Student Success Program

Are you an international student who has had to delay starting at UQ to Semester 2 this year because of impacts associated with COVID-19 travel restrictions?

The University of Queensland is now offering you the opportunity to participate in a free of charge UQ exclusive preparatory program to help set you up for your future academic career on campus.

UQ has developed two streams, one focused on academic success and settling in to UQ life for commencing (new) international undergraduate and postgraduate students, and one focused on developing your employability capabilities for returning international students. Read on to find out more about these two bespoke programs for UQ students.

Program Dates: From 8 July (Academic Success) and 13 July (Employability)
Program Fees:   Nil

Registration for the program has now closed.

Program details

Dates: 8 July - 31 July 2020
Commitment: 25 hours per week on average
Eligibility: New international students only

This program has been specifically designed for UQ's commencing (new) international undergraduate and postgraduate students, and is focused on getting you ready for university life.

The program will prepare you for university study in Australia, providing you with opportunities to settle into campus and make meaningful connections.

Benefits of undertaking the program

  • Certificate of program completion (non-credit)
  • English language preparation to ensure a smooth transition to your studies
  • Complete a range of workshops to improve your academic skills
  • Get to know the resources available to support your success
  • Completion of program counts towards the Employability Award

Program highlights

Academic preparation

Workshops and masterclasses to set you up for success

English language programs
English language programs designed to build your vocabulary, as well as speaking and listening skills.
Essay writing
Classes to help improve your course specific writing skills.
Group work
Workshops to help prepare you to make the most out of group work and group assignments.
Assessment tasks
Tutorials and feedback opportunities to help you improve your performance on course-based assessment items.

Wellbeing and Social

Wellbeing and social activities to welcome you to UQ and assist you to settle into campus life.

Help and assistance with taking care of all the essentials for settling into Brisbane and Australia - healthcare registration, opening a bank account, even setting up your accommodation.
UQ Virtual Village
Make friends with other new students online in the classroom as well as through UQ's Virtual Village, an online community framed around your interests and hobbies. The way you get involved is up to you!

Skill Development

Opportunities to build skills and make connections to enhance your UQLife.

Accelerated engagement with UQ's Employability Award. Your involvement in the program counts directly towards the requirements of the Employability Award.

Dates: 13 July - 31 July 2020
Commitment: 25 hours per week on average
Eligibility: Returning students only

Beginning on 13 July 2020, this program has been specifically designed for UQ's returning international undergraduate and postgraduate students and is focused on enhancing your employment prospects.

The program aims to help prepare you for the world of work, giving you opportunities to develop capabilities that will give you a head start in your future career and the skills you need to communicate your value. This program also provides a unique opportunity to engage in a virtual intenship with a direct impact on your employability.

Employability is an experiential learning process that develops your skills, capabilities and personal attributes in a way that will empower you to perform effectively in the workplace, to generate and make the most of opportunities, and create positive social and economic impact.

Benefits of undertaking the program

  • Virtual Internship opportunities
  • Elements of the program count towards the Employability Award
  • Certificate of program completion (non-credit)
  • Awareness of the skills required for game changing innovation
  • Increase your ability to reflect on your experiences
  • Recognise the diverse skills within a team and implement strategies to improve your team's and your own performance
  • Connect with employers
  • Maximise the value of your investment in your career

You will be invited by email to register for this program and we will confirm your place on the program.

Program highlights

Opportunity to participate in one of more 1,500 nano-internships available in June and July through UQ's partnership with Study Queensland and Practera.
Communicate your employability
Learn how to make the most of your experiences while obtaining guidance and tuition to help you master these techniques and maximise the value of your experiences.
Career Development Learning
Obtain discipline specific learning through the experiences offered in the program and connect with employers through networking and recruitment events.
Gain access to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that will develop your knowledge, critical and innovative mindset.
Employability Award
Accelerated engagement with UQ's Employability Award. Your involvement in the program counts directly towards the requirements of the Employability Award.