Summer in Queensland

22 November 2021 - 11 February 2022

Spend summer in sunny Queensland

The Summer in Queensland program is back! This summer break, UQ has designed an exciting program rich in adventures, events, activities, workshops, day trips and opportunities to relax. Get to know your UQ community and create lifelong memories with friends so that you always carry a little bit of UQ with you.

Check back at this website regularly as new experiences and opportunities are added throughout the summer break.

Upcoming highlights

25 Nov 2021
In the tradition of Thanksgiving in the United States, we're inviting you to Friendsgiving - a day of celebration, making new friends and appreciating the highlights of 2021. Being away from your home during the holidays can be hard, but we've got your back.
1 Dec 2021
Do you wonder how influencers create videos that captivate millions? Learn how to create rich social media content with marketing professionals.
3 Dec 2021
UQ's Christmas Markets are back! Sing along to carols, sample some festive delights and get a selfie with Santa. There's something for everyone, from a cash bar for the adults to a jumping castle for the kids! Why not pick up unique Christmas presents from one of our many market stalls?
Join one of our How-To sessions! These sessions are all about strengthening connections between staff and students, where our friendly staff volunteers will be sharing a skill with students in an informal workshop setting.

 

Holiday House

Spend your summer break with us at UQ Res

Come join us for a holiday staycation at the brand new Kev Carmody House and be one of the first to stay there!

There will be fun filled activities over the 2 weeks where you can participate in as much or as little as you want.

Prefer to chill by the pool and laze around during the holidays? You are in luck as there is a rooftop pool deck with the best view in town. There is a music room, games room, movie room and a private gym for you to use during your stay there.

 

Book your place now

UQ Exclusives

23 Nov 202124 Nov 2021
Learn signs and symptoms of common mental health problems, where and how to get help, and what sort of help has been shown to be effective.
15 Dec 2021
Come and see how UQ generates its electricity with an exclusive access to the Warwick solar farm.
18 Dec 2021
Join the UQ Respect crew for a night of wonder at Circus in a Tea Cup!
24 Dec 2021
Join the UQ Community for a festive lunch at the brand new Kev Carmody House!
5 Jan 2022
Enjoy an evening of peace and discovery while gazing at the southern skies at the picturesque Gatton campus.
13 Jan 2022
Join us at our beautiful campus at St Lucia for the opportunity to reconnect with your deeper self and support your wellbeing.

Tours and Day Trips

1 Dec 2021
Jump on the Summer Bus to Enoggera Reservoir for a lovely walk and lunch with friends. Enjoy the fresh air and look out for wildlife. This area is an amazing water bird habitat, keep your eyes open for eagles.
4 Dec 2021
Experience the beautiful Stradbroke Island with a ferry ride over, a delicious lunch and a picturesque walk around Point Danger.
6 Dec 20217 Dec 2021
Join Sunset Safaris and explore the hidden underwater wonders of the Tangalooma Ship Wrecks, experience 4WD through the desert, swim in the naturally bubbling Champagne Pools and experience much more with this unique two-day island adventure.
13 Dec 2021
Take the UQ Summer bus to the Sunshine Coast for a fun day at the beautiful Noosa beach. Spend your day shopping, beaching or exploring the beach!
15 Dec 2021
Come and see how UQ generates its electricity with an exclusive access to the Warwick solar farm.
19 Dec 2021
Welcome to the UQ Summer Sunday Session at Redcliffe Markets. Grab your friends and join us for brunch, shopping with friends
30 Dec 2021
Celebrate the year coming to a close at Movie World and Wet'n'Wild on the Gold Coast!
5 Jan 2022
Enjoy an evening of peace and discovery while gazing at the southern skies at the picturesque Gatton campus.
8 Jan 2022
Experience the beautiful Stradbroke Island with a ferry ride over, a delicious lunch and a picturesque walk around Point Danger.
15 Jan 2022
Visit one of the world's most iconic zoos! Australia Zoo is home to some of the coolest wildlife in Australia. Enjoy exciting wildlife shows and animal encounters.
18 Jan 2022
Join a day of absolute adventure as you explore the pristine waters and sands around Moreton Island!
22 Jan 2022
Take the UQ Summer bus to the Sunshine Coast for a fun day exploring the Eumundi Markets followed by lunch (own cost) at Noosa beach.
26 Jan 2022
Jump on the Summer Bus to Mt Coot-Tha for a lovely walk with friends
27 Jan 2022
Take the UQ Summer bus to 'Straddie' for a relaxing day on the island. Enjoy the ferry ride over and check out Amity Point.
2 Feb 2022
Take the UQ Summer bus to 'Straddie' for a relaxing day on the island. Enjoy the ferry ride over and check out Amity Point.
4 Feb 20226 Feb 2022
Join us on the Great Barrier Reef where we will see migrating birds, turtles and coral, in a place that many would call paradise.

