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.

Strong curriculum connections

Our programs cover a variety of curriculum-connected activities that showcase different study and career outcomes.

Access programs and scholarships

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

Partnerships with schools, families and communities

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

Our programs

Workshops and events

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

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Explore Uni

A whole day, on-campus program delivered by our Explore Uni team.

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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.

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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 in-school and on-campus programs are currently postponed due to COVID-19. However, we are working on online and alternative formats to ensure that students are still able to access a variety of content during this time.

In the interim, our team has collated resources from a variety of sources to help you continue to explore careers and pathways, and to assist with learning from home.

Explore the resources


17 Jun 2021

Widening Participation goes bush

QUT’s Widening Participation team recently completed a tour into regional Queensland, visiting 500 students and staff in Emerald and Biloela, to deliver a suite of Explore Your Future career education sessions.

10 Jun 2021

QUT Widening Participation hosts 1,500 Year 10 students for Careers Day

On Friday, 21 May, QUT's Widening Participation team hosted 1,500 Year 10 students from 15 schools across Brisbane as part of the Year 10 Careers Day initiative.

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