The Explore Uni program invites students to on-campus experiences that aim to demystify university and TAFE as post-school options.

The program is for students in years 6-12 from our partner schools in the North Brisbane and Caboolture region.

Each Explore Uni experience engages students in a range of talks, hands-on activities, and opportunities to interact with role models. The programs are led by current university students from similar schools and backgrounds to participants. They talk about their journey to university and how they overcame barriers encountered along the way.

Who should come to Explore Uni?

We want you to bring entire class groups, not just those students who may already have an interest in further study.

Experiential activities allow students to discover for themselves that tertiary study is an option to consider at some stage in their lives, regardless of their current achievement level.

We hope to dispel myths and misunderstandings, support their engagement in learning, and encourage their emerging aspirations.

Explore Uni programs

Year 6 and 7

Demystifying tertiary study

University is different from school; there are a large number of study areas and related jobs.

The learning objectives are:

  • become more aware of the existence, and purpose of, university and TAFE
  • acquire a basic understanding of the wide range of fields of study and related careers available after school
  • begin to acquire a belief that tertiary study is interesting, useful, and accessible to them in the future.

Year 8 and 9

Jobs, learning and me - the connections

Everyone is good at something. I create my own future through the choices I make.

The learning objectives are:

  • acquire a good understanding of the connections between different types of qualifications and jobs
  • develop a positive attitude towards themselves as learners and towards the accessibility of tertiary study
  • discover information and resources to develop their post-school goals and career plans.

Year 10

Making choices - building options

Planning my goals and how to reach them connects me to the future I want.

The learning objectives are:

  • acquire a good understanding of the connections between different types of qualifications and jobs
  • develop a better understanding of the connection between their current choices and their future options
  • research appropriate resources to develop their post-school goals and career plans.

Year 11

Learning skills and pathways

Finishing Year 12 is a good idea, as it will give me more options. The harder I work now the better my results will be, giving me more options if my chosen pathway doesn't work out.

The learning objectives are:

  • learn about the number of tertiary institutions in Queensland and range of courses available
  • acquire a basic understanding of the wide range of fields of study and related careers available in the tertiary sector
  • strengthen a belief that tertiary study is interesting, useful, and accessible to them.

Year 12

Choices and transitions

Arming myself with all the information and opportunities available is the best way to make informed choices.

The learning objectives are:

  • understand the role of tertiary study, the connection between qualifications and careers, and the wide range of fields of study
  • understand the nature of university student life and the learning skills needed
  • consolidate a positive attitude about themselves as learners, and about the accessibility of tertiary study
  • consider a range of future options, and understand the pathways available with an understanding that every major transition requires assistance from others, and knowledge of quality resources.

Contact us

Contact the Explore Uni Team for more information.