Winter in Queensland

18 June - 16 July

 

Spend winter with UQ in Queensland!

Warm up this winter with us!

This winter break, UQ is bringing you a program of activities, workshops, day trips and opportunities to chill out while making new friends and building stronger connections with the UQ community. From ice skating to whale watching, winery tours to gardening, wellness workshops and sports, UQ's Winter in Queensland program is jam packed with experiences that will help you meet new people, develop your skills and recharge for Semester 2.

The best part: you can get involved with as much or as little as you like.

What to expect

Make new friends
See old friends and tackle experiences together, or meet like-minded people to jump in and discover something new. We’ll connect you with your UQ peers so you’ll have friends for life.
Get active
From yoga to ice skating, badminton to futsal, there are plenty of opportunities to get moving.
Explore Brisbane
Why not try something new? Explore more of Brisbane and its surrounds with a whale watching, day trips to national parks and islands, or even join a winery tour.
Get the edge
Sign up for our Job Club Boot Camp and gain job-ready skills to help give you the edge.

Program highlights

16 July 2021 12:00pm6:30pm
Christmas in July will be celebrated at our Gatton Campus - enjoy the warm cheer with friends new and old.
Join the crew to deliver the largest second-hand book sale in Queensland whilst raising funds to help people in crisis. There are a range of roles available from front of house support, cash register operators, packing, nightfill and much more.
21-25 June
Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to inform the public about refugees and celebrate positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. Join UQ in celebrating this important week.
5-9 July
Celebrate National NAIDOC Week with a series of online events
Being a UQ Student has its bonuses. We give you exclusive access to a number of sites and activities that you just can't get anywhere else!
30 Jun 20211 Jul 2021
UQ Exclusive access to the Moreton Bay research Station on Stradbroke Island. Spend the night on Straddie.
14 Jul 2021
Come to CV Day to receive advice from UQ Employability staff on how to create and refine an excellent CV.
8 Jul 20219 Jul 2021
Join Sunset Safaris as we explore and snorkel the stunning Tangalooma Shipwrecks, and see the shipwrecks on this exciting 2-Day adventure!

Explore the full program

Supper Club: Chu The Phat

23 June 2021 6:00pm8:00pm
Join us at South Brisbane for the first of the Winter Supper Clubs - Chu The Phat

Dinner in the Dome: Eritrean Dining Experience

25 June 2021 5:00pm8:00pm
Come together with your UQ Community to enjoy an Eritrean dining experience

Sirromet Winery

27 June 2021 12:00pm4:30pm
UQ Winter Sunday Session at Sirromet. Grab your friends and hop aboard the winter bus for a lovely afternoon of music and picnic

Supper Club: Saint Lucy Caffe e Cucina

30 June 2021 6:00pm8:00pm
Join us for the second Winter Supper Club at Saint Lucy Caffe e Cucina.

Dinner in the Dome

2 July 2021 5:00pm8:00pm
Bring your friends for a warming free dinner at the Winter Dome!

UQ Exclusive Access: Customs House Igloo Bar

7 July 2021 4:30pm7:30pm
UQ Exclusive access to the Customs House Igloo bar - join us for sunset drinks and canapes.

Dinner in the Dome

9 July 2021 5:00pm8:00pm
Bring your friends for a warming free dinner at the Winter Dome

Christmas in Gatton in July

16 July 2021 12:00pm6:30pm
Christmas in July will be celebrated at our Gatton Campus - enjoy the warm cheer with friends new and old.

Stradbroke Island Day Trip

22 June 2021 8:45am6:00pm
Take the UQ Winter bus to 'Straddie' for a relaxing day on the island. Enjoy the ferry ride over and check out Amity Point.

Whale Watching Day Trip

24 June 2021 9:00am3:30pm
Come along and see the whales migrating down the east coast of Australia!

Brisbane Bush Walks: Mt Gravatt

24 June 2021 10:00am1:00pm
Enjoy a beautiful bush walk in Brisbane - lunch included.

Eumundi Markets Day Trip

26 June 2021 8:30am5:30pm
Take the UQ Winter bus to the Sunshine Coast for a fun day exploring the Eumundi Markets followed by lunch (own cost) at Noosa beach.

Sirromet Winery

27 June 2021 12:00pm4:30pm
UQ Winter Sunday Session at Sirromet. Grab your friends and hop aboard the winter bus for a lovely afternoon of music and picnic

Mt Tambourine Day Trip

29 June 2021 8:30am5:00pm
Come explore Mt Tambourine on this fun day trip.

UQ Exclusive Access: Moreton Bay Research Station 2-Day Trip

30 June 2021 9:00am1 July 2021 3:00pm
UQ Exclusive access to the Moreton Bay research Station on Stradbroke Island. Spend the night on Straddie.

