Join us for this hands-on day for Years 11 and 12 students. Hosted at UTS, build your own UTS timetable and experience UTS. The 2018 program will be available in June.
See the workshops below for what was available at the 2017 event.
Join us in the Great Hall for the morning welcome presentation. Meet our team and get the low down on the day ahead. It’s optional (but recommended!).
Join a guided tour, hosted by current students, to get a feel for our spaces and where you could be studying.
Climate change and global warming are hot topics. Put on your green hat and think about alternative energy sources to power our daily lives using science, physics, nanotechnology and material science.
Show us your journalism skills using video and sound equipment in front of a green screen. Learn techniques for TV & film production.
By observing Leonardo Da Vinci’s intricate models, you will be guided through some of the engineering considerations in his notebook designs, gain an introduction to gears and the energy-harnessing methods used back in Da Vinci’s day but applied in a contemporary context.
Learn more about engineering techniques as we investigate the smart materials and simple solutions used to provide stability to structures in the event of extreme events and that save lives in the process.
Experience robotics first-hand and get an introduction into how algorithms and sensors are crucial to helping robots mimic behaviours we take for granted in our world.
In this hands-on workshop, we will explore the role that technology might play in our future, and work together in teams to imagine and create possible technology-enabled futures.
Put the exciting world of microbiology under the microscope as you get to conduct experiments on bacteria and experience what it is like to be a hospital scientist and a food safety scientist
Enter our clinicial labs and experience the life of a midwife and learn how they provide care to pregnant women and their families.
Business is everywhere. Come along and see how your ideas can create new business concepts.
Smart electronics can be used to manage water in our environment. In this activity, an electronic soil moisture probe, which detects the absence of moisture in the soil, is constructed using modern electronics. The soil moisture probe sounds an alarm and flashes a light when the soil needs watering.
Contrary to popular belief, creativity and mathematics are very much linked. Experience first-hand how simple mathematics can be used to great effect when creatively applied. No textbooks, all brains!
Work together as a team to create an innovative floating house using drinking straws and tape. Will your prototype float or sink?
Explore a case study from the Vietnam War and learn about prosthetic limbs. Out of basic materials, creatively build an arm to complete basic tasks, such as a high five, picking up and throwing an object. Uses creative thinking and engineering design to address a social problem.
The human body is a powerful and agile thing. Find out why we move the way we do!
Ever wanted to turn your great ideas into a reality? Game On is your chance to create your own computer game. Make up your own rules and add you own design touches. Once complete you’ll get to share your game with your friends online.
Want to learn a new language, travel or live overseas? Hear from our students who’ve done just that as part of their degree! Note: this is an information session.
Ever thought about how an app is developed from paper to device? In the Clouds allows you to put on your entrepreneurial hat and devise a theoretical new app.
Experience what it feels like to appear in court by role-playing in a mock trial. Learn about legal issues, rebut your opponents’ arguments, and put your legal arguments to the test!
Nurses have to be ready for anything. Experience hands-on duties in our clinical facilities, which look and feel exactly like the inside of a hospital.
Learn the basics of programming through Live Lights, Smooth Sound, Cool Code. In this activity, you will learn to program an Arduino board to play sounds and light up LEDs to your imagination.
Discover the types of medical devices frequently used in clinical and research contexts. Measure your own blood pressure, brain activity and heart rate, and see how these can change with simple activities
Think like a marketer and get creative by producing new advertising ideas for some familiar products.
Dive into the BCII creative lab environment and apply your critical and creative thinking power to tackle a real brief in real time. Work collaboratively to discover the skills required to become a lifelong innovator, entrepreneur, creative practitioner and change-maker.
Get involved in an introduction to teaching. Experience what it would be like to teach a PDHPE class. You’ll get the opportunity to get active, create lesson plans, and learn some teaching techniques.
Get hands-on and explore the art of image making using cutting-edge photographic equipment in our world-class photomedia studios.
Learn how experience-based industries such as tourism, sport business and event management are instrumental in creating memorable experiences for customers.
Learn forensic techniques used by forensic scientists to collect fingerprints, compare paint chips and fibres, examine gunshot residue and much more.