Students discover more from uni experience
Published on 07 February, 2013
Eight Year 12 students from Rockhampton and Gladstone had the chance to gain insight into university life during the Camp Discovery 2013 experience.
The action-packed event had students pitching movie storyboards to film producers, being recorded as a newsreader and re-enacting three significant events in modern history.
Students Ella-May Hannan, Christopher Atkinson, Jessica Adams, Dylan Atkinson, Tayler Louise Shannen, CQUniversity staff Kaye Ahern and Claudia Vaile and students Lauren Roberts, Werner Kahl, Tai-Wakelin Gray take part in Camp Discovery 2013.Camp attendees also enjoyed a campus tour, lots of food and learning about the study options at CQUniversity.
Students interacted with CQUniversity lecturers Dr Mike Danaher, Dr John Fitzsimmons, Associate Professor Steve Mullins, Dr Kate Ames and Celeste Lawson who brought a humanities and professional communication focus to the day, giving students the opportunity to experience what it feels like to be a university student. Camp activities were based on current course content.
Parents, CQUniversity staff and student siblings were all invited to celebrate the end of Camp Discovery with a social closing ceremony and awards presentation.
CQUniversity Marketing Office Claudia Vaile said the event allowed students to start thinking about career options when they finish high school this year.
"We had a really good response from students and most of them were interested in studying locally after high school."