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InspireU program

Explore your study and career options through on-campus experiences.

About InspireU

The InspireU Program brings Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students from across the state for a week-long camp on our St Lucia campus in Brisbane.

During the week, you'll will participate in a range of interactive and fun activities, led by UQ academics and our industry and community partners.

The camps are themed around the professional disciplines such as Engineering, Science, Health Sciences and more.

Watch Meet Juliette Biemann, Bachelor of Law student and InspireU alumni. on YouTube.

What to expect

Connect with UQ

The InspireU programs give you the opportunity to:

  • Meet UQ faculty staff and learn about their preferred degree and career discipline.
  • Stay on campus at one of UQ’s colleges and experience student life at UQ.
  • Participate in fun and interactive workshops and cultural activities.
  • Connect with current Indigenous UQ students and learn about their university experiences.

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Cost

We aim to make this program as accessible as possible. 

All reasonable costs associated with attendance at the camps are covered by the University's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Unit (ATSISU).

Program goals

Raise aspirations

InspireU is designed to raise aspirations, demystify previously held misconceptions, break down barriers about university, and ultimately empower you to not only see yourself at UQ, but also be adequately informed so that you can navigate the subject selection and application process.

Build relationships

Relationships are built between you, your community (school and local), and university staff.

The creation of these relationships contributes to and can often be attributed to a smoother transition from senior school to university.

Eligibility

Year 11 and 12 camps

Discipline-related residential camps are provided specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are in Year 11 or 12 and who meet a certain set of strict criteria.

This includes: 

  • being on the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) pathway
  • being a high-performing student (A and B grades) in your subjects
  • writing a short response to 2 questions showing your understanding of what their desired field entails, and their passion or reason for wanting to pursue this area of study.

View your chosen InspireU program for more details.

Junior STEM camp

Open to Year 9 -10 students.

Check individual InspireU Junior STEM camp listings for specific requirements. 

Upcoming InspireU opportunities