Festive Fun

25 Nov 2021
In the tradition of Thanksgiving in the United States, we're inviting you to Friendsgiving - a day of celebration, making new friends and appreciating the highlights of 2021. Being away from your home during the holidays can be hard, but we've got your back.
3 Dec 2021
UQ's Christmas Markets are back! Sing along to carols, sample some festive delights and get a selfie with Santa. There's something for everyone, from a cash bar for the adults to a jumping castle for the kids! Why not pick up unique Christmas presents from one of our many market stalls?
8 Dec 2021
Come and decorate your own Christmas wreath!
22 Dec 2021
Dive into the Christmas spirit and decorate your own mini Christmas tree!
23 Dec 2021
Come and join the fun in decorating your own Gingerbread house! Design, build, decorate - and bite!
24 Dec 2021
Join the UQ Community for a festive lunch at the brand new Kev Carmody House!
A Christmas Visit
Sign up for this unique opportunity to spend Christmas day lunch at the home of a volunteer UQ Staff member. Immerse yourself in Australian culture and Christmas traditions while also sharing your own culture too. Spots are strictly limited and will be filled on a first come first served basis.

Food and Dining

25 Nov 2021
In the tradition of Thanksgiving in the United States, we're inviting you to Friendsgiving - a day of celebration, making new friends and appreciating the highlights of 2021. Being away from your home during the holidays can be hard, but we've got your back.
8 Dec 2021
Join the team from Multicultural Australia for some fun and easy cooking lessons!
8 Dec 2021
Join us at South Brisbane for the first of the Summer Supper Clubs - Chu The Phat. A popular vibrant and contemporary Asian fusion restaurant.
10 Dec 2021
Take your taste buds on an exciting journey and join us for an evening filled with food, friends and fun!
15 Dec 2021
Join the team from Multicultural Australia for some fun and easy cooking lessons! You will be guided step-by-step in making a kangaroo burger!
15 Dec 2021
Join the Summer Crew for another Supper Club session! Enjoy Italian hospitality and quality food at the Place of Stones!
17 Dec 2021
In celebration of International Migrants Day, come together with your UQ Community to enjoy a Persian and Mediterranean dining experience.
19 Dec 2021
Welcome to the UQ Summer Sunday Session at Redcliffe Markets. Grab your friends and join us for brunch, shopping with friends
24 Dec 2021
Join the UQ Community for a festive lunch at the brand new Kev Carmody House!
5 Jan 2022
Join the team from Multicultural Australia for some fun and easy cooking lessons!
7 Jan 2022
Join us for an evening filled with Italian food, friends and fun!
14 Jan 2022
Join us for an evening filled with Thai food, friends and fun!
14 Jan 2022
Join the team from Multicultural Australia for some fun and easy cooking lessons!
19 Jan 2022
Join us for a Summer Supper Club at Saint Lucy's
21 Jan 2022
Join the team from Multicultural Australia for some fun and easy cooking lessons!
21 Jan 2022
Join us for an evening filled with food, friends and fun!
28 Jan 2022
Join us for an evening filled with food, friends and fun!

