Experience
UTS Day

Thursday 12 July 2018

Join us for this hands-on day for Year 11 and 12 students.
Hosted on campus, build your own timetable and experience UTS.

Browse workshops below and then register to attend.

All sessions

Welcome Session

Join us in the Great Hall for the morning welcome presentation at 9:00am – 9:30am.

Meet our team and get the low down on the day ahead. It’s optional (but recommended!).

Mechatronics: Lego mindstorms

Navigate a maze of obstacles, steering your robot to the end zone. Lego Mindstorm will help you to understand programming and how we can give robots simple instructions to complete tasks. Who will win the race of the robots?

Sessions

Session 1: 9:45am 11:00am
Session 2: 11:15am 12:30pm
Session 3: 1:15pm 2:30pm

Requirements: Closed-toe shoes must be worn

Skills: Study smart

Want to know how to maximise your study time? Researcher Rowan Kunz demonstrates how you can see results fast with his study skills workshop.

Sessions

Session 2: 11:30am 12:30pm
Session 3: 1:30pm 2:30pm

Magic Raspberry Pi

Get an introduction to Python and Raspberry Pi, global programming language and hardware that can be used as a platform for countless projects. In this activity, you get to re-live your childhood by making your own magic 8 ball! Write your own answers and test it on your classmates.

Sessions

Session 1: 9:45am – 11:00am
Session 2: 11:15am – 12:30pm
Session 3: 1:15pm – 2:30pm

Requirements: Closed-toe shoes must be worn.

Chemistry: Element-tery

Curious about what life is like as a Chemical Scientist? Explore what it’s like to be a chemistry researcher and forensic chemist by identifying unknown substances and creating energy from fruit through the study of chemical reactions.

Sessions

Session 1: 10:00am 11:00am
Session 4: 2:45pm 3:45pm

Requirements: Shoes that cover the entire foot, long hair tied back, no loose clothing.

Shifting gears

Learn about gears and gear boxes by designing your own race car!  You’ll get to select and build a gearbox design and incorporate this into an F1 style race car. The race cars compete to cross the line the fastest in a drag race.

Sessions

Session 1: 9:45am 11:00am
Session 2: 11:15am 12:30pm
Session 3: 1:15pm 2:30pm

Requirements: Closed-toe shoes must be worn

Get to know the UTS campus

Want to see more of the UTS campus? Join a guided tour, hosted by current students, to get a feel for our spaces and where you could be studying. See the UTS Science Super Lab in action, check out the design spaces, or get your own Data Arena experience – a 3D visual experience.

Sessions

Session 1: 10:00am 11:00am
Session 2: 11:30am 12:30pm
Session 3: 1:30pm 2:30pm
Session 4: 2:45pm 3:45pm

 

Physics: Green Power

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.

Session

Session 3: 1:30pm 2:30pm

Requirements: Shoes that cover the entire foot, long hair tied back, no loose clothing.

Media, Communications, and Sound

Show us your journalism skills using video and sound equipment in front of a green screen. Learn techniques for TV & film production whilst experiencing the Bon Marche Building Studios and equipment store to give you a taste of being a communication student!

Session times

Session 1: 9:45am 11:00am
Session 4: 2:45pm 4:00pm

 

Global Studies: Solving Global Problems

Take a seat at the negotiating table to debate Africa’s biggest hydroelectric project – a development initiative with significant cross-border environmental impacts. Prepare arguments and challenge governments, citizens groups and environmental organisations with the tough questions needed to understand and solve complex global problems.

Sessions

Session 2: 11:15am 12:30pm
Session 3: 1:15pm 2:30pm

Mechanical Engineering: Da Vinci

Learn about the great inventor Da Vinci and the principles behind his design. A bit of a history lesson and an exploration into the links between technology and context. Students will get to build a parachute to drop a figurine to safety – will your thrill seeking figurine survive?

Sessions

Session 1: 9:45am – 11:00am
Session 2: 11:15am – 12:30pm
Session 3: 1:15pm – 2:30pm

Requirements: Closed-toe shoes must be worn.

Programming robots

With robotics technology advancing at a rapid pace, ever thought about how they will impact your future? Today robots can be programmed for all sorts of tasks, so come and discover what you can make a robot do. 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.

Sessions

Session 1: 9:45am 11:00am
Session 2: 11:15am 12:30pm
Session 3: 1:15pm 2:30pm

Requirements: Closed-toe shoes must be worn.

Getting into Uni

Find out how you can increase your chances of getting into the course you want and chat with a panel of students who will share their own uni experiences and decisions they made along the way, including support services you can access, societies and clubs to join and scholarships to apply for.

Sessions

Session 1: 10:00am 11:00am
Session 3: 1:30pm 2:30pm

Technology & Innovation: Imagine and Create the Future

The future of work is changing. With the rise of artificial intelligence, smart robots, and new ways of connecting and communicating, jobs that exist today may soon be replaced by technology, and new jobs will arise that don’t yet exist. 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.

Sessions

Session 3: 1:15pm  2:30pm
Session 4: 2:45pm 4:00pm

Microbiology: All the Small Things

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.

Sessions

Session 1: 10:00am  11:00am
Session 2: 11:30am  12:30pm
Session 3: 1:30pm  2:30pm
Session 4: 2:45pm 3:45pm

Requirements: Shoes that cover the entire foot, long hair tied back, no loose clothing.

