When & Where

We run programs across Australia. Please select your state below to see programs in your area.

University of New England, Armidale

Program Dates: 15 - 17 January 2019

Best Apply Before: 30 November 2018

Students going into Years 9, 10 and 11 can immerse themselves in a world of science across disciplines at UNE in January 2019. We have a program filled with exciting and challenging hands-on activities, including chemistry experiments, DNA extraction, forensic science, coding challenges, insect ecology and agriculture on our rural properties. We also visit Dangar Falls, one of the spectacular gorges in the New England region, for some evening bushwalking.

The program is run from our Natural History Museum, showcasing zoological, botanical and geological collections, as well as the only existing sculpture of Australia’s newest predatory dinosaur, Lightning Claw, found in Lightning Ridge amongst opal rubble.

Students can interact with, and ask questions of scientists from industry, academia, consulting and government in a career panel discussion that focuses on the changing job market in science and helping students identify their passions and interests in science.

The UNE experience is designed so that students can stay on campus, and experience what it’s like to live at university in one of the residential colleges. There is a hotly contested trivia tournament and a night of rock climbing and sport challenges at SPORT UNE’s world class facilities.

With engagement in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) areas declining in young people today, particularly in rural areas, this experience at UNE is a fabulous opportunity for students to open their eyes to possibilities in the STEM arena, and boost school holiday happiness!

This year, Rotary are offering scholarships for students in drought-affected areas to cover registration! Get in touch with your local Rotary for more information.

For more information about the UNE program, contact:

Dr Kirsti Abbott