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Experience JCU for a day of excitement, fun and discovery.

UniX Year 8 will help students identify and shape their future ambitions, assist with their future subject choices, and promote positive post-school pathways to tertiary education.

What to expect

Students will sample what it’s like to study different subjects including medicine, nursing, science, engineering, education, social sciences, business, law and the creative arts.

These are just some activities designed to develop and articulate experiences that showcase students skills and strengths. We’ll also help students explore potential jobs through career taster activities and presentations.

Inspiration to discover skills and talents

A taster of the unique JCU student experience on campus

Opportunity to explore study and career options

Participate in hands-on, interactive sessions

Meet JCU students and leading lecturers

Check out the 2021 UniX Year 8

Explore, learn and be inspired

Last year, 1,850 students from 32 different North Queensland schools attended UniX Year 8 over the week. Check out some of the awesome moments from the JCU Cairns and JCU Townsville campuses.

When and where

Cairns campus


21 – 25 November 2022

JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada campus, Smithfield

Townsville campus


21 – 25 November 2022

JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas


All students must register below and have a parent or guardian fill out the media consent section.

Required for residential room allocation if needed.

Parent Media Consent

(Images and footage captured at the event may be used on the JCU website, social media platforms and in school newsletters)
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