Planning a visit with your students
Below are some questions and answers that may help you. If you need further help, email us.
The Science and Engineering Centre (SEC) houses the QUT Institute for Future Environments with more than 200 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) researchers from many disciplines collaborating to solve some of the most pressing global challenges.
The Cube is the centre-piece of the Science and Engineering Centre, with its two-storey interactive digital learning and display screens. It has been designed to transform the way students and visitors engage and interact with learning in STEM.
When you book one of our STEAM for Schools workshops, they are usually supplemented with a tour of The Cube, with time allocated for students to interact with the screens. QUT Staff managing your school booking will discuss your requirements with you at time of booking.
The Cube's 2017 School's Program offers a number of workshops suitable for students in years 5 – 9. These free workshops run on Tuesdays in Terms 1 – 4, 2017.
Please visit The Cube's 2017 School's Program, select the workshop you want to attend and compete the 'book now’ form, denoting your preferred workshop and dates.
The shaded, under-cover area on Level 5 of the SEC provides an ideal area for students to have their lunch. Additionally, the Lady Bowen and Kidney Lawn areas located either side of Old Government House provide relaxing areas for eating breaks. Students may also wish to purchase food from the QUT Gardens Point food retailers, located on Level 3 of the SEC.
Teachers and carers are responsible for supervising their students during eating breaks.
The Cube is located at QUT's Gardens Point campus. It is easily accessible by public transport.
The Cube is a short walk from the QUT Ferry Terminal.
From the northern suburbs, exit at Roma Street Station (20 mins walk to the end of George Street).
From the southern suburbs, exit at the South Bank Station (10 mins walk across the Goodwill Bridge).
From the northern suburbs, exit at the Queen Street bus terminal (10 mins walk to the end of George Street).
From the southern suburbs, exit at the Mater Hill or South Bank Busway Stations (10 mins walk across the Goodwill Bridge).
PUBLIC TRANSPORT INFORMATION
For further information on public transport options, call TransLink on 13 12 30 or visit www.translink.com.au
The Science and Engineering Centre (SEC) is used by QUT students, academics and professional staff for teaching and work-related purposes. For this reason, teachers who do not wish to book an education workshop but intend to visit the SEC and The Cube during university teaching hours are required to book a guided tour. For more information and to book, visit www.qut.edu.au/stem-for-schools.
Yes, a workshop resource sheet will be emailed to teachers before your visit to The Cube. This will include key workshop ideas, and pre and post questions to prompt discussion with your students. A Risk Assessment Guide (pdf 130kb) is also available for teachers to assist with your visit to The Cube.
There are no bus parking facilities at QUT. Parking for buses is available in bus zones on the corner of William and Alice Streets, with access from William Street. Buses may park in the designate bus zones, but cannot park in Brisbane City Council bus zones. Please be aware that a clearway operates on Alice Street between 4pm - 6pm. Prior to your visit, contact Brisbane City Council on 07 3403 8888 for further information on bus parking in the Brisbane CBD.
Limited facilities are available for the secure storage of schoolbags. Where possible, we suggest that bags remain on the bus or at school.
Student behaviour and safety is the responsibility of teachers and carers for the duration of your visit.
The recommended ratio of supervisor to students is:
Middle school 1:10
Senior school 1:15
You can access the Science and Engineering Centre (SEC) via the ground entrance on Level 4. All public areas of the SEC are accessible via lifts.
QUT recommends that students bring sunscreen and hats to ensure protection against the sun when eating outside or traveling between buildings on campus.
Enclosed footwear is to be worn by all students and staff participating in education workshops. At the start of each visit, QUT Staff will convey any university Occupational, Health and Safety requirements to the group. Teachers and carers, however, remain responsible for the welfare and behaviour of their students.
Yes, in 2017 The Cube will run a range of STEAM for Educators workshops. Sign up to the QUT Precincts education e-newsletter to be the first to know when new workshop details and bookings are released.[>
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Yes, holiday workshops are available for ages 8+. Visit the What's On page for more information.