Midwifery: Catching Babies

Dreaming of the midwife life? Visit our clinicial labs to get practical and learn how midwives provide care to pregnant women and their families.

Sessions

Session 1: 10:00am 11:00am
Session 2: 11:30am 12:30pm
Session 3: 1:30pm 2:30pm

Requirements: Closed-toe shoes must be worn.

Changing the way we do business

Business is everywhere. Come along and see how your ideas can create new business concepts.

Sessions

Session 1: 10:00am 11:00am
Session 3: 1:30pm 2:30pm

Mathematics: Creativity Counts

Is mathematics only about blindly applying rules and formulae? No! Contrary to popular belief, creativity and mathematics are very much linked. Through two hands-on activities, students will see that mathematics makes use of creativity. Students will also experience first-hand how simple mathematics can be used to great effect when creatively applied. No textbooks, all brains!

Session

Session 2: 11:30am 12:30pm

Engineering a Better World: Floating Houses

Different climates around the world are shaping the way people live. Explore how cost-effective, strong and simple structures, that can survive storms and flooding, built on or near lakes or rivers could be the way of the future in developing countries. Work together in teams to create an innovative floating house. Will your prototype float or sink?

Sessions

Session 1: 9:45am 11:00am
Session 2: 11:15am 12:30pm
Session 3: 1:15pm 2:30pm

Requirements: Closed-toe shoes must be worn.

Engineering the Body

Explore case studies about the creation of Prosthetic Limbs then, out of basic materials, creatively build an arm to complete tasks, such as a high five, picking up and throwing an object.

Sessions

Session 1: 9:45am 11:00am
Session 2: 11:15am – 12:30pm
Session 3: 1:15pm 2:30pm

Requirements: Closed-toe shoes must be worn.

Sport and Exercise Science/Management: Fighting Fit

The human body is a powerful and agile thing. Explore the science behind sport in our active workshop and find out why we move the way we do!

Sessions

Session 1: 10:00am 11:00am
Session 2: 11:30am 12:30pm

Requirements: Participants will be required to wear closed in shoes. Activewear is also recommended for this session.

Games Development: Game On

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 your own design touches. Once complete, you’ll get to share your game with your friends online.

Sessions

Session 1: 9:45am 11:00am
Session 2: 11:15am 12:30pm

International Studies: Going Global

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.

Sessions

Session 2: 11:15am 12:30pm
Session 4: 2:45pm 3:45pm

In the Clouds

Apps have taken the world by storm. If you’re keen to take your ideas and create the next big thing, In the Cloud is your chance to explore how an app is developed from paper to device.

Sessions

Session 1: 9:45am 11:00am
Session 2: 11:15am 12:30pm
Session 3: 1:15pm 2:30pm

Justice is Served! Mock Trial

The jury is present, the judge enters, the prosecution and defence lawyers give their opening statements and the examination of witnesses begins…
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!

Sessions

Session 1: 10:00am 12:15pm
Session 3: 1:30pm 3:45pm

Nursing: Life In The Hospital ER

Nurses have to be ready for anything. Experience life on the wards with hands-on duties in our clinical labs – which look and feel exactly like the inside of a hospital.

Sessions

Session 1: 9:45am 11.00am
Session 2: 11.15am 12.30pm
Session 3: 1.15pm 2.30pm

Requirements: Closed-toe shoes must be worn.

Physiology: Test yourself

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.

Sessions

Session 1: 10:00am – 11:00am
Session 2: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Session 3: 1.30pm  2.30pm
Session 4: 2.45pm 3.45pm

Requirements: Shoes that cover the entire foot, long hair tied back, no loose clothing.

Marketing & Advertising: Pitch Perfect

Think like a marketer and get creative by producing new advertising ideas for some familiar products.

Sessions

Session 1: 10.00am 11.00am
Session 2: 11.30am 12.30pm
Session 3: 1:30pm 2:30pm
Session 4: 2.45pm 3.45pm

Teaching techniques

Get involved in an introduction to teaching. Experience what it would be like to teach a small class (your group of friends!). You’ll get the opportunity to draw a random fun subject out of a hat, create a lesson plan, and learn some teaching techniques.

Sessions

Session 2: 11:15am 12:30pm
Session 3: 1:15pm 2:30pm

Requirements: No food and drink to be consumed in the room.

Photography: The Art of Image Making

Get hands-on and explore the art of image making using cutting-edge photographic equipment in our world-class photomedia studios.

Sessions

Session 1: 9:45am  11:00am
Session 2: 11:15am – 12:30pm
Session 3: 1:15pm 2:30pm

Requirements: Closed-toe shoes must be worn.

To Sue or Not to Sue?

You’ve seen Law on TV, fought on the battlefield of the courtroom. But have you ever thought about Law outside the courtroom? Mediation is one of the ways to resolve disputes outside the courtroom. In this workshop, you will work together on a case to resolve a dispute and reach a solution between two parties.

Session

Session 2: 11.30am 12.30pm

Forensic Science: Whodunnit?

Solve a case and get a real taste of Crime Scene Investigation. Learn forensic techniques used by forensic scientists to collect fingerprints, compare paint chips and fibres, examine gunshot residue and much more.

Sessions

Session 1: 10:00am 11:00am
Session 2: 11:30am 12:30pm
Session 3: 1:30pm 2:30pm
Session 4: 2:45pm 3:45pm

Requirements: Shoes that cover the entire foot, long hair tied back, no loose clothing.

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