The International Arrival Lounge welcomes all new international students to UQ! It is a place to relax, make friends, engage in activities and find out information to help with a successful start to the university semester! 

Experienced students will be there to help answer any questions you have, or point you in the right direction for more assistance.

We will be hosting a range of activities and providing information on:

  • Living in Brisbane
  • Aussie culture facts
  • Settling in tips
  • Where to go for more help
  • University processes
  • Social activities / meet a mate / how to make friends
  • Chill/ hang out zone
  • Information for parents and families

You will also find our friendly UQ Respect team! They will be running a ‘pop-up’ style hub 12-3pm daily, giving information on their services and providing access to computers where students can complete the new online module UQ Respect: sexual consent, ethical bystanding and compassionate response. Come enjoy a hot chocolate while you fill in the form!

Drop into the UQU Kingham room and say hello at any time during opening hours!

Full Schedule

Date Time What's On Registration
Wed 29 July 4-5.30pm

Live Music in the Lounge
Relax while listening to some local Brisbane musicians

Not required
Thu 30 July 4.30-5.30pm Introduction to Bush Tucker
Join Aunty Dale Chapman from My Dilly Bag for a bush tucker tasting table. Get tips on where to forage or buy products, have a taste of delicious bush foods as well as learn the native botanical health benefits. Take the time to understand aboriginal culture in a new way
Register
Fri 31 July 2-4pm Board Game Session
Join us in the International Arrival Lounge for some Board Games! Board games are great ice-breakers to make new friends!
 
Not required
Mon 3 Aug 4-5.30pm

Let's Chat About... The science of sleep (Part 1) and Guided Meditation
This Connect Week, as part of sleep awareness week we are running two sessions to get your Semester 2 sleep routine off to a good start. Join our panel of experts from the Institute of Social Science Research to learn about the science of sleep and how our sleep (or lack of it) impacts our everyday performance.

Register
Tue 4 Aug 3-4.30pm Arrival Lounge Information Expo
The Arrival Lounge Information Expo will be hosted by Student Services and will bring together a group of friendly experts to share industry knowledge and local living experiences. Meet a number of companies that will be available throughout your UQ journey and will ensure you stay in Australia is a safe, healthy and happy one.
Register
Wed 5 Aug 4.30-5.30pm Australian Snack Food Tasting
Don't really know what Australiana food is? Neither do we really! Stop by the Lounge tonight and taste different snack foods that we eat on a regular basis in Australia just because!
Register
Tu 6 Aug 4-5.30pm Live Music in the Lounge
Relax while listening to some local Brisbane musicians
Not required
Fri 7 Aug 4-5.30pm Let's Chat About... Sleep and performance (Part 2) and Guided Meditation
This Connect Week, as part of sleep awareness week we are running two sessions to get your Semester 2 sleep routine off to a good start. Join our panel of experts from the Institute of Social Science Research to learn about the science of sleep and how our sleep (or lack of it) impacts our everyday performance.
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About International Arrival Lounge

The International Arrival Lounge welcomes all new international students to UQ! It is a place to relax, make friends, engage in activities and find out information to help with a successful start to the university semester!

COVID Safe Events

All events and spaces are operating in line with current guidelines. We ask that you please practice social distancing at all times.

You may attend an event or activity at a UQ location providing:

  • Have not been in close contact with an active COVID-19 case and are required to quarantine
  • You are feeling weel and have not had a fever, cough, sore throat, headache, distorted sense of taste, shortness of breath, chills, vomiting or any cold/flu like symptoms within the last 24 hours.

Venue

Building 21C
St Lucia campus
Room: 
Kingham Room