Australia Zoo Day Trip

1 July 2021 8:00am5:00pm
Crikey! Spend the day at the world famous Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast.

Brisbane Bush Walks: Mt Cootha

1 July 2021 10:00am2:00pm
Jump on the Winter Bus to Mt Cootha for a lovely walk with friends.

Byron Bay Day Trip

3 July 2021 8:00am6:00pm
Bring your friends and a towel and head to Byron for a great day out.

Winter Village & Ice Skating

4 July 2021 4:00pm8:30pm
UQ Winter Sunday Session at The Winter Village. Grab your friends and hop aboard the winter bus for ice skating in the snow!?

UQ Exclusive Access: Star Gazing

5 July 2021 4:00pm9:00pm
Come look up at the southern skies at Gatton campus

UQ Exclusive Access: Warwick Solar Farm Tour

6 July 2021 8:30am5:00pm
Get exclusive access to the Warwick solar farm. Come and see how UQ generates its electricity.

UQ Exclusive Access: Customs House Igloo Bar

7 July 2021 4:30pm7:30pm
UQ Exclusive access to the Customs House Igloo bar - join us for sunset drinks and canapes.

Moreton Island 2-Day Tour

8 July 2021 7:00am9 July 2021 6:30pm
Join Sunset Safaris as we explore and snorkel the stunning Tangalooma Shipwrecks, and see the shipwrecks on this exciting 2-Day adventure!

Whale Watching Day Trip

8 July 2021 9:00am3:30pm
Come along and see the whales migrating down the east coast of Australia.

Brisbane Bush Walks: Toohey Forest

8 July 2021 10:00am2:00pm
Jump on the UQ Winter Bus to Toohey Forest for a lovely walk & lunch with friends.

Sea World Day Trip

10 July 2021 9:00am5:00pm
Enjoy a day at Sea World on the Gold Coast.

Redcliffe Markets

11 July 2021 10:30am2:30pm
Welcome to the UQ Winter Sunday Session at Redcliffe Markets. Grab your friends and join us for brunch, shopping with friends

UQ Exclusive Access: Hiddenvale Wildlife Centre

12 July 2021 9:00am4:00pm
Grab the Winter in Qld bus to UQs very own wildlife research centre. Meet some of the cute residents and learn more about this centre.

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UQ Exclusive Access: Moreton Bay Research Station 2-Day Trip

30 June 2021 9:00am1 July 2021 3:00pm
UQ Exclusive access to the Moreton Bay research Station on Stradbroke Island. Spend the night on Straddie.

Moreton Island 2-Day Tour

8 July 2021 7:00am9 July 2021 6:30pm
Join Sunset Safaris as we explore and snorkel the stunning Tangalooma Shipwrecks, and see the shipwrecks on this exciting 2-Day adventure!

Art for Wellbeing (Refugee Week Workshop)

22 June 2021 2:00pm4:00pm
Art For Wellbeing Sessions – Compassion, Connection and Reflection.

Drumming Workshop

25 June 2021 3:30pm4:30pm
Learn to make rhythms with your hands in the UQ Winter Dome.

Movie in the Dome: The Witches (2020)

30 June 2021 6:00pm8:30pm
Join the Winter in Queensland crew for a Movie in the Winter Dome. Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020).

Winter in Queensland Watch Party: Abominable (2019)

1 July 2021 7:00pm9:00pm
Jump online to enjoy this snowy story of friendship.

Dry Flower Comb Workshop

2 July 2021 12:00pm1:00pm
This workshop will show you how to make your very own dried flower hair comb to take with you.

Who We Are Art Exhibition Launch

2 July 2021 4:00pm5:00pm
UQ Wellbeing invites you to come along to celebrate UQ’s cultural diversity at this exhibition launching over 70 individual art canvases.

Mask Workshop

7 July 2021 12:00pm3:00pm
Enjoy and let your artistic expression take over in this workshop.

Who We Are - Group Canvas Art Workshop

14 July 2021 12:00pm3:00pm
This Art workshop encourages participants to creatively paint an individual canvas in their own style.

Online Scavenger Hunt

23 June 2021 7:00am8:30am
Join us online for a scavenger hunt and banter with friends

Yoga in the Dome

23 June 2021 10:00am11:00am
Enjoy mid morning yoga in the dome!

Winter Badminton

23 June 2021 2:00pm4:00pm
Join in the fun of Bad(Great)minton at the UQ Sports Centre. Singles or doubles, come along and have some fun!

