Welcome to the UQ Virtual Village!

The UQLife Virtual Village is a student-led UQ community, helping to bring your everyday connections online. The Village offers students the opportunity to connect with UQ groups, individuals and faculty groups, create student-led events and programs,  freely discuss issues, connect over hobbies and interests, and learn from each other. The Village is changing daily with new services, conversations and events popping up daily. New circles, groups, hangouts and conversations are coming on board every day, so whether you are online or on-campus, make sure you keep coming back to see who you can connect with. 

Find out below what is currently happening in the Village and who you can engage with via its two areas - UQ Chats and UQ Mates. 

UQ Chats

Enter the UQ Chats side of the Virtual Village to talk to UQ students and Village mentors one on one.

  • Student-led, match-based system
  • Conversations with students or mentors
  • Build one-on-one friendships or access peer-support
  • Establish connections and intentional friendships
 

    UQ Mates

    Enter the UQ Mates side of the Virtual Village to engage in peer-led group discussions, forums and virtual gatherings.

    • Join student-led circles and groups
    • Contribute to and follow online forums and articles
    • Attend virtual gatherings created by your group
    • Join as many groups as you like!

    UQ Mates

    Circles, groups and hangouts you can join!

    Join circles based on your interests and hobbies, contribute to conversations, discuss issues and problems, and create virtual meet-ups to hang out and make new friends. You can join as many circles as you like! You’ll find Services and Student support circles, Employability and Entrepreneurship circles, Art, Culture and Travel groups and so much more! Moreover, if your group is not here, you can even create one and lead your own group.

    Discover UQ Mates

    Services and Student Support circles
    Join groups and discussions and get support with assignments, English and digital skills or connect with different supporting communities from Student services.
    Art, Culture and Travel groups
    Join group discussions and hangouts with other UQ students based around travel, art and culture. Connect with travel enthusiasts, culture and travel groups or the UQ amigos!
    Employability and Entrepreneurship circles
    Connect with the UQ Employability Job Club and UQ Ventures to discuss career programs and entrepreneurship opportunities at UQ.
    and so much more!
    In UQ Mates, you can join as many circles as you like! Can't find the circle for you? You can even create and lead your own!

    UQ Chats

    One-on-one conversations and peer support!

    Enter the UQ Chats side of the Village for one-on-one conversations. Schedule a time to talk to other students or UQ Mentors, to make new connections and ask questions only your peers can answer. Mentors are there to help you with questions, refer to services and programs, or just to have a friendly chat if you need a friend!

    Discover UQ Chats

    Conversations and chat with UQ Mentors
    The mentors are there to help you with questions, refer you to services and programs, or just to have a friendly chat if you need a friend!
    Build one-on-one friendships or access peer-support
    Build new friendships and increase your network by making one-on-one connections with other students.
    Build connections and intentional friendships
    The match-based system will connect you with people who share your same interests and hobbies so you know you're in good company!
    and so much more!
    The village is changing daily with new services, conversations and events popping up every day, so whether you are on campus or overseas, make sure you come back regularly to see who you can connect with.

    Become a Volunteer, Join as a staff member or UQ Alumni

    Get involved!

    We want volunteers who love giving back and want to build their volunteering, mentoring and employability award hours! As a volunteer, you will help lead groups, create content, and support and engage with students. We are looking for students from all years, degrees and all walks of life.

    Find out more

    Join the Village as a UQ Staff Member

    Staff can help lead the Village too! Run an interest circle for your division, area or faculty that would benefit students - or collab with students and facilitate interest groups and discussions and events for your cohort via UQ Mates. 

    Find out more