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 Science Outreach events and activities, please review the calendar below, or email scienceoutreach@une.edu.au.

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.

Event/Activity Name Date/s Location Description Contact
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.

Kirsty Abbott
0466 726 535
kabbott6@une.edu.au
Orientation Week 26th February 2018 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.

Sally Strelitz
0475 982 666
sally.strelitz@une.edu.au

Armidale Show 2-3rd March 2018 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.

Sally Strelitz
0475 982 666
sally.strelitz@une.edu.au

Highlands Science & Engineering Challenge

7th March, 2018 University of New England

A set of fun and competitive activities involving principles of science, engineering and technology.

Dr Peter Lye
02 6773 3018
plye@une.edu.au

UNE Open Day 4th May 2018 

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.

Sally Strelitz
0475 982 666
sally.strelitz@une.edu.au

Karen Morris
02 6773 2347

Melody Parkes
02 6773 2298

HSC Booster Days 4th & 5th of June, 2018 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.

Sally Strelitz
0475 982 666
sally.strelitz@une.edu.au

Mudgee Small Farm Field Days 13-14th July 2018 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.

Sally Strelitz
0475 982 666
sally.strelitz@une.edu.au

The Australian Sheep & Wool Show

20-22nd 22nd July 2018 Bendigo

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.

Sally Strelitz
0475 982 666
sally.strelitz@une.edu.au

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO)

21st - 22nd July, 2018 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.

Sally Strelitz
0475 982 666
sally.strelitz@une.edu.au

Farming Futures Careers Fair and Industry Dinner 3rd August 2018 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
ffutures@une.edu.au

Northern Territory Skills, Employment and Careers Expo

  Darwin

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.

Sally Strelitz
0475 982 666
sally.strelitz@une.edu.au

AgQuip 20-23rd August 2018 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.

Sally Strelitz
0475 982 666
sally.strelitz@une.edu.au

Far Out Science 9th - 10th November, 2017 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
0466 726 535
kabbott6@une.edu.au

UNE GRASS Industry Placement Scholarship 9th-10th October, 2017 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.

Susanna Greig
0457 562 680
susanna.greig@une.edu.au
UNE GRASS Teacher Professional DevelopmentNovember 30th - December 1st 2017 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.

Susanna Greig
0457 562 680
susanna.greig@une.edu.au
ConocoPhillips Science Experience 16-18th January 2018 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
0466 726 535
kabbott6@une.edu.au