InspireU Health Sciences

Health is one of Australia’s fastest growing sectors.

From clinical laboratory scientists to public health experts, people with the skills to identify, manage and treat health issues are in high demand. The InspireU Health Science 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 health sciences at UQ. 

It also exposes students to the wide range of career and study options available to health science students and graduates. Students take part in a number of activities throughout the week that are both interactive and informative, including sessions on sports psychology, careers in Indigenous health, psychology, nutrition and dietetics, biomedical sciences, human movement, pharmacy and pathology.

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 Health Sciences, 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 one or more of the following: Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Multi-strand Science. 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 Health Sciences 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 Health Sciences Program.

InspireU Health Sciences dates

Program dates
Sunday, 8 April to Friday, 13 April 2018

Applications open
Monday, 8 January 2018

Applications close
Friday, 9 March 2018

Applicants notified 
Friday, 16 March 2018