Published on 11 June 2014
Creating a computer game, building a bicycle out of bamboo, testing leg strength and analysing an individual’s choice of brands are just some of the interesting activities on offer for high school students visiting USC this week.
A record 1,850 Year 9 and 10 students from 38 different schools from as far as Maryborough, the South Burnett and Brisbane are taking part in the University’s expanded Experience USC Day over June 11-12.
There will be 32 different workshops – each based on a USC study discipline – that will provide students with a taste of what it is like to attend university.
Event organiser Macaela French said each student selected two workshops from the list, which had been expanded this year to include Sustainability, Serious Games Development and Screen and Media Studies.
“The whole point of the day is to get students doing something hands-on and to experience things that they wouldn’t get to experience at school,” she said.
“Students aged 14 to 15 are starting to seriously consider their options after high school, so this is an excellent opportunity for them to explore their options and gain insights into what careers may be available.”
– Terry Walsh