Future Students Contact Centre
For many future students, University can seem like a different world with a different language. The Future Student Contact Centre combines friendly service with helpful information on UQ programs, study options and applications.
Chat with us live
Our friendly student advisors are waiting to chat with you about study and life at UQ.
Visit us at www.uq.edu.au/ask.
Give us a call
Call our dedicated call centre team or book a call back for support and advice.
Phone: (07) 3346 9872
Ask us a question
Email us your query and receive helpful advice about study and life at UQ - email@example.com.
UQL Cyberschool - Library services for secondary schools
UQL Cyberschool is a free service for secondary schools, run by The University of Queensland Library.
- FREE borrowing of books - Year 11 and 12 students who live in Brisbane can join the UQ Library and borrow books
- Links to free online resources are available from our website for most senior secondary subjects:
For information, contact:
When: 11th July
Is science any use for saving species and habitat? Environmental conservation is a big challenge facing our planet. Isn’t it time to stand up and take action, rather than do more research? Why shouldn’t we just use the knowledge we already have to save threatened species?
This month we discuss the value of monitoring and information for achieving nature conservation outcomes. Is some research more useful than others, and should utility factor into decisions about research funding?
Join us as Professor Hugh Possingham, now chief scientist for the Nature Conservancy, the world’s largest conservation group, looks at how optimisation can be used as a framework to make the tough decisions.
For information, contact:
Phone: (07) 3365 6455
Experience Science – Last few places left
When: 15 July 2016
Experience Science is a free event which provides students in Years 10 - 12 the opportunity to discover what studying science is like at UQ and how science is applied in industry and everyday life.
The event is facilitated by experts from UQ and industry through a series of hands-on, interactive science workshops. All workshops are held at the UQ St Lucia campus.
UQ Geography and Environment Day
When: Friday 22 July 2016
Where can studies in geography, planning and environmental management take you?
The UQ Geography and Environment Day is designed for high school students to experience the applications and relevance of geography, planning and environmental management and see how studying these subjects can lead to a career with real world impact.
Sign up to the mailing list at the link below to be contacted when places open for the 2016 event.
You're invited to UQ's Open Days in August
Your students will discover a world of exceptional opportunities at UQ's Open Days. Students can explore the campus and world-class facilities, learn about the range of programs and courses, receive personalised advice about study options, and get a feel for how great uni life can be.
- St Lucia - Sunday, 7 August, 9.00am - 3.00pm
- Gatton - Sunday, 21 August, 9.30am - 3.00pm
WE Explore Engineering Regional Schools
Are you an engineer of the future? Join us at UQ St Lucia and be inspired by engineering's possibilities!
UQ's Women in Engineering program is thrilled to offer students living outside of Brisbane the opportunity to come to UQ St Lucia and see if engineering could be the career for you.
If you're in year 10, 11 or 12 and love maths or science but you're not sure how it applies to a career, this is the event not to be missed.
We will provide return transport to Brisbane from six pick-up locations - Warwick, Toowoomba, Bundaberg, Torbanlea, Maryborough and Gympie.
Please note there will be one pick-up point in each town that you will need to make your way to.
Thursday 21 July 2016
You'll arrive to UQ St Lucia by 3pm and attend Engineering Futures Evening from 4:30pm-7:00pm. Be inspired as you hear about the journeys of female engineers from:
- Google - Anna Emmerson
- Boeing - Rhianna Ferguson
- Cochlear - Samantha Lichter
- Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology - Claudia Vickers
Enjoy dinner and stay overnight in either The Women's College or Duchesne College, located within the UQ St Lucia campus.
Friday 22 July 2016
After breakfast, you'll attend WE Explore Engineering Day from 8:15am-2:00pm and tackle three of our hands-on engineering workshops to discover why engineers are society's problem solvers.
From rockets to programming robots to developing a prosthetic limb, you'll get great insight into the many fields engineers work in. You'll be able to select the workshops that interest you.
Buses will depart UQ St Lucia shortly after 2:00pm and return to the six pick-up locations. You will need to be picked up from the pick-up location by your parent/guardian.
The cost to attend WE Explore Engineering Regional Schools is $50 per person. This includes return transport to Brisbane (from pick-up locations), accommodation, meals and activities.
We do have bursaries available for students in financial need - please email us for further information.
Check out the photos from this year's WE Explore Engineering Day and last year's Engineering Futures Evening on our Facebook page!
For further information, please contact:
UQ Women in Engineering - firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Thursday, 21 July, 2016 to Friday, 22 July, 2016
Where: Advanced Engineering Building, Staff House Road, UQ St Lucia
Overnight accommodation in either The Women's College or Duchesne College, College Road, UQ St Lucia
Registrations: Register by Friday 15 July
Engineering Futures Evening
Whether the seed to study engineering was planted by a teacher, parent, family friend or someone unexpected, every journey is a little different.
If you're in year 10, 11 or 12 and love maths or science, come along to discover if engineering could be the career for you.
Be inspired by the journeys of female engineers from Google, Boeing, Cochlear and the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN). One of the speakers just may help you to decide your future path.
- Anna Emmerson, Site Reliability Engineer - Google
- Rhianna Ferguson, Avionics Engineer - Boeing
- Samantha Lichter, New Product Industrialisation Engineer/ProcessEngineer - Cochlear
- Claudia Vickers, Senior Research Fellow - AIBN
You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and then over a light dinner, speak with students and industry representatives at our industry booths. Students, parents and teachers are welcome to attend.
Engineering Futures Evening for regional students
Registrations are now open!
If you live in Warwick, Toowoomba, Bundaberg or Gympie, we will be arranging transport to/from UQ St Lucia campus so you can come along to Engineering Futures Evening on Thursday 21 July, stay overnight on campus and attend WE Explore Engineering Day on Friday 22 July.
For further information, please contact: UQ Women in Engineering - email@example.com.