University Students Share Experiences and Volunteer at Jump Start

Queensland University of Technology and Queensland College of Arts (Griffith) design students recently attended the JS program, providing fun and inspiring educational experiences.

If you think back to your own school experience, who was it that inspired you most? A teacher, a friend, an elder sibling, a school leader...? Having a role model or mentor to learn from, for many, has been an invaluable experience both whilst growing up and during adulthood. During Jump Start we set out to provide high school students with positive, friendly role models which could share experiences and inspire them to reach high. In turn, accomplished university students gained valuable work experience in the field of design thinking and social entrepreneurship in education.

Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.
— Albert Einstein

Jay Burton, an Industrial Design student from QUT volunteered to share his journey from school to university.

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During the morning, Jay gave a presentation which provided students with a number of examples of the choices he made when transitioning from school to university. He also shared some great tips and advice for students and showed a large collection of his university projects. Students were intrigued by his work and had many questions about studying design and life at university.

Jay Burton, a QUT Industrial Design student inspired the participants.

Jay Burton, a QUT Industrial Design student inspired the participants.

QCA (Griffith University) Design Futures students Hannah Ison, Erica Patrick and Gabrielle Wild led students through a lesson whilst sharing valuable tips.

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The QCA student's 'Fundamentals of Branding' lesson taught Jump Start students how to create branding collateral for their teams. By the end of the session, students had brainstormed, ideated and conceptualised different brand visions which encompassed their core group values. University project examples and a Q&A also meant participating Jump Start students got great insights into studying design and life as a university student.

QCA students Hannah Ison, Erica Patrick and Gabrielle Wild taught branding fundamentals.

QCA students Hannah Ison, Erica Patrick and Gabrielle Wild taught branding fundamentals.

We'd like to thank Jay, Hannah, Erica and Gabrielle for their time. They provided an inspirational experience which will undoubtedly shape and influence the future of Jump Start participants.

We'll look forward to further collaborations with university students in the future as we work towards providing students with an innovative educational experience.