Creating Relationships between Young Scholars and our University Partners

The Young Scholars community embraces a range of members. While students and parents are central to our focus, our university partners provide a unique set of experiences for our members. While the opportunities and complexities of tertiary study may seem a long way off, particularly for our younger members, contemporary university environments are very innovative learning spaces. This term we have had the pleasure of introducing our Young Scholars and their families to the QUT Creative Industries Precinct environment. This is not one space, but rather a set of interrelated learning and cultural spaces that celebrate innovation in the arts, sciences and engineering. We were thrilled to commence our programming for 2013 at The Cube, located at the Gardens Point campus , certainly one of the largest and most contemporary interactive digital learning and display spaces in the southern hemisphere.  Working at The Cube provided an opportunity for our Young Scholars to observe how older students, be they undergraduates  or post graduates, research in real world settings and offer new creative solutions in the fields of engineering, technology and the sciences. Similarly, our workshops at The Block (at the Kelvin Grove campus) also offered challenging perspectives upon the relationships between data, information technology, coding and modern video editing-the amazing collision between mathematics and the visual world. We are planning more workshops with the QUT Creative Industries Precinct throughout the year and look forward to consolidating our relationship with this university partner.

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