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UQ's biggest Swiftie explains the Eras Tour

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  • Welcome to The Real YouQ, the latest 'Contact' Q&A series offering a glimpse into the real lives of members of the UQ community. In this edition, we meet celebrated TEDx speaker, author and cult survivor Claire Ashman.
  • TEDxUQ turns 10 this year. To celebrate this milestone, Contact caught up with some of the UQ community members who have been part of TEDxUQ over the years.
  • 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.

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  • The Queensland University Regiment (QUR) is committed to educating future generations about the importance of Anzac Day. QUR will be providing the catafalque party at dawn service at Toowong Memorial Park again this Anzac Day, as the Regiment celebrates its 75th anniversary.
  • What's the story behind the hundreds of thousands of books donated to UQ Alumni Book Fair each year? Did the previous reader enjoy it the way you did. Did they like the same characters and did they lend it to a loved one? Follow the incredible journey of a donated book.
  • As UQ prepares for the annual Alumni Book Fair and Rare Book Auction, 'Contact' stumbled upon some centuries-old cookbooks and decided to recreate some classic recipes. Do these delicacies still hold up today? We’ve got the scoop.
  • The Queensland Government and The University of Queensland have each committed $44 million funding to establish a world-leading Paralympic Centre of Excellence at UQ’s St Lucia campus.
  • Gloria, a beloved pet green tree python, bit off more than she could chew and ingested a puppy pee pad along with her dinner. Luckily, her owners noticed something was amiss, and took the snake to the UQ VETS clinic at Gatton for treatment.
  • 8 March is International Women's Day and UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Deborah Terry AO explains that innovations linked to digitisation and automation have the potential to exacerbate existing inequalities and reinforce systems of discriminatory practices.
  • Welcome to Love at UQ – our annual celebration of all the connections that university life brings. This Valentine's Day, Contact is sharing the stories of alumni who came to UQ for an education and found love as well.
  • The century-old Avalon Theatre building is soon to be refurbished to reclaim its rightful place in UQ's cultural heritage.
  • '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.

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  • There's a resurgence of the great Australian road trip, but it's a new generation of happy campers who are hitting the highway. Contact speaks to the UQ experts about the latest off-track travel trend.
  • In this instalment of 'UQ by design', we look at our magnificent museums, located across each campus. The University is home to several museums, of both historical and artistic significance, where you can while away an hour or a day.
  • It's a blooming beautiful time of the year at UQ. Enjoy these stunning snaps showcasing our historic Jacaranda trees.
  • Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to create a 'Contact' magazine feature article?
  • How we see light can bring great joy in life, whether looking through a stained-glass window, watching a colourfully illuminated building at night – or even crossing the road.
  • Whether looking for a place to sit or a light to read under, UQ features outdoor furniture and interior light fittings that incorporate unique recycled materials.
  • After acting in stage shows like 'The Lion King' and 'A Streetcar Named Desire', UQ PhD candidate Tim Richards has returned to his first love – dinosaurs – and has helped identify a major discovery in process.
  • 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, we take a look at the marvellous murals on the walls of particular buildings.
  • From living with baboons in Ethiopia to surviving an encounter with polar bears in Canada. Find out how a chance meeting with Sir David Attenborough forever changed the life of UQ science graduate Dr Chadden Hunter.

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