Creative industries competitions

The School of Creative Practice offers competitions for high school students in Years 7 to 12 to explore and develop their creative passion. Current competitions include Vermilion High, where successful students will have their music professionally recorded and released through QUT’s student-run record label, and Scratchthat, which gives students the opportunity to have their creative writing published in QUT’s Scratchthat Magazine.

Creative industries school engagement

BlueShift business case competition

BlueShift is a high school business case competition for secondary school students in Years 10, 11 and 12. Participants compete in teams of three or four to analyse a business challenge and prepare a written solution to a real business case. Teams with the best submissions present their ideas to a panel of judges at the finals held at our Gardens Point campus in Brisbane.

BlueShift Competition

Oodgeroo Unit

The Oodgeroo Unit is QUT's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student success unit, providing admission pathways and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and can also provide your school with campus tours, presentations and resource packs.

Oodgeroo Unit

QUT Library Schools' Program

The QUT Library Schools' Program offers free library membership to Queensland students in Years 11 and 12. Student members can borrow from any QUT library and also have access to a selection of the library's databases.

Other services for school students and teachers include:

  • access to research and study skills tools
  • teacher library membership
  • research and study skills workshops.

QUT Library Schools' Program

Widening participation

Equity Services provides a suite of widening participation activities to support students from the North Coast region as well as regional and remote areas, with a particular emphasis on low-SES, rural and Indigenous Australian students.

Widening participation

STEM resources

QUT is committed to inspiring the next generation of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) leaders, by providing meaningful STEM experiences for Year 7 to 12 students regardless of background, gender, academic level or location. Educational activities include free curriculum-linked workshops, high school research internships, STEM Summit, digital experiences using The Cube and professional development courses for teachers.

STEM Events for High Schools

STEM Learning Hub

Engage with engineering

We collaborate with schools to provide a range of workshops, events and learning experiences in engineering, design, and the broader STEM disciplines.

Engage with the Faculty of Engineering