School Outreach Program
About the program
Our suite of Outreach activities in the School of Social Science offer opportunities for school students to visit our campus and participate in active learning experiences in an authentic research environment. As a leading centre for research and teaching in both Archaeology and Criminology, the UQ School of Social Science is well-positioned to help broaden school students' understanding of global cultural heritage and its origins, and the value of its conservation and protection through our Archaeology Outreach activities. Students are able to participate in hands-on excavation and lab-based activities. Participation in our Criminology Outreach activities will assist students with learning how criminology and criminal justice studies contribute to our understanding of why people commit crimes, how the criminal justice system works and ways to control and prevent crime harms. Students will also have the opportunity to learn and ask questions about post-tertiary career options in both Archaeology and Criminology.
World 101x: Anthropology of Current World Issues
World101x is a free massive open online course on the edX platform that is run several times a year. The course presents the way in which anthropology as a discipline can shed new perspectives on current world issues, from indigeneity to migration and material culture. Students are exposed to a range of anthropological issues, such as mining and water scarcity in the Atacama desert, refugees in Malaysia and indigenous and non-indigenous relations in Australia, via videos, readings and moderated discussion fora. Teachers and students may find course videos, interviews and Q&As freely available on Youtube.
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Feedback from participants
“Just wanted to say thank you for the archaeology workshop conducted for Tagai State College on Monday morning. The staff all did a great job of tailoring the activity to the group of students and feedback from the school teachers and students was very positive. The staff were all wonderful, they were very accessible, communicated effectively with the students and engaged everybody in the activities.”
- ATSIS Unit outreach officer
“Just want to pass on my thanks to your team at the Archaeology activity this morning. In particular your presenter ... did a very good job at keeping a very excited group of year 7 students focussed and engaged throughout the entire morning….. [and] the other presenters… also did a fantastic job too. We hope to see them all again on future Archaeology Experience Days.”
- OPSSE outreach officer
“I wanted to say thank you to you and your staff for your assistance in running the Archaeology activities for our Experience Days this semester. The feedback from our schools has been positive, especially in regards to [the staff] that facilitated the activity on 18 November”
- OPSSE outreach officer
“Thank you for letting all of us from SDE come spend the day at UQ. We had a good time. I really liked the Archaeological dig, it was fun to dig in the dirt and find things that we didn’t know where [sic] there”.
- Charleville School of Distance Education student writing to Professor Middleburg who hosted their visit.
Our programs take place at the University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, either in the Michie Building (#09), or the ATARC (Archaeology Teaching & Research Centre). Please see map below which highlights these locations.