how three engineering students started up a company now delivering orders around the world. Tritium is really awesome. It would be good to run a few more visits to those guys.”
Karla from Maryborough in Queensland also enjoyed the day at The University of Queensland. “… especially the lab visits to Institute for Molecular Biology and the nano-tech labs at UQ influenced me to consider research more seriously. The insights from the PhD students at the Speed Date a Scientist encouraged me to investigate bioluminescence, marine biology, and nanotechnology further.”