Brisbane Bush Walks: Mt Gravatt

24 June 2021 10:00am1:00pm
Enjoy a beautiful bush walk in Brisbane - lunch included.

Winter Futsal

25 June 2021 2:00pm4:00pm
Join in the fun of Futsal at the UQ sports centre. Never played? Doesn't matter, come along.

Mt Tambourine Day Trip

29 June 2021 8:30am5:00pm
Come explore Mt Tambourine on this fun day trip.

Online Games Party

30 June 2021 7:00am8:30am
Join us online for a games party with friends.

Yoga in the Dome

30 June 2021 10:00am11:00am
Enjoy mid morning yoga in the dome!

Winter Badminton

30 June 2021 2:00pm4:00pm
Join in the fun of Bad(Great)minton at the UQ Sports Centre. Singles or doubles, come along and have some fun!

Brisbane Bush Walks: Mt Cootha

1 July 2021 10:00am2:00pm
Jump on the Winter Bus to Mt Cootha for a lovely walk with friends.

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Yoga in the Dome

23 June 2021 10:00am11:00am
Enjoy mid morning yoga in the dome!

You can't ask that! Panel on Sex, Sexuality and Gender

23 June 2021 4:30pm5:30pm
Ever wanted to ask a question about sex but not sure who to ask or where to start? We have a diverse panel of students keen to answer.

Refugee Week Panel

24 June 2021 2:00pm3:30pm
Join UQ researchers, students and external community representatives who are activists, advocates, passionate and members of the refugee and asylum seeker community.

Yoga in the Dome

30 June 2021 10:00am11:00am
Enjoy mid morning yoga in the dome!

Yoga in the Dome

7 July 2021 10:00am11:00am
Enjoy mid morning yoga in the dome!

The Dos and Don'ts of Dating

9 July 2021 3:30pm4:30pm
Join the One Woman Project for an interactive discussion exploring the concept of consent and the Do’s and Don’ts of dating!

One Day Wellness Retreat

12 July 2021 9:30am3:30pm
Reward yourself with a one day wellness retreat.

One Day Wellness Retreat

13 July 2021 9:30am3:30pm
Reward yourself with a one day wellness retreat.

Yoga in the Dome

14 July 2021 10:00am11:00am
Enjoy mid morning yoga in the dome!

Virtual Careers Chats

22 June 2021 11:00am12:00pm
Are you developing your Career from scratch, changing Industries, or preparing to make that next leap? At the Careers Chats Series, get tips and strategies that suit your career journey.

Virtual Careers Chats

24 June 2021 11:30am12:30pm
Are you developing your Career from scratch, changing Industries, or preparing to make that next leap? At the Careers Chats Series, get tips and strategies that suit your career journey.

Virtual Careers Chats

29 June 2021 9:00am10:00am
Are you developing your Career from scratch, changing Industries, or preparing to make that next leap? At the Careers Chats Series, get tips and strategies that suit your career journey.

Virtual Careers Chats

1 July 2021 9:00am10:00am
Are you developing your Career from scratch, changing Industries, or preparing to make that next leap? At the Careers Chats Series, get tips and strategies that suit your career journey.

UQ International Student Careers Boot Camp

5 July 2021 9:00am6 July 2021 5:00pm
Are you an international student based in Brisbane over the Winter Break? Then the UQ International Student Careers Boot Camp is for you!

Virtual Careers Chats

7 July 2021 10:00am11:00am
Are you developing your Career from scratch, changing Industries, or preparing to make that next leap? At the Careers Chats Series, get tips and strategies that suit your career journey.

Virtual Careers Chats

13 July 2021 11:00am12:00pm
Are you developing your Career from scratch, changing Industries, or preparing to make that next leap? At the Careers Chats Series, get tips and strategies that suit your career journey.

Winter in Queensland: CV Day

14 July 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Come to CV Day to receive advice from UQ Employability staff on how to create and refine an excellent CV.

Winter in Queensland: FREE LinkedIn Headshot Photography

14 July 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Get your FREE professional headshot!

Virtual Careers Chats

15 July 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Are you developing your Career from scratch, changing Industries, or preparing to make that next leap? At the Careers Chats Series, get tips and strategies that suit your career journey.

You can still participate in the Winter in Queensland prgram even if you are studying online, interstate or overseas. Check out what's available online.

Virtual Careers Chats

22 June 2021 11:00am12:00pm
Are you developing your Career from scratch, changing Industries, or preparing to make that next leap? At the Careers Chats Series, get tips and strategies that suit your career journey.

Online Scavenger Hunt

23 June 2021 7:00am8:30am
Join us online for a scavenger hunt and banter with friends

Virtual Careers Chats

24 June 2021 11:30am12:30pm
Are you developing your Career from scratch, changing Industries, or preparing to make that next leap? At the Careers Chats Series, get tips and strategies that suit your career journey.

Virtual Careers Chats

29 June 2021 9:00am10:00am
Are you developing your Career from scratch, changing Industries, or preparing to make that next leap? At the Careers Chats Series, get tips and strategies that suit your career journey.

