Programs, activities, resources and professional development

Explore activities for your students, teaching resources for the classroom, and professional development opportunities.

From guest speakers and workshops to campus tours and field trips, below you will find the current range of bookable activities categorised by subject area.
While we can only facilitate bookings for Tasmanian schools online, we encourage interstate school teachers to contact us about opportunities.

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Programs

The University of  Tasmania offers and supports many  programs to inspire and intrigues students across the range of  study areas.

The University of Tasmania Library offers a range of services and resources and workshops for school students, teachers, teacher librarians and other community members. School staff and students are welcome to use the library as a study space, use the print resources in the library, and access some of our online resources via catalogue computers. Due to licensing agreements, off-campus access to online databases and ebooks is restricted to University of Tasmania students and staff.

Members of the community may join the library. School staff and students 18 years and over should choose the General Public category on the application form, whereas students under the age of 18 should select the School Student category, which includes a link to the consent form (PDF 86.2 KB) for a Parent/Guardian/Responsible adult. The consent form should be printed, completed, scanned and then uploaded as an attachment to the application form. The application form is completed and submitted online.

Joining the library is free and enables you to:

We also have a range of subject and general library guides to help with assignments.

The Library offers a seasonal workshop program for secondary school students, as well as customised tours and information literacy workshops.

Economics is everywhere, it explores human impacts at a domestic and international level. It informs policy and government strategy behind issues including crime, the environment, health, regional development, and education.

The Economics Challenge is a free whole-day event that provides students in years 11-12 with the opportunity to develop their Economic mindset. Your students will experience:

  • A series of interactive and interesting activities delivered by our experts
  • Keynote speaker: Senator Peter Whish-Wilson
  • Student networking
  • Opportunities to explore career pathways, scholarships and campus facilities
  • Prizes, quizzes and music

The 2022 Economics Challenge has now concluded. Please contact tas.future.students@utas.edu.au if you wish to take part in 2023.

This hands-on STEM program uses project-based learning to engage students in exploring engineering systems and design. Students work together to design and build underwater remote operating vehicles and submarines, covering concepts from buoyancy, to programming, communications, and business design.

With a range of kits, online resources, and mentoring available and the opportunity to compete in external competitions; this program supports teachers to extend and challenge their students.

SUBS in Schools is an Australian STEM program developed in conjunction with the Department of Defence and several of Australia's Defence Industry partners.
The Australian Maritime College, a specialist Institute of the University of Tasmania, is proud to partner with Re-Engineering Foundation Australia and extend SUBS in School to Tasmania in 2021.

The Young Tassie Scientists help engage and motivate students
about science and science careers – and also provide teachers with the opportunity to strengthen their knowledge of current research.

By providing dynamic and inspiring role models, engaging hands-on
activities, and information on educational opportunities and future careers,
the YTS program encourages younger people to continue their studies in science and to make connections between studying science and resulting jobs and careers.

Information about SEIA 2022 coming in Term 2.

Activities

Workshops,  class visits, on campus experiences and more

Educational resources for your classroom

Explore the resources we have created for school teachers across subject areas including past taster workshops, videos, podcasts and other teaching materials.

Professional development opportunities

Join our expert researchers and academics on a field trip or in a workshop exclusively for school teachers to enhance your skills and knowledge in a subject area of interest.

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