Our events will take place online or in person. Keep an eye out below for our evolving list of virtual events that you can attend wherever you are in the world.  

The Alumni Relations & Engagement team coordinates a range of events locally and internationally. You can keep up to date with UQ alumni events in your area by updating your details.

UQ Ventures: Agile Project Management (online)

9 December 2021 5:30pm7:30pm
Learn to plan, execute and deliver projects in the modern workplace through lean methodologies. This session will focus on SCRUM, Kanban and Lean Startup methodologies.

Veterinary reunion for the class of 1991 (in person)

11 December 2021 5:00pm12 December 2021 3:00pm
This event will comprise an evening reception and a tour of UQ Gatton the following day.

Blue Assembly: Oceanic Thinking

19 February 2022 9:00am25 June 2022 4:00pm
The exhibition is part of an ambitious multi-year program exploring our relationship with the ocean by gathering “blue” approaches to research. Over several years, the program will encompass exhibitions, residencies, an online journal, screenings and more.

UQ Alumni Book Fair® (in person)

29 April 2022 9:00am2 May 2022 3:00pm
Over 50,000 books, DVDs, LP’s and videos will be for sale at the UQ Alumni Annual Book Fair®. Funds raised will support student scholarships, UQ researchers and educators.

Ross Maclean Race Day (in person)

4 May 2022 12:00pm5:00pm
This fantastic event is sponsored by the Index Group to help raise awareness and funds for MND research at the Queensland Brain Institute. All funds raised support the Ross Maclean Fellowship, which was established in 2004 by the late Ross Maclean and his family to raise funds to fight this devastating disease.

The Inaugural Aunty Pamela Mam Oration

8 December 2021 5:30pm8:30pm
Community controlled organisations were created more than 50 years ago, acknowledging the right of Indigenous Australians to deliver services that build strength and empowerment in communities, where government run services had been failing. They were designed by community, for community.

3T Events: End of Year Celebration (in person)

7 December 2021 11:00am2:00pm
Join us at The Women’s College for this special end of year celebratory 3T event. The event will include an informative presentation from Dr James Lancaster titled "An Unexpected History of Christmas”, followed by a buffet lunch.

Gatton Back to College Weekend (in person)

3 December 2021 2:30pm5 December 2021 1:00pm
The Gatton Back to College Weekend will be held from Friday 3 December to Sunday 5 December.

UQ ChangeMakers: Roundtable discussion – how do we build a climate-smart 'toolkit' in agriculture? (online)

29 November 2021 5:30pm6:30pm
Join UQ alumni Thomas Hall and School of Agriculture and Food Science’s Professor Melissa Fitzgerald to learn more about what goes into environmentally conscious farming.

Guangzhou Connection (in person)

26 November 2021 8:00pm10:00pm
Global Connection is an event series created by alumni for alumni, to help you stay connected with UQ and fellow alumni. These casual events are a great opportunity to meet for drinks and networking. 

Beijing Connection (in person)

26 November 2021 7:30pm9:00pm
Global Connection is an event series created by alumni for alumni, to help you stay connected with UQ and fellow alumni. These casual events are a great opportunity to meet for drinks and networking. 

Taipei Connection (in person)

26 November 2021 7:00pm9:00pm
Global Connection is an event series hosted by alumni for alumni, in cities all over the world! These casual events are a great opportunity to meet for drinks and networking.

Japan Virtual Connection (online)

26 November 2021 7:00pm9:00pm
Global Connection is an event series created by alumni for alumni, to help you stay connected with UQ and fellow alumni. These casual events are a great opportunity to meet for drinks and networking. 

Shenzhen Connection (in person)

26 November 2021 7:00pm9:00pm
Global Connection is an event series created by alumni for alumni, to help you stay connected with UQ and fellow alumni. These casual events are a great opportunity to meet for drinks and networking. 

Shanghai Connection (in person)

26 November 2021 6:30pm9:30pm
Global Connection is an event series hosted by alumni for alumni, in cities all over the world. These casual events are a great opportunity to meet for drinks and networking. 

Chengdu Connection (in person)

26 November 2021 6:00pm7:30pm
Global Connection is an event series hosted by alumni for alumni, in cities all over the world. These casual events are a great opportunity to meet for drinks and networking. 

