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Kickstart in the Holidays

For HSC biology, chemistry and physics students
Kickstart to your studies or get some revision in during the holidays with these interactive online workshops hosted by our expert science communicators.

Want to get some extra HSC exam preparation done in the September holidays?

Then join us for your chosen subject in our Kickstart in the Holidays program on the 29 September to 7 October 2022!

Our experienced science communicators will go through background theory, videos and demonstrations, and engaging questions and activities for you to do with them.

What is in the workshops?

Details of the workshops and syllabus points covered are listed on the on-campus Kickstart webpage and Virtual Kickstart webpage

Program details

Biology Wednesday 5 October, 12pm-1.30pm


Virtual workshop

Chemistry Wednesday 5 October, 10am-11.30am

Spectroscopy Skills & Analysis

Virtual workshop

Chemistry Thursday 29 September, 1pm-3.30pm

Spectroscopy Skills & Analysis

On-campus workshop

Physics Friday 7 October, 10am-11.30am

Combination of Modules

Virtual workshop

Physics Friday 30 September, 9.30am-12pm

Nature of Light

On-campus workshop

Physics Friday 30 September, 1pm-3.30pm

Universe to Atom

On-campus workshop


Please pay by credit card upon registration.

  • $9.90 (inc GST) per student per 90 minute workshop.
  • $16.50 (inc GST) per student per 2.5 hour on-campus workshop.


Register yourself for a Kickstart in the Holidays workshop today.


Q: Do I need to be in Year 12 currently to register?

A: No, however please note that these workshops will be taught at a Year 12 HSC level. So, these workshops would be ideal for Year 12 or Year 11 students.

Q: What will I need to attend an on-campus workshop?

A: Once you have registered and paid for your workshops by credit card, you will be sent "How to Attend" information including directions, map, and To Bring list including lab safe attire and stationary.

Q: What will I need to attend an online workshop?

A: Once you have registered and paid for your workshops by credit card, then you will be sent a Zoom link to join the workshop. You will also be sent worksheets, videos and all the resources you need for on the day (which you may print or use digitally as you wish).

Q: Can I log-in from home for online workshops?

A: Yes, these workshops will be held over Zoom and so you can log-in from wherever is most convenient. We recommend that you have your own device so that you can type questions during the workshop. You will also have the option of turning your camera and microphone on to better communicate with our science team.

Q: My school is already signed up for a Kickstart and/or Virtual Kickstart, or has already done one earlier this year. Are these workshops the same content as the ones from class?

A: Yes, these workshops have the same content.