Online Games Party

30 June 2021 7:00am8:30am
Join us online for a games party with friends.

Virtual Careers Chats

1 July 2021 9:00am10:00am
Are you developing your Career from scratch, changing Industries, or preparing to make that next leap? At the Careers Chats Series, get tips and strategies that suit your career journey.

Winter in Queensland Watch Party: Abominable (2019)

1 July 2021 7:00pm9:00pm
Jump online to enjoy this snowy story of friendship.

Virtual Careers Chats

7 July 2021 10:00am11:00am
Are you developing your Career from scratch, changing Industries, or preparing to make that next leap? At the Careers Chats Series, get tips and strategies that suit your career journey.

Virtual Careers Chats

13 July 2021 11:00am12:00pm
Are you developing your Career from scratch, changing Industries, or preparing to make that next leap? At the Careers Chats Series, get tips and strategies that suit your career journey.

Speed Friending (Online)

13 July 2021 7:00pm9:00pm
Join the virtual space and meet new friends play games and hear what's been happening around the world.

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A taste of a virtual internship, Forage offer free virtual experience programs that are self-paced and take 5-6 hours to complete.
LinkedIn Learning is one of the largest software and skills training websites and is free for UQ students and staff. Why not spend some time over the break upskilling?
UQ Library will be running a series of workshops across the break covering software, research skills, and publishing and research management. Check out what's available.

Stradbroke Island Day Trip

22 June 2021 8:45am6:00pm
Take the UQ Winter bus to 'Straddie' for a relaxing day on the island. Enjoy the ferry ride over and check out Amity Point.

Virtual Careers Chats

22 June 2021 11:00am12:00pm
Are you developing your Career from scratch, changing Industries, or preparing to make that next leap? At the Careers Chats Series, get tips and strategies that suit your career journey.

Art for Wellbeing (Refugee Week Workshop)

22 June 2021 2:00pm4:00pm
Art For Wellbeing Sessions – Compassion, Connection and Reflection.

Online Scavenger Hunt

23 June 2021 7:00am8:30am
Join us online for a scavenger hunt and banter with friends

Yoga in the Dome

23 June 2021 10:00am11:00am
Enjoy mid morning yoga in the dome!

Winter Badminton

23 June 2021 2:00pm4:00pm
Join in the fun of Bad(Great)minton at the UQ Sports Centre. Singles or doubles, come along and have some fun!

You can't ask that! Panel on Sex, Sexuality and Gender

23 June 2021 4:30pm5:30pm
Ever wanted to ask a question about sex but not sure who to ask or where to start? We have a diverse panel of students keen to answer.

Supper Club: Chu The Phat

23 June 2021 6:00pm8:00pm
Join us at South Brisbane for the first of the Winter Supper Clubs - Chu The Phat

Whale Watching Day Trip

24 June 2021 9:00am3:30pm
Come along and see the whales migrating down the east coast of Australia!

Brisbane Bush Walks: Mt Gravatt

24 June 2021 10:00am1:00pm
Enjoy a beautiful bush walk in Brisbane - lunch included.

Virtual Careers Chats

24 June 2021 11:30am12:30pm
Are you developing your Career from scratch, changing Industries, or preparing to make that next leap? At the Careers Chats Series, get tips and strategies that suit your career journey.

Refugee Week Panel

24 June 2021 2:00pm3:30pm
Join UQ researchers, students and external community representatives who are activists, advocates, passionate and members of the refugee and asylum seeker community.

Winter Futsal

25 June 2021 2:00pm4:00pm
Join in the fun of Futsal at the UQ sports centre. Never played? Doesn't matter, come along.

Drumming Workshop

25 June 2021 3:30pm4:30pm
Learn to make rhythms with your hands in the UQ Winter Dome.

Dinner in the Dome: Eritrean Dining Experience

25 June 2021 5:00pm8:00pm
Come together with your UQ Community to enjoy an Eritrean dining experience

Eumundi Markets Day Trip

26 June 2021 8:30am5:30pm
Take the UQ Winter bus to the Sunshine Coast for a fun day exploring the Eumundi Markets followed by lunch (own cost) at Noosa beach.

Sirromet Winery

27 June 2021 12:00pm4:30pm
UQ Winter Sunday Session at Sirromet. Grab your friends and hop aboard the winter bus for a lovely afternoon of music and picnic

Mt Tambourine Day Trip

29 June 2021 8:30am5:00pm
Come explore Mt Tambourine on this fun day trip.

Virtual Careers Chats

29 June 2021 9:00am10:00am
Are you developing your Career from scratch, changing Industries, or preparing to make that next leap? At the Careers Chats Series, get tips and strategies that suit your career journey.

Online Games Party

30 June 2021 7:00am8:30am
Join us online for a games party with friends.

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