Events

Whether you are studying at one of our campuses, or studying online, your UQLife is what you make it!

The UQLife team are proud to present a range of events across all our campuses and online platforms to help you to engage and connect with others, enhance your UQ experience and help you to feel part of the UQ Community.

If you are studying from overseas, many of our online events happen on UQ websites and across our social accounts on Facebook and Instagram and you may need to access these sites with a Virtual Private Network. Find out about UQ's VPN.

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 and if you have travelled in the last 14 days, been in contact with someone with COVID-19, or if you are feeling unwell or experiencing COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms, please stay at home. Where relevant, you will be required to provide your contact details for contact tracing purposes.

Upcoming major events

Upcoming major events

In conjunction with UQ's 2020 BLOOM Festival, UQLife is excited to announce the Ibis International Film Festival (IIFF). IIFF will showcase the filmmaking talents of UQ students along with a curated collection of screenings from local and international film makers.
Everyone's favourite event of the year is back! From Saturday 17 October to Sunday 1 November, UQ BLOOM festival will celebrate jacaranda season in style! Over the course of two weeks we welcome students, staff, alumni and the UQ community to enjoy a spectacular light show, live music, creative workshops, interactive student exhibits and a series of foodie events to get the taste buds watering!
Held outside under the blooming jacarandas at St Lucia campus, the Long Table Dinner is a dining experience like no other. Join us for a spring-inspired meal, live entertainment and brilliant light display on Tuesday 20 October from 5.30pm.
The Lantern Parade on Friday 30 October aims to lighten the hearts of the community with an enchanted walk across the beautiful St Lucia Campus. The walk will end with a minute of silence for those affected by the challenging events of 2020. This is our opportunity to celebrate the innovation and resilience of the UQ community.

Explore our other events

Wednesdays on the Knoll (Week 11) - BLOOM Edition

21 October 2020 10:00am4:00pm
From 17 Oct - 1 Nov, the UQ BLOOM Festival is filling our campus' with vibrant and innovative activities and celebrations for everyone to enjoy.

Gatton Chill Sessions (Week 11) - BLOOM Edition

21 October 2020 10:00am2:00pm
From 17 Oct - 1 Nov, the UQ BLOOM Festival is filling our campus' with vibrant and innovative activities and celebrations for everyone to enjoy.

Herston Vibes

21 October 2020 11:00am2:00pm
Join us for a picnic at Herston Vibes to celebrate and welcome in the UQ BLOOM Festival at Herston campus.

Lantern Making workshops

21 October 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
Decorate your own lantern at these upcoming arts and crafts workshops for BLOOM Festival.

Petals of Possibility Workshops & Installation

21 October 2020 12:00pm4:00pm
Create jacaranda inspired flowers and submit messages of hopes and ideas for your future at UQ.

Another Future Story Telling Workshop

21 October 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
Learn the craft of storytelling with composer-artist Dr Eve Klein from the University of Queensland School of Music in this hour-long workshop.

Live Music: Hannah McLeod

21 October 2020 4:00pm6:00pm
Charming audiences of coffee shops & farmers markets with the smooth sounds of electric folk & blues, & lyrics that portray a youthful monologue is Brisbane Songwriter, Hannah McLeod.

Memories of Murder (2003)

21 October 2020 6:30pm9:00pm
Bong Joon-ho retrospective. (2003) MA 15+ - Crime Drama, Thriller. Korean with English subtitles.

Petals of Possibility Workshops & Installation

22 October 2020 12:00pm4:00pm
Create jacaranda inspired flowers and submit messages of hopes and ideas for your future at UQ.

Card making workshop

22 October 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
Make cards from scratch and send them home to loved ones!

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Long Table Dinner

20 October 2020 6:00pm8:00pm
Tickets now Sold Out!

The Long Table Dinner is one of the feature events of the annual UQ BLOOM Festival

Live Music: Ella Belfanti

20 October 2020 4:00pm6:00pm
If you started a band with Matt Corby, John Butler, Florence Welch and Ben Harper, you'd just about get 20-year-old artist Ella Belfanti.

Let's Chat About...Entrepreneurship

20 October 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
Tune into the next series of Let's Chat About... to find out about all things Entrepreneurship at UQ with our host Maria and panel of ilab alumni.

Flower Crown Workshop

20 October 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
This workshop is one of our most popular during BLOOM! Learn how to make a flower crown from scratch and wear it for Halloween, upcoming events or just for fun!

Petals of Possibility Workshops & Installation

20 October 2020 12:00pm4:00pm
Create jacaranda inspired flowers and submit messages of hopes and ideas for your future at UQ.

Petals of Possibility Workshops & Installation

19 October 2020 12:00pm4:00pm
Create jacaranda inspired flowers and submit messages of hopes and ideas for your future at UQ.

Lantern Making workshops

19 October 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
Decorate your own lantern at these upcoming arts and crafts workshops for BLOOM Festival.

Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000)

18 October 2020 6:30pm9:00pm
Bong Joon-ho retrospective (2020) M - Comedy. Korean with English subtitles.

Parasite (2019)

17 October 2020 6:30pm9:00pm
Tickets now Sold Out!

Bong Joon-ho retrospective (2019) MA - Comedy Drama, Thriller. Korean with English subtitles.

Gatton Monthly Outdoor Movie: Bombshell (2019)

14 October 2020 7:00pm9:00pm
A group of women take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at the network.

Herston Hangouts (Week 10) - Mental Health Week Edition

14 October 2020 11:30am1:00pm
From 12 - 16 October, Mental Health Week is an annual awareness week that aims to shine a spotlight on mental health and wellbeing.

Gatton Chill Sessions (Week 10) - Mental Health Week Edition

14 October 2020 10:00am2:00pm
From 12 - 16 October, Mental Health Week is an annual awareness week that aims to shine a spotlight on mental health and wellbeing.

Wednesdays on the Knoll (Week 10) - Mental Health Week Edition

14 October 2020 10:00am4:00pm
From 12 - 16 October, Mental Health Week is an annual awareness week that aims to shine a spotlight on mental health and wellbeing.

Watch Party: Cool Runnings (1993)

9 October 2020 7:00pm10:00pm
When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonoured coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.

3x3 UQ SLAM

8 October 2020 2:30pm10:00pm

Moonlight Movie: 2040

7 October 2020 6:00pm8:30pm
Director Damon Gameau embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream.

Herston Hangouts (Week 9) - Play Week Edition

7 October 2020 11:30am1:00pm
From 5 - 9 October, Play Week is your chance to fall in love; fall back in love; or show your love for all things sport and fitness!

B-ball Frenzy!

7 October 2020 11:00am1:00pm

Wednesdays on the Knoll (Week 9) - Play Week Edition

7 October 2020 10:00am4:00pm
From 5 - 9 October, Play Week is your chance to fall in love; fall back in love; or show your love for all things sport and fitness!

Gatton Chill Sessions (Week 9) - Play Week Edition

7 October 2020 10:00am2:00pm
From 5 - 9 October, Play Week is your chance to fall in love; fall back in love; or show your love for all things sport and fitness!

Virtual Bootcamp

7 October 2020 8:00am9:00am

Crafternoons with Yin

6 October 2020 4:00pm5:00pm

Let's Chat About... Sport

6 October 2020 1:00pm1:30pm

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Call for Partners

UQLife is calling for partners for their upcoming events for Semester 2, 2020 including UQ Bloom Festival. We are also seeking interest for partnership collaborations for Semester 1, 2020 events. If you are interested in partnering or would like to know, please contact the UQLife team.

Email: uqlife@uq.edu.au