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Bundy teens tackle tertiary tasks thanks to Campus Connect

Bundy teens tackle tertiary tasks thanks to Campus Connect

Published:09 November 2017

Highlights of the day's activities.

Bundaberg teens recently had the chance to gain experience of a range of tertiary education subjects.

Thirty-five students from Year 10 at Bundaberg State High and four teachers attended the CQUni Campus Connect program event.

Hands-on activities included using scientific instruments to check fruit sweetness, planning public health disease prevention strategies, investigating an accident scenario, doing personality tests, and checking bacteria levels after hand cleaning.

Students experienced a range of academic discipline areas including Public Health, Nursing, Engineering, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Science, Accident Forensics and Aviation.

They were also introduced to the Start Uni Now (SUN) and Vetis (VET in Schools) programs.

"The event was a great success with lots of engaged students and some great feedback," says CQUni Connect Officer Fiona O'Connor.

Students commented that 'the practical work made it more interesting', that they 'loved being able to interact with Uni lecturers' and that 'it was amazing to be able to experience what Uni will be like'.

Other participants commented that the aviation and accident forensics activities were among their favourites.

"Getting to experience different classes, teaching styles and practical exercises were the best," said another student.

"I enjoyed how much I have learnt about myself and all the programs that are available (at CQUni)," said another.

Almost 80 percent of participants said the Campus Connect program helped them learn more about their options after school, while almost 100 percent said they now believed it was possible for them to attend university at some stage in their future.