Experience Science

 
St Lucia (12 Jul)
Fri 12 July, 2019 (8:30am - 2:45pm)
 
St Lucia (16 Jul)
Tue 16 July, 2019 (8:30am - 2:45pm)
 
St Lucia (17 Jul)
Wed 17 July, 2019 (8:30am - 2:45pm)
 
St Lucia (18 Jul)
Thu 18 July, 2019 (8:30am - 2:45pm)

Get an insight into studying science at UQ through our annual Experience Science event!

The free event is open to high school students in Years 10 to 12. Experts from UQ and industry will show you how science is applied in industry and everyday life through hands-on, interactive workshops.

2019 program

Experience Science 2019 is held on several days, but schedule for each day is the same. All workshops are held at the UQ St Lucia campus.

Time Activity Location
8.30am to 8.45am Arrive - meet UQ Science Ambassadors Chancellor's Place bus stop shelter, St Lucia campus
9am Science lecture UQ Science Ambassadors will escort you to event and lunch venues throughout the day.
9:20am Presentation by current UQ science students  
9.50am Morning tea and workshop allocation  
10.10am to 11am Workshop 1  
11.10am to 12 noon Workshop 2  
12 noon Lunch  
12:50pm to 1.40pm Workshop 3  
1.40pm Assemble for departure Chancellor's Place bus stop shelter, St Lucia campus
1:50pm Depart  
2pm to 2.45pm Optional group campus tour (pre-book when you register)  

Planning your day

Arriving on campus

Arrive at Chancellor's Place bus stop shelter by 8.45am at the latest. You can get to the UQ St Lucia campus by car or public transport. Keep an eye out for our UQ Science Ambassadors, who will be wearing purple polo shirts. They will escort you to the first Experience Science venue. 

What to wear

When participating in our workshops, you have to wear enclosed footwear and tie back long hair (if relevant).

Meals

We will provide morning tea, but you have to bring your own packed lunch. You can't purchase lunch on the day. 

Unfortunately, we can't cater for all dietary requirements. If you have allergies or specific dietary requirements, we recommend bringing your own morning tea.

Photography

We will take photos at Experience Science. Please bring your completed photo consent form (PDF, 72.8 KB) to the event.

Watch the video

Watch our Experience Science video to get a taste of our hands-on, immersive workshops:

Information for teachers

If you're bringing a group of students to Experience Science by bus, advise your driver to: 

  • arrive at UQ’s Chancellor's Place bus stop shelter between 8.30am and 8.45am on the morning of the event
  • stop in the left-hand bay as you enter Chancellor's Place bus stop shelter, when dropping off and picking up students
  • find off-campus parking for the remainder of the day.

Keep an eye out for our UQ Science Ambassadors, who will be wearing purple polo shirts. They will escort all students, whether they arrive via public transport or on a school bus, to the first Experience Science venue.

Please note that buses that park in Brisbane City Council bus stops, or other areas of UQ St Lucia, may be issued with a parking fine.

Apply for special consideration for bus parking

We appreciate that school groups often travel long distances for Experience Science.

Due to limited bus parking at the UQ Lucia campus we can't accommodate every request for special consideration – we give preference to school groups travelling the farthest.

To apply for campus bus parking during Experience Science, email us as soon as possible, so we can assess your request and arrange permits if you are eligible.

We can't organise bus parking permits on the morning of the event, so plan ahead to avoid disappointment. 

July 12

Arrive at:

Chancellors Place Bus Stop
The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia

Science Ambassadors will escort you to the venue.

July 16

Arrive at:

Chancellors Place Bus Stop
The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia

Science Ambassadors will escort you to the venue.

July 17

This day is now fully booked.

Arrive at:

Chancellors Place Bus Stop
The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia

Science Ambassadors will escort you to the venue.

July 18

This day is now fully booked.

Arrive at:

Chancellors Place Bus Stop
The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia

Science Ambassadors will escort you to the venue.