Excursion to University of Queensland

Excursion to University of Queensland

Our senior students from Years 11 and 12 recently visited the University of Queensland (UQ) at St. Lucia campus as part of a school engagement experience with the university. The students were divided into two groups and given a tour of the campus by two current third-year UQ students, before all meeting again in a small lecture theatre to listen to a presentation by a PhD student, Jordan De Bono.  Jordan spoke of her own experience when first applying to study at UQ, coming from a country town in Queensland, and her journey throughout her studies while at UQ. She gave a great visual presentation to our students, particularly regarding her work within UQ’s Science labs relating to varieties of snakes and extracting snake venom for medical and health discoveries.

After a brief morning tea break relaxing on the vast centre court grassy area of UQ, the students then chose which of two lectures they would like to attend – “Ecology in Australia – Problems, progress and prospects” or a “Law Pro Bono” topic. Both lectures were excellently presented, encouraging interaction from the students, and were both entertaining and informative. This experience at UQ for a few hours gave our students the experience of attending university lectures, walking around the campus and being amongst the busy throng of university students.

Deborah Heis
Guidance Counsellor

May 2018