InspireU Health Science Camp open

7 March 2019

The application form for the InspireU Health Science camp is available now. This camp is specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, male and female, in Years 11 and 12 in 2019 that have an interest in studying Health Science. The camp is co-ordinated by staff from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit (ATSIS Unit) at The University of Queensland (UQ), St Lucia campus over five (5) days.

Students will participate in Interactive workshops and lectures, workplace visits, College stay and many more activities.

The InspireU camp is designed to provide a practical insight into Health Science and the many opportunities for study and careers in this industry. Accommodation is supervised, with separate accommodation for female and male students.

To be eligible to participate in the InspireU Health Science Camp, students must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, be enrolled in schooling in Year 11 or Year 12 in 2019, be eligible for an ATAR or OP score and have school attendance rate of 90% or greater.

Preference will be given to students currently studying at least one or more of either English, Science i.e. Biology, Physics and or Chemistry and Mathematics.

Students will be selected from a competitive process and will be assessed on their academic standing in addition to their attendance and behaviour. The number of places available on the camp is approximately 20 students in 2019. There is no restriction on the number of applicants from a particular school. If the student’s circumstances change after they submit an application, the student must notify the InspireU Team at the UQ ATSIS Unit via email inspireu@uq.edu.au

The reasonable cost associated with attendance at the camp, including board, meals and program activities plus transportation to and from UQ St Lucia campus where required, will be met by UQ. Participants may wish to bring a small amount of spending money if desired.

The student’s application and/or continuation in the program will then be subject to the approval of the school Principal and UQ. Applications are open now and available on the ATSIS Unit’s webpage.

 

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