Outreach for schools
The Faculty offers a range of engagement opportunities for the schools network, including: enhanced studies programs for primary and secondary school students, outreach activities and professional development for teachers.
From taster sessions to tours; school holiday activities to bespoke programs, the Faculty invites school groups from South East Queensland and further afield to come and experience the humanities and social sciences at UQ.
The R.D. Milns Antiquities Museum
The RD Milns Antiquities Museum’s education programs offer curriculum based historical investigations. Using its extensive collection of ancient artefacts, our tours and workshops help your students gain a unique, hands-on insight into the ancient world. Our range of workshops are designed to educate students in both theoretical and practical aspects of Ancient History through the use of real objects. Each workshop is aligned to the new Australian National Curriculum (Foundation to Year 10) and the current Queensland Senior Ancient History Syllabus (Years 11 and 12). All workshops provide students with an unparalleled opportunity to learn how archaeologists and ancient historians construct historical knowledge through the study of artefacts.
The School of Social Sciences' one-hour Archaeology Experience is popular with a wide range of social groups and ages. Participants are 'hands-on', excavating and analysing artefacts including stone, bone, metal and glass. The Archaeology Experience has been developed, and is facilitated by, UQ archaeology experts.
Solid Pathways has been developed in partnership with Education Queensland for high performing Indigenous students. There are currently around 500 students on the program from across 104 schools in metro Brisbane.
Enhanced studies program (ESP)
Through UQ’s School Liaison unit, the Faculty offers a selection of humanities courses as part of the Enhanced Studies Program. The program enables secondary school students to undertake university-level subjects during semester one of Year 12 in exchange for one bonus point on the UQ Bonus Rank Scheme, and may receive credit for their completed course.