InspireU Business

Business and related areas such as finance, economics and accounting, are some of the most popular fields studied at universities worldwide. 

Business graduates are in high demand and their work influences much of modern human society: careers are diverse and often highly paid.

The InspireU Business camp provides an opportunity for up to 20 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from schools across Queensland to participate in a number of activities designed to provide an insight into studying business at UQ. It also helps shine a light on the wide range of career and study opportunities available to business students and graduates.

Student participants take part in a number of activities during the week that are both informative and interactive, including business workshops, workplace visits, as well as creating group presentations of business models linked to entrepreneurship and innovation. Recently, students also visited Blue Sky Investment where they heard from a number of employees about working within the financial sector.

Cost and travel

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.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible to participate in InspireU Business, students must:

  1. Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent;
  2. Be enrolled in schooling in Year 11 or Year 12 in 2018;
  3. Be enrolled in Overall Position (OP) subjects and eligible for an OP score; and
  4. Have school attendance rate of 90% or greater.

Preference will be given to students currently studying Mathematics B or C. Students will be selected from a competitive process and will be assessed on their academic standing in addition to their attendance and behaviour.

How do I apply?

To apply for the InspireU Business residential camp (“the program”), you need to submit a completed Application Form and provide some additional information that will support your application. This includes:

  • A completed Application Form including:
    • the signed consent of one of your parents or guardians; and
    • the signed consent of your school principal and/or senior school representative; and
  • A copy of your FULL school report from 2016; and
  • A written reference from your referee supporting your application (i.e. referee letter).

Please ensure that your responses to the identified criteria questions remain within the word limit.

For more information

Contact the ATSIS Unit on (07) 3365 6665 or send an email to inspireu@uq.edu.au with the subject title being InspireU Business Program

InspireU Business dates

Program dates
Sunday, 1 July to Friday, 6 July 2018

Applications open
Monday, 2 April 2017

Applications close
Friday, 1 June 2018

Applicants notified 
Friday, 8 June 2018