Students measuring chemicals in a Chemistry session

For the more than 20 years, the Faculty of Science has been working with local high schools to provide authentic, engaging and hands-on experiences for HSC students.

For those studying Stage 6 Biology, Chemistry and Physics, ExperimentFest is the chance to improve laboratory skills and use specialised equipment that isn't readily available in regular classrooms, while conducting experiments that directly relate to the HSC syllabus.

2020 Times and Dates

The Faculty of Science has decided not to deliver ExperimentFest this year.

While our campuses are open, we feel that non-essential activities would be better held at another time. 

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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Experiment Fest 2019

The Faculty of Science's ExperimentFest was a huge success in 2019 with more than 1300 students participating.

Sessions were held in late June at Callaghan campus and early July at the Ourimbah campus.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.