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 majore events

UQ NAIDOC Festival is back in 2020 wit events and activities happening across all 3 campuses and online. Get involved and explore the Festival from 11-15 August.
Learn more about the broad range of employment opportunities and diversity & inclusion initiatives within each organisation. Employers attending this event will run presentations, facilitate panel and Q&A sessions.
This week is the perfect time to celebrate our volunteers, mentors and student leaders as well as showcase what volunteering is all about at UQ!

Explore our other events

Virtual Tour of the Anthropology Museum

12 August 2020 10:00am11:00am
Take a tour of UQ’s Anthropology Museum’s exhibition, Queensland Aboriginal Creations: Agency and Legacy, showcases over 150 works alongside archival documents from a fascinating point of the State’s history.

Bush Tucker Tour

13 August 2020 10:00am11:00am
Take a virtual tour of UQ's Bush Tucker garden and learn about the rich cultural landscape with Alex Bond.

Virtual Tour of the Anthropology Museum

12 August 2020 10:00am11:00am
Take a tour of UQ’s Anthropology Museum’s exhibition, Queensland Aboriginal Creations: Agency and Legacy, showcases over 150 works alongside archival documents from a fascinating point of the State’s history.

Bush Tucker Tour

13 August 2020 10:00am11:00am
Take a virtual tour of UQ's Bush Tucker garden and learn about the rich cultural landscape with Alex Bond.

Virtual Tour of the Anthropology Museum

12 August 2020 10:00am11:00am
Take a tour of UQ’s Anthropology Museum’s exhibition, Queensland Aboriginal Creations: Agency and Legacy, showcases over 150 works alongside archival documents from a fascinating point of the State’s history.

Bush Tucker Tour

13 August 2020 10:00am11:00am
Take a virtual tour of UQ's Bush Tucker garden and learn about the rich cultural landscape with Alex Bond.

Coffee and Careers: Online

19 August 2020 10:00am12:00pm
Connect anytime between 10 am and 12 pm on Wednesday for a private chat with a member from the UQ Careers Team to discuss whatever is on your mind regarding career development.

Herston Hangouts (Week 3)

19 August 2020 11:30am1:00pm

Herston Hangouts (Week 4)

26 August 2020 11:30am1:00pm

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Panel Discussion

11 August 2020 2:00pm3:00pm
Reflecting on a UQ Forum, DATSIP’s 2019 Review of the Qld Indigenous Cultural Heritage Acts - what role might scholars play in politics, legislation and policy?

Official Opening

11 August 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
Official Opening

Pacifit Hula Active Cultural Dance class

10 August 2020 6:00pm7:00pm
Join us in collaboration with Kelly Ruru for a cultural dance class streaming via Zoom, all the way from New Zealand!

Movie Screening: Boy (2010)

10 August 2020 5:30pm7:30pm
Join us in the Great Court for a screening of the critically acclaimed BOY.

Mu'ooz Cooking Class

10 August 2020 4:00pm5:00pm
Join us LIVE on Facebook for a cooking class exploring traditional African dishes.

Jazz and Afro Beat with UQ African Students Association

10 August 2020 12:30pm1:00pm
Get your Jazz and Afro beat on with UQ African Students Association.

Cultural Performance with UQ South Pacific Islander Association

10 August 2020 12:00pm12:30pm
Join UQ South Pacific Islander Association for an authentic cultural performance.

African Drumming Workshop

10 August 2020 11:00am12:00pm
Interactive African drumming, singing and dancing performance/workshop.

Pacific Lei (flower necklace) workshop

10 August 2020 10:30am
Learn the traditional art of Lei making with UQSPIA

African Hair Braiding workshop with UQASA

10 August 2020 10:30am
Learn authentic African Hair Braiding with UQ African Students Association

African Beading workshop with UQASA

10 August 2020 10:30am
Learn the traditional art of African Beading with the UQ African Students Association

Pacific Pare Ei (Flower Crown) workshop with UQSPIA

10 August 2020 10:30am
Learn how to make a traditional Pacific Flower Crown, or Pare Ei, with UQSPIA

Live Music

8 August 2020 6:00pm7:00pm
We're letting some local Brisbane artists take over the UQLife Instagram Channel to bring some sweet tunes and entertainment straight to your living room.

Watch Party: Jojo Rabbit (2019)

7 August 2020 7:30pm9:30pm
Sit back, relax, grab the popcorn and chat with your mates as we watch JoJo Rabbit!

Let's Chat About... Sleep and performance (incl. Guided Meditation)

7 August 2020 4:00pm5:30pm
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.

International Arrival Lounge

7 August 2020 12:00pm6:00pm
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!

Welcome Hub

7 August 2020 10:00am4:00pm
The Welcome Hub will be open daily from 10am - 4pm in the Great Court throughout O-Week and Connect Week and will be the go to place for all students to hang out in between orientation sessions, classes and events.

Welcome Hub (Gatton)

7 August 2020 10:00am2:00pm
The Welcome Hub will be open daily from 10am - 2pm in the Central Walkway throughout Connect Week and will be the go to place for all students to hang out in between orientation sessions, classes and events. Drop by for daily entertainment, information, student support, hang out spaces, campus tours and more.

UQ Big Quiz

6 August 2020 7:00pm8:30pm
This is a fun and playful online event that will test your general knowledge. Which team will bring home glory and bragging rights?

UQ Union Drive-In Cinema (Gatton): Jumanji - Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

6 August 2020 6:00pm10:00pm
Enjoy UQU's latest drive in cinema craze! Drive in for the screening of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle over pizza.

Australian Animal Information Session (Online)

6 August 2020 3:00pm4:00pm
Join Gecko’s Wildlife to get up close and personal with a host of amazing Australian animals including snakes, crocodiles, frogs, possums, owls, lizards and more!

Campus Tours

6 August 2020 2:00pm3:00pm
St Lucia is a big campus and it can be easy to lose your bearings if you are new, so we recommend joining one of our peer-led campus tours.

Virtual Fitness Class

6 August 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
It can be hard to stay motivated and maintain your daily physical routine, especially if you can't go to the gym or play team sports.

International Arrival Lounge

6 August 2020 12:00pm6:00pm
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!

Campus Tours

6 August 2020 10:00am11:00am
St Lucia is a big campus and it can be easy to lose your bearings if you are new, so we recommend joining one of our peer-led campus tours.

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