Letters to Year 12 Students

Some of Australia’s science icons have penned open letters to year 12 students in this exclusive series. From the things they wish they were told to what they wish they didn’t do, they provide inspiration and advice to young adults dealing with not only year 12, but entering a wider world.

This isn’t just about getting through school, but about tackling life in general. With advice as relevant to adults as they are to year 12 students, these letters are must-reads. Find out the stories of our most recognisable, inspiring science identities, and how their knowledge can help you with your challenges.

Australia of the Year and cervical cancer vaccine co-inventor Ian Frazer, Indigenous science-education activist Corey Tutt, astrophysicist Alan Duffy, and Australia’s best science teacher Samantha Moyle are just some of the people who have lent their words.

Finding support. The value of standing up for yourself. And how travel will change your life.  This series will not only help students navigate year 12, but will help you, whoever you are, reach your fullest potential.

Fred Watson Shares Some Important Life Advice On Being Kind, Respectful, Having Fun, And Staying Within The Law.

Kirsten Banks Talks About Walking Through All The Doors That Open In Life And Recognising Opportunities When They Come Along.

Corey Tutt, Founder Of Deadly Science, Talks About Getting Through The Roadblocks That Pop Up In The Game Of Life.

Ellen Moon From Deakin University Talks About Making Decisions, And How You Always Have The Ability To Travel Down A Different Path.

PM’s Prize Winning Science Teacher Samantha Moyle Has Some Some Hacks That All Students Should Know.

Astrophysicist and TV Star Alan Duffy Talks About Having All The Answers To Your Future And How It’s Actually Okay Not To Have Any.

Immunologist Ian Frazer Talks About The Importance Of Finding A Mentor And A Passion Outside Of Your Career Path.

Australia’s Chief Scientist, Alan Finkel, Has Some Advice For A High School Student Who Sent Him A Letter.

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