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How Bridgerton keeps us pining for more

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How Bridgerton keeps us pining for more

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  • Welcome to UQ Diaries, an anonymous 'Contact' series that dives into the burning questions you've always wanted to ask. In July, we asked non-homeowners and homeowners: How realistic is home ownership to you? And, is owning a home everything you imagined it would be? Here's what the UQ community said.
  • From humble beginnings to sold-out stadiums, the Matildas are on a meteoric rise to stardom. Find out how superstar Sam Kerr and team are driving the change towards equality in sport – one stunning goal at a time.
  • Meet Associate Professor Jack Wang. In 2020 Jack was named Australian University Teacher of the Year, but who is he away from the classroom? Find out in the latest 'Contact' Q&A series, The Real YouQ.
  • An internationally-recognised scientist is among an extensive list of University of Queensland representatives who have been named on the King’s Birthday Honours List this year.
  • UQ alum Inga Doak (Bachelor of Applied Science, ’98), The Royal Mint’s first ever Head of Sustainability, talks about the future of cash, the Mint’s world-first gold recycling breakthrough, and what it was like to work at The Royal Mint during the transition to a new monarch.
  • Parental burnout is not just a buzzword. It’s a growing syndrome that results from chronic parenting stress. So, what can parents and carers do to help prevent or reduce burnout when they’re already stretched so thin? Here are four things to explore.
  • Despite having prepared for all the other questions an interview panel will throw at you, it's common to draw a blank on the last one: do you have any questions for us? Here are 10 questions to consider asking during your next job interview to give you the edge on the competition.
  • After 27 years at the helm, Professor Matthew Sanders, founder of Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, has retired from his role as the Parenting and Family Support Centre’s Foundation Director.
  • One of Australia’s leading poets talks to Contact about how poetry has shaped her life, and winning the 2023 Stella Prize.

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  • 'Contact' checks in with Marcie the greyhound after her successful adoption from the UQ VETS Clinical Studies Centre and learns how you can help 'suppawt' the next generation of veterinary professionals.
  • A team of UQ students and alumni are on a mission to launch Australia into space by building a scalable and zero-emissions rocket engine that doesn’t cost the Earth – all with the help of 3D printing.
  • 'Contact' asked the December 2022 Honorary Award recipients to give advice to their 18-year-old selves. This is what they wrote...
  • 2 December is International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. While it may be tempting to think that slavery is a thing of the past, in 2022 slavery and similar exploitative practices remain a significant and global problem.
  • The University of Queensland is set to take a second-generation molecular clamp vaccine to a proof-of-concept human trial.
  • As he transitions into retirement, UQ has recognised Emeritus Professor Ian Frazer's outstanding contribution to society by renaming the UQ Diamantina Institute in his honour.
  • 'Contact' sat down with the research assistants who are paving the way for future generations around the world by exploring the quality of life of Gen Z’s with Down syndrome.
  • Several Australian Commonwealth Games representatives are among 19 student-athletes recognised for their sporting achievements as UQ celebrates 110 years of the UQ Blues Awards.
  • Dr Ellice E.P. Dart became a doctor and medical educator at a time when women were rare in both fields in Australia. The first woman employed by the University of Queensland’s fledgling Faculty of Medicine in 1936, she is being remembered in 2022 for her dedication to teaching and learning.

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  • Brisbane bookworms can look forward to the return of the city’s oldest book fair – although, it might not be the one you think.
  • Join 'Contact' each month as we take you on a virtual guided tour, providing a brief overview of UQ's design pieces and where you can find them. This month, it's our fabulous fountains.
  • Watch the video about Francis Nona to learn about how he is using the power of education as a tool to close the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. 
  • Join 'Contact' each month as we take you on a virtual guided tour, providing a brief overview of UQ's design pieces and where you can find them. This month it's bike racks, and the inspiration behind their intriguing designs.
  • Join 'Contact' each month as we take you on a virtual guided tour, providing a brief overview of UQ's design pieces and where you can find them.
  • Video: find out how Dr Michael Thai learned to step outside his comfort zone to become a celebrated lecturer and winner of the 2013 Three-Minute Thesis competition.
  • Signs of inclusion as UQ student Jamie Howell named AFLW Premiership Cup Ambassador.
  • 'Contact' heads to the photo archives to share some of the most remarkable images from the 2011 floods at UQ.
  • Inspired by her naturalist grandfather and scholarly father, UQ graduate Margaret Thurgood had no choice but to go to university, even though this was not usual for women in the 1930s.

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