Explore Your Future programs are designed for QUT Widening Participation partner schools and community groups to participate. Schools can book in for a range of activities, including:

  • Careers and pathways information sessions and activities
  • hands-on subject-specific workshops
  • mentorship from university students
  • on campus excursion experiences
  • culturally appropriate initiatives for Pasifika Students.

The Explore Your Future Programs are available for QUT Widening Participation partner schools. Our partner schools are allocated as part of the Queensland State-wide Widening Participation Consortium and fit criteria based on our mission to support students who are from underrepresented groups in higher education, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, low socioeconomic or regional/remote backgrounds.

If you are unsure if your school is eligible to participate, you can enquire by emailing exploreyourfuture@qut.edu.au

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Our programs

Adaptations

Students use microscopes to investigate features of plants and animals that help them adapt to their environment.

Curriculum alignment (ACSSU043)

Categories: Science

Year levels: 5

Duration: 60 - 70 min

Capacity: Class groups 16-32 students

Art vs Science

Natural science has been captured through the filter of artists from the beginning of communication – throughout history, we discussed, captured and shared the world through visual communication.

Through this program, students gain a brief understanding of the history of flora and fauna documentation through the lens of the image, question these documentations, and make their very own artist journal.

Curriculum alignment (ACSHE160)

Categories: Creative industries, Science

Year levels: 9

Duration: 60 - 70 min

Capacity: Class groups 16-32 students

Artwork in a Box: Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan

Artwork in a Box: Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan features an original artwork by husband-and-wife team, Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan. Originally from the Philippines, Alfredo and Isabel immigrated to Australia with their five children in 2006. Through processes of collecting and collaborating, they create artworks that explore ideas of home, family, memory, sustainability, migration, and Australia/Asia relations. Students will have the opportunity to create their very own artworks out of cardboard and form their own stories and experiences.

Categories: Creative industries

Year levels: 7

Duration: 60 - 70 min

Capacity: Class groups 16-32 students

Artwork in a Box: Brian Robinson

Artwork in a box brings artworks and activities directly to you for a unique in-classroom art experience. Students will be introduced to Githalai minaral, Brian Robinson’s sculptural representation of the Giant Mud Crab. Students will role play in order to enhance their understanding of the range of roles within the visual arts, and have the opportunity to create their very own artworks out of everyday materials drawn from their own stories and experiences.

Categories: Creative industries

Year levels: 8

Duration: 60 - 70 min

Capacity: Class groups 16-32 students

Artwork in a Box: Sonja Carmichael

Artwork in a box brings artworks and activities directly to you for a unique in-classroom art experience. In this program students will be introduced to Sonja Carmichael's artwork gulayi (Quandamooka woman’s bag). Students will role play in order to enhance their understanding of the range of roles within the visual arts, and have the opportunity to create their very own artworks out of everyday materials drawn from their own stories and experiences.

Categories: Creative industries

Year levels: 10

Duration: 60 - 70 min

Capacity: Class groups 16-32 students

Artwork in a Box: William Robinson

Artwork in a box: William Robinson features reproductions of pages from the visual diaries of acclaimed Queensland artist William Robinson. These rarely seen works on paper reveal Robinson's process work and everyday observations, captured quickly through gestural marks and notes made using graphite and watercolours.
Following the exploration of William's diaries, students will embark on a series of drawing activities.

Categories:

Year levels:

Duration: 60 - 70 min

Capacity: 100 - 120 students

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