Wellbeing and Respect

23 Nov 202124 Nov 2021
Learn signs and symptoms of common mental health problems, where and how to get help, and what sort of help has been shown to be effective.
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Dec 11 2021.
4 Dec 2021
10am-12pm 4 Dec, 11 Dec (Morrison Hall, UQ Gatton)
Learn how to be mindful through a guided group yoga class.
2 Dec 2021
Take time out for yourself and join us for a yoga class.
2 Dec 2021
Connect to your own personal sense of home through aspects such as symbolism while using art materials such as paint, oil pastels or colouring pencils.
15 Dec 2021
Get creative as you design and paint an individual wooden puzzle piece which becomes part of a completed team puzzle!
16 Dec 2021
Explore and experience the concept of gratitude and its impact on wellbeing through art. Let your creative juices flow as you contribute to a group mural.
16 Dec 2021
Take time out for yourself and join us for a yoga class.
18 Dec 2021
Join the UQ Respect crew for a night of wonder at Circus in a Tea Cup!
6 Jan 2022
Get creative with nature-inspired art in this unique mindfulness session. Using items you've discovered in nature, express yourself through photography or drawing.
7 Jan 2022
Come join UQ Wellbeing and creatively paint an individual canvas in your own style!
11 Jan 2022
Take time out for yourself and join us for a yoga class.
12 Jan 2022
Come and learn how to create your own embroidery artwork!
13 Jan 2022
Join us at our beautiful campus at St Lucia for the opportunity to reconnect with your deeper self and support your wellbeing.
13 Jan 2022
Use your hands and play with clay! Create art pieces which represent your heritage and community.
19 Jan 2022
Come join UQ Wellbeing and creatively paint an individual canvas in your own style!
20 Jan 2022
Join us at our beautiful campus at St Lucia for the opportunity to reconnect with your deeper self and support your wellbeing.
25 Jan 2022
Take time out for yourself and join us for a yoga class.
3 Feb 2022
Is there a quote that inspires you? Embrace your creative side and explore the artistic possibilities around what inspires you with this art workshop.

Culture, Arts and Crafts

2 Dec 2021
Connect to your own personal sense of home through aspects such as symbolism while using art materials such as paint, oil pastels or colouring pencils.
8 Dec 2021
Come and decorate your own Christmas wreath!
10 Dec 2021
Take your taste buds on an exciting journey and join us for an evening filled with food, friends and fun!
15 Dec 2021
Get creative as you design and paint an individual wooden puzzle piece which becomes part of a completed team puzzle!
16 Dec 2021
Explore and experience the concept of gratitude and its impact on wellbeing through art. Let your creative juices flow as you contribute to a group mural.
17 Dec 2021
In celebration of International Migrants Day, come together with your UQ Community to enjoy a Persian and Mediterranean dining experience.
18 Dec 2021
Join the UQ Respect crew for a night of wonder at Circus in a Tea Cup!
22 Dec 2021
Dive into the Christmas spirit and decorate your own mini Christmas tree!
23 Dec 2021
Come and join the fun in decorating your own Gingerbread house! Design, build, decorate - and bite!
6 Jan 2022
Get creative with nature-inspired art in this unique mindfulness session. Using items you've discovered in nature, express yourself through photography or drawing.
7 Jan 2022
Come join UQ Wellbeing and creatively paint an individual canvas in your own style!
7 Jan 2022
Join us for an evening filled with Italian food, friends and fun!
12 Jan 2022
Come and learn how to create your own embroidery artwork!
13 Jan 2022
Use your hands and play with clay! Create art pieces which represent your heritage and community.
14 Jan 2022
Join us for an evening filled with Thai food, friends and fun!
15 Jan 2022
Visit one of the world's most iconic zoos! Australia Zoo is home to some of the coolest wildlife in Australia. Enjoy exciting wildlife shows and animal encounters.
19 Jan 2022
Come join UQ Wellbeing and creatively paint an individual canvas in your own style!
21 Jan 2022
Join us for an evening filled with food, friends and fun!
28 Jan 2022
Join us for an evening filled with food, friends and fun!
3 Feb 2022
Is there a quote that inspires you? Embrace your creative side and explore the artistic possibilities around what inspires you with this art workshop.

