Inspiring (and real) role models

Our programs are run by current university students who come from a variety of pathways and have similar backgrounds to students from our partner schools.

Practical, hands-on learning

Interactive activities engage students and allow them to discover for themselves that tertiary study is an option.

Partnerships with schools, families and communities

We work collaboratively with families, schools and communities, and are led by their knowledge and expertise.

Access programs and scholarships

Information about alternative entry pathways and financial support is embedded in all of our programs.

Our programs


On-campus or in-school experiences for your students.

Browse programs and events

Virtual Events

Free online presentations and workshops.

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How we got here

QUT has a long-standing commitment to widening participation.

We are also the lead institution for the Queensland Statewide Consortium, a collaboration of eight public universities and the Department of Education to undertake a range of widening participation activities.

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Student stories

Our programs are led by QUT students with similar backgrounds to students from our partner schools.

Many of them participated in our programs as school students and have been inspired by that experience to become student ambassadors themselves.

Read their stories

Pasifika students

We deliver a range of culturally appropriate initiatives aimed at enhancing Pasifika school students' educational outcomes and higher education aspirations.

Learn about our projects and initiatives


For schools

Career Conversations

These resources are intended to complement Explore Uni on-campus days but can be used independently. They provide a framework for conversations with students exploring the concept of work, its relevance to individuals and communities and the place of universities and other educational institutions.

For parents

Empower your child for a great future

Five key areas in which you can help and guide your child as they consider their future career and their options after school.

MyFuture quick guide

A guide to getting started with career research in


Our team has collated resources from a variety of sources to help you explore careers and pathways, and to assist with learning from home.

Explore the resources


17 Aug 2021

QUT Pasifika Ambassadors mentoring Northlakes Lakes State College students at The Fale

Over 10 weeks two QUT Ambassadors partnered with North Lakes State College to deliver a peer-to-peer pilot program specifically for Maori and Pasifika students.