The 2020 UNSW Science Work Experience program is scheduled for: 
Monday, 23 November to Friday, 27 November
to be held at various locations on UNSW Kensington Campus.

Due to Covid-19, we are still assessing whether we can have visitors on campus in November for student outreach programs. Please fill in expression interest form below to obtain the latest information on the status of this work experience program.

Our work experience program aims to give students the opportunity to:
Gain insight and experience into the faculty’s everyday work, which involves a diverse array of Sciences from our Faculty Schools to explore their career and study interests.

Sample Program

Welcome, induction and science communication workshop
Faculty School day program 1
Faculty School day Program 2
Faculty School day Program 3

Science Communication Task
As part of the program, we assign the work experience student to deliver a 3-minute presentation to be delivered on the Friday.  We invite parents and teachers to support.  Prizes to be won.
Suggested topics:

  • Reflection on the work experience program
  • A scientific concept that they learnt


Conditions of participation
You must be a student in Year 10 and enrolled in an Australian secondary school. Selected participants must be able to make themselves available for the entire program. You will be required to follow the UNSW Science Code of Conduct, Values and Occupational Health Safety and Environment policies. Lunch plus travel to and from the UNSW Kensington campus is the responsibility of the student. Work experience requires you to attend for 'work' at specific times and comply with instructions from your supervisor(s) or host(s).  The normal working day for work experience is 8.30 am to 4.00 pm, subject to variation.  We usually allow 1 hour for lunch. Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes (you won’t be allowed into the labs without proper footwear).

Expression of Interest
The application webform for the 2020 UNSW Science Work Experience is currently not open.  However, if you are interested in participating you can sign up to our expression of interest mailing list by filling in the webform below.

Work Experience Expression of Interest Form