Sports and Games

30 Nov 2021
Join in the summer fun of Badminton at the UQ sports centre. All levels are welcome!
1 Dec 2021
Jump on the Summer Bus to Enoggera Reservoir for a lovely walk and lunch with friends. Enjoy the fresh air and look out for wildlife. This area is an amazing water bird habitat, keep your eyes open for eagles.
2 Dec 2021
Take time out for yourself and join us for a yoga class.
7 Dec 2021
Join in the summer fun of Basketball at the UQ Sports Centre!
9 Dec 2021
Join in the summer fun of Futsal at the UQ sports centre. All levels are welcome to come along and have some fun!
14 Dec 2021
Join in the summer fun of Badminton at the UQ sports centre. All levels are welcome!
16 Dec 2021
Take time out for yourself and join us for a yoga class.
21 Dec 2021
Join in the summer fun of Basketball at the UQ Sports Centre!
30 Dec 2021
Celebrate the year coming to a close at Movie World and Wet'n'Wild on the Gold Coast!
4 Jan 2022
Join in the summer fun of Futsal at the UQ sports centre. All levels are welcome to come along and have some fun!
6 Jan 2022
Join in the summer fun of Badminton at the UQ sports centre. All levels are welcome!
11 Jan 2022
Take time out for yourself and join us for a yoga class.
13 Jan 2022
Join in the summer fun of Basketball at the UQ Sports Centre!
18 Jan 2022
Join in the summer fun of Futsal at the UQ sports centre. All levels are welcome to come along and have some fun!
20 Jan 2022
Join in the summer fun of Badminton at the UQ sports centre. All levels are welcome!
25 Jan 2022
Take time out for yourself and join us for a yoga class.
27 Jan 2022
Join in the summer fun of Basketball at the UQ Sports Centre!
3 Feb 2022
Join in the summer fun of Futsal at the UQ sports centre. All levels are welcome to come along and have some fun!

Learn and Grow

4 Dec 2021
10am-12pm 4 Dec, 11 Dec (Morrison Hall, UQ Gatton)
Learn how to be mindful through a guided group yoga class.
30 Nov 2021
The recruitment essentials day is here to give you the skills you need to get started in applying for jobs!
1 Dec 2021
Do you wonder how influencers create videos that captivate millions? Learn how to create rich social media content with marketing professionals.
2 Dec 2021
Connect to your own personal sense of home through aspects such as symbolism while using art materials such as paint, oil pastels or colouring pencils.
8 Dec 2021
Come and decorate your own Christmas wreath!
8 Dec 2021
Join the team from Multicultural Australia for some fun and easy cooking lessons!
13-17 December
Gain an understanding of the impact of everyday activities on our climate and the steps that can be taken to reduce emissions. This accredited 8-hour program can be undertaken either in-person or online.
15 Dec 2021
Get creative as you design and paint an individual wooden puzzle piece which becomes part of a completed team puzzle!
15 Dec 2021
Join the team from Multicultural Australia for some fun and easy cooking lessons! You will be guided step-by-step in making a kangaroo burger!
16 Dec 2021
Explore and experience the concept of gratitude and its impact on wellbeing through art. Let your creative juices flow as you contribute to a group mural.
22 Dec 2021
Dive into the Christmas spirit and decorate your own mini Christmas tree!
23 Dec 2021
Come and join the fun in decorating your own Gingerbread house! Design, build, decorate - and bite!
5 Jan 2022
Join the team from Multicultural Australia for some fun and easy cooking lessons!
6 Jan 2022
Get creative with nature-inspired art in this unique mindfulness session. Using items you've discovered in nature, express yourself through photography or drawing.
7 Jan 2022
Come join UQ Wellbeing and creatively paint an individual canvas in your own style!
12 Jan 2022
Come and learn how to create your own embroidery artwork!
13 Jan 2022
Use your hands and play with clay! Create art pieces which represent your heritage and community.
14 Jan 2022
Join the team from Multicultural Australia for some fun and easy cooking lessons!
21 Jan 2022
Join the team from Multicultural Australia for some fun and easy cooking lessons!