London Connection (in person)

25 November 2021 7:00pm9:00pm
Global Connection is an event series created by alumni for alumni, to help you stay connected with UQ and fellow alumni. These casual events are a great opportunity to meet for drinks and networking. 

Melbourne Connection (in person)

25 November 2021 6:00pm8:30pm
Global Connection is an event series created by alumni for alumni, to help you stay connected with UQ and fellow alumni. These casual events are a great opportunity to meet for drinks and networking.
Peter Greste

Global Leadership Series: Poverty and inequality in an age of prosperity (in person)

25 November 2021 6:00pm8:00pm
Join UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Communication, Professor Peter Greste, and a panel of leading experts for a thought-provoking discussion on 'Poverty and inequality in an age of prosperity.'

Santiago Connection (in person)

25 November 2021 6:00pm8:30pm
Global Connection is an event series created by alumni for alumni, to help you stay connected with UQ and fellow alumni. These casual events are a great opportunity to meet for drinks and networking. 

Steve Irwin Memorial Lecture (in person)

20 November 2021 2:30pm3:30pm
As part of the UQ Regional Roadshow, the University is coming to the Sunshine Coast! We hope you can join us for a very special event at Australia Zoo to enjoy a day out with your friends and family, and help us celebrate the 10th Steve Irwin Memorial Lecture.

Frontier Forum: killer superbugs – a problem much bigger than human health (online)

18 November 2021 6:00pm7:00pm
Join our panel of experts online as they discuss the superbug threat and how it must be addressed locally and globally.

UQ young alumni: Party with a purpose (in person)

12 November 2021 7:00pm11:00pm
The UQ Young Alumni Advisory Board is hosting a fabulous night of food, drinks, raffles, live music, and dancing all in support of a great cause.

UQ ChangeMakers: The future of farming (online)

11 November 2021 6:00pm7:15pm
Join our ChangeMakers panel to hear from UQ alumni and experts on the challenges we’re facing now and solutions as we look to the future. What’s the future of the emission-heavy livestock sector? Could we transform crop protection with mRNA vaccines for plants? And how can we harness innovative technology to improve global food security?

Friends of Antiquity Sunday series (in person)

7 November 2021 2:00pm4:00pm
The Inaugural RD Milns Memorial Lecture presented by Dr Stavros Paspalas (Director of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens), Sydney and Athens.

Get Finance Fit: Financial goal setting for 2022 (online)

3 November 2021 6:00pm7:00pm
Join us for our most popular UQ young alumni online series this year with a four part series focussing on educating young professionals about personal finance and wealth creation.

3T Events: What is critical thinking and how can we teach it? (in person)

26 October 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Join critical thinking expert, Peter Ellerton, as he explains the power of understanding critical thinking and how we can apply it in our lives.

Giving Day Philanthropy Trail (in person)

20 October 2021 12:00pm3:00pm
If you're at St Lucia on Giving Day, join us at the Great Court for a preview of our new Philanthropy Trail, where you’ll see the amazing impact that donors have had around campus!

UQ Giving Day (in person)

20 October 2021 10:30am6:30pm
UQ Giving Day is a day where the UQ community comes together to raise funds that support important causes at UQ. In 2021, there are more than 30 causes for you to choose from. Together, we can help transform the lives of students and empower researchers.

Friends of Antiquity Sunday Series (in person)

10 October 2021 2:00pm4:00pm
Join us for our next Friends of Antiquity Sunday Series titled “Cato the Reformer”, presented by Dr Kit Morrell, Susan Blake Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History.

UQ Community Celebration in Wide Bay

8 October 2021 5:00pm7:00pm
Please join us for the Maryborough and Hervey Bay UQ Community Celebration. We look forward to bringing together UQ staff, students, alumni and partners across the Wide Bay region to celebrate your impact and shared connection to our university.

Think Twice: Freedom of Speech (in person)

7 October 2021 5:30pm7:30pm
Join UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Communication, Professor Peter Greste and a panel of leading experts and academics for a thought-provoking discussion on 'Freedom of Speech'. Registrations have now closed.

UQ ChangeMakers: The science of positivity (online)

6 October 2021 6:00pm7:15pm
Hear from expert UQ researchers and alumni as they explore the science of positivity and share tips for building resilience.

