About Science Outreach at UNE
UNE's Science Outreach events and activities aim to deliver educational, research-led programs to the wider community, including primary, secondary and tertiary students, teachers, and the general public.
Our goal is to enhance the aspirations of students to pursue science as a career, and to encourage the application of scientific concepts to everyday life in areas such as health, technology, agriculture and the environment. Our events and activities develop pathways into science by using new technologies, exciting resources, and innovative approaches to teaching and learning.
For further information on the UNE Outreach events and activities, please review the calendar below, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Calendar of Events and Activities
The calendar provides details of UNE's Science Outreach events and activities for 2017 and early 2018. Event date/s and locations may change without notice - please contact the event or activity organiser for up to date details.
|Discovery||Year-round||On-site at participating schools|
An interactive program where our Discovery Voyager comes to you, wherever you are in northern NSW, with interactive, curriculum-aligned activities grounded in science. Activities include, but not limited to the use of sports science equipment, curious chemistry, understanding pollination and experiment with sound waves to understand the principle of sounds.
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|Orientation Week||24th February 2020||University of New England|
The School of Science & Technology and the School of Environmental and Rural Science both hold a presentation to students enrolled in degrees within the Schools, followed by a pizza lunch.
|Armidale Show||6-7th March 2020||Armidale|
The University of New England School of Environmental and Rural Science is a sponsor of the Armidale Show. UNE students are responsible for running the cattle and sheep judging competitions.
|March 10 (Discovery Day Primary)|
March 11 (Challenge High School)
|University of New England|
A set of fun and competitive activities involving principles of science, engineering and technology.
Dr Peter Lye
|UNE Open Day||8th May 2020|
University of New England
UNE Open Day gives you the chance to explore UNE and find out everything you need to know about studying at university. Both Science & Technology and Environmental & Rural Sciences have stands in Lazenby Hall UNE during Open Day, offering individual course advice to prospective students. Tours of facilities at both Schools are also available, as well as accommodation tours, live demonstrations, free food and activities.
|HSC Booster Days||1st and 2nd of June, 2020||University of New England|
During the two days, UNE and specialist lecturers present various sessions in the Maths, Science, Economics, Business and Legal Studies disciplines. These sessions are jam packed with relevant information to assist Year 12 students reach their full potential and in many sessions students are able to undertake practicals that are not possible at school.
|Mudgee Small Farm Field Days||10-11th July 2020||Mudgee|
UNE has a stand at the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days, and can offer individual course advice to prospective students, discuss online flexible study arrangements, entry requirements and on campus living options.
The Australian Sheep & Wool Show
UNE has a stand at the Australian Sheep & Wool show, and can offer individual course advice to prospective students, discuss online flexible study arrangements, entry requirements and on campus living options.
Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO)
|18th - 19th July, 2020||Brisbane|
Over 10,000 Year 11 &12 students visit the TSXPO to discuss their study options with a number of universities. UNE can offer individual course advice to prospective students, discuss online flexible study arrangements, entry requirements and on campus living options.
|Farming Futures Careers Fair and Industry Dinner||31st July, 2020||University of New England|
A student initiative, Farming Futures has two parts. An Agricultural and Agribusiness Careers Fair is held in Lazenby Hall, UNE to give students the opportunity to met with and discuss career options with potential employers. An Industry Dinner is held in Armidale the same night and attendees include corporate sponsors, industry representatives, academics, and students.
Farming Futures Committee|
Northern Territory Skills, Employment and Careers Expo
UNE has a stand at the Expo, and can offer individual course advice to prospective students, discuss online flexible study arrangements, entry requirements and on campus living options.
|AgQuip||18-20 August 2020||Gunnedah|
UNE has a stand at AgQuip, and can offer individual course advice to prospective students, discuss online flexible study arrangements, entry requirements and on campus living options.
|Far Out Science||University of New England|
Immersing students from Years 5 to 10 in hands on science activities, inspiring creative thought, critical evaluation of problems and curiosity explosions.
Dr Kirsti Abbott
|UNE GRASS Industry Placement Scholarship||22nd 23rd June, 2020||University of New England|
Showcasing the broad range of exciting careers supporting the primary industries to Years 11 and 12 students. Includes a student camp, industry placement, and reporting back on the scholarship experience.
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|UNE GRASS Teacher Professional Development||Nov 30, Dec 1st, 2020||University of New England|
A two day professional development experience for secondary school science teachers, including presentations by scientists and leaders in secondary science education.
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|ConocoPhillips Science Experience||14-16th January, 2020||University of New England|
A three day hands on science event where students from Years 9-11 can stay at college at UNE and immerse themselves in a whole university experience. Hands-on activities include experiments in a variety of scientific fields, field trip and spotlighting for mammals at Dangar Falls, DNA extraction, sports science activities, robotics with lego and gyroscopes, and contribution to the School of Ants citizen science project based at UNE. The program is run from our Natural History Museum, showcasing zoological, botanical and geological collections.
Dr Kirsti Abbot|
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