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University can feel a world away when you’re still at school. If you’re thinking of doing a degree, SID School will show what it’s all about, so when the time comes, you can make an informed decision.

What is SID School?

SID School is a program developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander year 10, 11, and 12 students hosted by the Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) Oodgeroo Unit, and WSP—one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consulting firms.

The Oodgeroo Unit is the centre of QUT’s activities in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education and are committed to the access, retention and completion of university education for undergraduate and post graduate by coursework Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

As part of our vision for reconciliation, WSP exists to create equitable, inclusive and sustainable societies for today and future generations.

SID School 2020

SID School 2020 is scheduled to be held from 29 June to 3 July 2020 (inclusive). SID School is a free, fully-supervised, five-day residential program focused on career pathways in:

  • Biological Sciences

    Biological Sciences

  • Earth and Environmental Science

    Earth and Environmental Science

  • Chemistry


  • Information Technology

    Information Technology

  • Urban Development/Planning

    Urban Development/Planning

  • Stakeholder Engagement

    Stakeholder Engagement

  • Engineering


Frequently asked questions

  • Who can attend?

    Students attending high school (Year 10, 11 or 12) who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent are welcome to apply. Whether you have already decided to continue your studies after school or you’re just curious to find out what life at university is like, SID School is for you.

  • What will it be like?

    SID School is designed to give you a taste of university life and knowledge about your future career pathways. You will meet current QUT students who will share insights into their own journey, have an opportunity to interact in faculty activities, as well as hearing from ‘real world’ industry professionals

  • How much does it cost?

    The camp is FREE for participating students. All travel, meals, accommodation and activities are covered. Students can bring a small amount of spending money (limit $20).

Join us in 2020

If the SID School sounds interesting you, apply now by filling out the application form. Applications close on 8 May 2020.

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