Please note that this blog is intended for the students and parents associated with Gordonvale State High School, Cairns. Please check areas of interest as seen on the blog to confirm dates and other information as there will be occasions when dates will change and the information may not be included in the blog as it may not have been received by the school. Posts prior to July 2017 may have reference to Smithfield State High School as this blog was initially developed for students when I was the Guidance Officer at that school.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Female Flight Camp - RAAF Amberley

Last year, the RAAF trialled a 4 day Female Residential Flight Camp for young women interested in a flying career in the Air Force, to align with their Women in the Air Force priority.  Last year's camp was a big success, however it was only open to students in the South East corner.
The Flight Camp is being run again this year and is open to all QLD residents/students, which means that female students in our regions are able to apply.
The camp is run at RAAF Base Amberley from 10 - 13 June 2014.  Students are provided with accommodation, meals, and 'uniforms' for the duration of the camp, so only airfare and travel to RAAF Amberley would need to be funded by the successful applicants.  Students are fully supervised by RAAF and civilian female personnel at all times.  A parent/guardian does need to be present at the info session on the first day to sign some additional consent forms and receive information about the camp.
A fairly stringent selection criteria forms part of the application and students must include a letter of endorsement from their school.  It would be a real good news story for NQ if we were to have student/s who were selected for this activity.
Note that successful applicants are selected by Air Force personnel who run the camp.
Please click on this link for further information, or see Jenny in the Guidance Office.


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University of Queensland students roll up their sleeves in Cambodian health clinics

Fifteen University of Queensland nursing and midwifery students have put their skills into practice in Cambodian health clinics during a four-week placement in the country’s north-west.

School of Nursing and Midwifery head Professor Catherine Turner said the International Community Health Placement program, open to second- and third-year nursing and midwifery students, gave participants credit toward their Bachelor degrees.

For information, contact:
Lya McTaggart
Phone:(07) 3365 5084

University of Queensland and Ohio State student exchange agreement

Five years of funding will foster student exchange and joint research between The University of Queensland and a top American university.

In an agreement between UQ and Ohio State University, students will be able to study for a semester between the two universities, namely in an engineering or finance field, followed by an internship.
Through CampusParc, which manages and operates the parking facilities at Ohio State University, QIC Global Infrastructure (QIC) will provide $150,000 in scholarships over five years to promote student mobility between the universities.

For information, contact: Jen Neilsen
Phone: +1 202 495 3670

University of Queensland - Health

UQ Health now offers a broader range of study options in the fields of Health, Medicine and Behavioural Sciences. Psychology, Social Work and Human Services have been incorporated into the already extensive variety of study areas in health.
With the health care industry being the largest employing industry in Australia, health careers have strong job prospects. Health care contributed to the employment of 1 in 8 workers in 2013 and is projected to grow by a further 13% over the next five years.

With strong future job openings and an exciting variety of health careers that are constantly evolving, studying health at UQ provides a solid foundation for a career in health.

To explore the exciting range of health careers head to http://www.uq.edu.au/health/careers.
For information, contact: Rosanna Ryan
Phone: (07) 3346 3038

University of Queensland - FEAST

Future Experiences in Agriculture, Science and Technology (FEAST) is a five day residential program at UQ Gatton, designed to inspire and inform Years 11 and 12 students about the exciting and rewarding science careers in the agriculture, animal and food sectors.

Students will explore science disciplines through hands on activities and workshops run by UQ staff and Industry and discover the career outcomes and opportunities for their future. Students will experience University life and expand their knowledge of UQ study options, programs, careers and campus life.
Registrations open online March 17, 2014 at http://www.science.uq.edu.au/feast and close on May 9.

Contact: Karli Kollegger
Phone: (07) 5460 1279

The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne has a Future Students web page. It can be found at this link. Students can access information on a variety of topics. If you are considering studying at The University of Melbourne, please visit the Future Students information.