If you're in years 9 or 10 and have a curious mind and want to spend three days with world-renowned researches, look no further than the ConocoPhillips Science Experience at UNSW.
Our Science Experience offers an exciting smorgasbord of lectures, lab experiments, excursions, hands-on experience and other fun filled activities. The wide range of disciplines in science and engineering offer you exposure to areas such as robotics, human disease, DNA and forensic science, astronomy, psychology, optometry, quantum computing, photovoltaic and renewable energy, and much more.
Take this opportunity to get a taste of life as a UNSW student and to meet and share ideas with students from all over with similar interests in science and engineering.
The Faculty of Science looks forward to welcoming you to UNSW.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get to UNSW?
From Central Station Eddy Avenue Bus Stop: take Bus 891. This is UNSW Express and stops at Gates 2, 8 & 9 on High Street. Your stop is Gate 2. Please note this service is pre-paid only and no tickets are sold on the bus. There are other buses that stop near the main entrance to the University on Anzac Parade. Check the Sydney Buses website and the 131500 website for more timetable information. If driving, check directions to our campus from your suburb. The campus map shows the entry points to the assembly area (Physics Lawn) for each day of the event.
What time do I arrive and leave each day?
The program will run from around 8.30am until 5.00pm (times to be confirmed with registered participants)
What if I arrive late?
If you arrive late on any day, please stay at the designated area and call the mobile number supplied to you and we will collect you and take you to your scheduled session for that time. (Mobile number to be supplied to registered students prior to the event).
What if I need to leave early?
A roll-call is taken each day before we start any activity. We need to know where you are at all times while you are on campus. If you need to leave early speak to your group leader on the morning you need to leave. You should also bring a note from your parent or guardian and hand over to your group leader.
NOTE: Students are not permitted to leave the campus grounds at any time and especially during lunch breaks.
What should I wear?
As you will spend some time in laboratories, it is important that you wear suitable clothing - preferably a long-sleeved cotton shirt, pants and closed-toed shoes. Check your copy of the timetable and dress accordingly - dress for comfort. Pack a cardigan, jacket or jumper just in case the day suddenly turns cold.
What should I bring?
- Bottle of water
- Umbrella (in case it rains)
- Money (for bus/train fare if using public transport, phone call etc)
- You may wish to bring a camera
If you bring your mobile phone, please ensure it is turned off during sessions.
When you arrive on the first day, you will be given a program satchel with relevant information for the event. All queries regarding the program should be directed to your team leader.
You will need to bring your lunch each day. There are food outlets on campus but it can prove very time-consuming and expensive. Fruit and water will be provided on all three days.
What do I do if I get lost on campus?
If you somehow find you are lost on campus, you should call us on the mobile number supplied prior to event. On the first day team leaders will also provide you with contact numbers to use in an emergency. Keep this with you at all times.
You can also ask for directions to the building where you are supposed to be. There are information maps all over the campus and uniformed security on patrol all through the day.