Science

UNSW Science Work Experience 2018

Date: 

Monday, 26 November, 2018 - 08:55 to Friday, 30 November, 2018 - 15:55

Where: 

UNSW Kensington Campus

Hosts: 

Faculty of Science

Audience / Guests: 

High School Students

Cost: 

Free

APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED.

Application deadline: Friday, 1 June 2018 11.59pm

Currently, we will be opening 30 Student placements from 26 – 30 November 2018. 

Applicants will be notified of their application outcome by Friday, 22 June 2018 (note: this date has been extended due to overwhelming demand).


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
  • Learn what it's like to be a science communicator
  • Explore their career and study interests

Conditions of participation

  1. You must be a student in Year 10 and enrolled in an Australian secondary school
  2. Selected participants must be available for the entire program
  3. You will be required to follow the UNSW Science Code of Conduct, Values and Occupational Health Safety and Environment policies
  4. Lunch plus travel to and from the UNSW Kensington campus is the responsibility of the student
  5. Work experience requires you to attend for 'work' at specific times and comply with instructions from your supervisor(s) or host(s)  
  6. 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.
  7. Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes (you won’t be allowed into the labs without proper footwear).

Supervision

The work experience students will be supervised at all times other than when on a break. Students will be supervised by a variety of university staff including technical, postgraduate students, academics and science student ambassadors.

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 with potential experience in Biomolecular & Biotechnology Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Chemistry and Physics.
  • Gain experience working with one of our industry partners eg The Australian Museum, ANSTO, The Royal Botanic Gardens etc
  • Learn what it's like to be a science communicator
  • Explore their career and study interests

Conditions of participation

  1. You must be a student in Year 10 and enrolled in an Australian secondary school
  2. Selected participants must be available for the entire program
  3. You will be required to follow the UNSW Science Code of Conduct, Values and Occupational Health Safety and Environment policies
  4. Lunch plus travel to and from the UNSW Kensington campus is the responsibility of the student
  5. Work experience requires you to attend for 'work' at specific times and comply with instructions from your supervisor(s) or host(s)  
  6. 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.
  7. Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes (you won’t be allowed into the labs without proper footwear).

Supervision

The work experience students will be supervised at all times other than when on a break. Students will be supervised by a variety of university staff including technical, postgraduate students, academics and science student ambassadors.


Sample program

Day

Area of Study/Work

1

Introduction | Entry Survey

Science Communication

Afternoon session with a Science School 

2

Full day session with a Science School 

3

Full day session with a Science School

4

Full day session with a Science School

5

Morning Session with a Science School

Project Presentation

Close | Exit Survey

 

For further information, please email science.engagement@unsw.edu.au