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LabRats Schools Out!

LabRats is an annual event which provides an opportunity for students to visit the ECU campus and participate in a typical day of an ECU university student.  Students will participate in several hands-on science workshops, hear from our current students and researchers about the amazing science that is being taught and researched at ECU, as well as some fun social activities to orientate them to and around the campus.

How it works
We want you to explore the many options open to you if you decide to study a science discipline at university, so therefore we ask you to come with an open mind and sample a range of science workshops during your visit to our campus. During the workshops, you will meet our current students and researchers and hear about their first hand experiences of what is it to be a student at ECU and also their aspirations for a career in science.  A LabRats day could include:

08.45-09.00           Registration
09.00-09.45           Welcome and Amazing Campus Race
10.00-11-00           Workshop 1 – Chemical Forensics (School of Science)
11.15-12.15           Workshop 2 – Exercise Science (School of Medical & Health Sciences)
12.15-12.45           Lunch
13.00-14.00           Workshop 3 – Robotics (School of Engineering)
14.15-14.45           Pathways to University and Student Life presentation
14.45-15.00           Q&A and Farewell

When is it run?
For 2018, we will run 3 events during the first week of the Term 3 school holidays on Tuesday 25 September, Wednesday 26 September and Thursday 27 September 2018 and is open to any student currently in high school years 9, 10 or 11.

How much does it cost?
LabRats is a free event.  We just ask you to bring along your own lunch and snacks, an open mind and willingness to give everyone a go.

How do I register?
We would like to offer as many student the chance to attend, so each we ask that you choose one event.  We are really happy for you to book alongside a friend but also encourage you to come along and make some new ones!  To register simply click on your preferred event from the dates below:

  • Tuesday 25th September – students in years 9 and 10 ****this date is now FULL****
  • Wednesday 26th September – students in years 9 and 10 **** this date is now FULL****
  • Thursday 27th September – students in years 11 ****Places are still available****

If you require any further queries about the LabRats program please contact the School of Science. Email:

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