UQ Riverfire Celebration 2021 (in person)

25 September 2021 6:00pm9:00pm
UQ Riverfire Celebration is returning to offer you the best seats in town for a night of spectacular fireworks. This event is sold out but you can join the wait list.
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UQ Gold Coast Alumni Brunch (in person)

25 September 2021 9:45am11:30am
Please join me for brunch and a thought-provoking panel discussion facilitated by UQ alumnus and ABC journalist, Bern Young.

UQ Gold Coast Young Alumni Drinks (in person)

24 September 2021 5:30pm7:30pm
UQ is heading to the Gold Coast for our Regional Roadshow and hosting drinks for young alumni at the spectacular new Home of the Arts.

Latin America Virtual Connection: Creating change through entrepreneurship

14 September 2021 7:00pm8:00pm
Please check the time zone for your city:
Tuesday 14 September, 6pm Lima (PET), 7pm Asunción (PYT), 8pm Santiago (CLT)
Global Connection is an event series created by alumni for alumni, to help you keep connected with UQ and fellow alumni.

Friends of Antiquity Sunday Series (in person)

12 September 2021 2:00pm4:00pm
Join us for our next Friends of Antiquity Sunday Series as Dr Dorothy Watts AM presents on ‘Josiah Wedgwood and the Classics’.

Get Finance Fit: Buying your first property (online)

7 September 2021 6:00pm7:00pm
Join us for our most popular UQ young alumni online series this year with a four part series focussing on educating young professionals about personal finance and wealth creation.
UQ solar farm with rainbow

3T Events: Sustainability at UQ and beyond (in person)

7 September 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Hear from experts from UQ's Sustainability team as they share UQ's new sustainability strategy, some of our current campus initiatives.

Beijing Connection (in person)

3 September 2021 7:30pm9:30pm
Global Connection is an event series created by alumni for alumni, to help you keep connected with UQ and fellow alumni. These casual events are a great opportunity to meet for drinks and networking.

Shenzhen Connection (in person)

3 September 2021 7:00pm9:00pm
Global Connection is an event series created by alumni for alumni, to help you keep connected with UQ and fellow alumni. These casual events are a great opportunity to meet for drinks and networking.

Japan Virtual Connection (online)

3 September 2021 7:00pm9:00pm
Global Connection is an event series created by alumni for alumni, to help you keep connected with UQ and fellow alumni.

Guangzhou Connection (in person)

3 September 2021 6:30pm8:30pm
Global Connection is an event series created by alumni for alumni, to help you keep connected with UQ and fellow alumni. These casual events are a great opportunity to meet for drinks and networking.

Shanghai Connection (in person)

3 September 2021 6:30pm8:30pm
Global Connection is an event series created by alumni for alumni, to help you keep connected with UQ and fellow alumni. These casual events are a great opportunity to meet for drinks and networking. This event is fully booked.

Chengdu Connection (in person)

3 September 2021 6:00pm8:00pm
Global Connection is an event series created by alumni for alumni, to help you keep connected with UQ and fellow alumni. These casual events are a great opportunity to meet for drinks and networking.

London Connection (in person)

2 September 2021 6:30pm8:30pm
Global Connection is an event series created by alumni for alumni, to help you keep connected with UQ and fellow alumni. These casual events are a great opportunity to meet for drinks and networking.

Young alumni networking event (in person)

2 September 2021 5:30pm8:30pm
Hosted by the UQ Young Alumni Advisory Board, join us for our next social event for all UQ graduates to meet, enjoy meaningful conversations and stay connected with the young alumni community.

Gatton Campus Reunion for North Queensland (in person)

29 August 2021 11:30am2:00pm
Join us for this North Queensland UQ Gatton Past Students Association in Atherton. To register, contact Kim Jorgensen, email: gattonpaststudents@uq.edu.au.

Cancelled: UQ Toowoomba Alumni Brunch

14 August 2021 9:45am11:30am
In light of the developing COVID-19 Queensland Government restrictions, regretfully the UQ Toowoomba Alumni Brunch will be cancelled.

Cancelled: UQ Young Alumni Drinks in Toowoomba

13 August 2021 5:30pm7:30pm
In light of the developing COVID-19 Queensland Government restrictions, regretfully the UQ young alumni drinks in Toowoomba will be cancelled.

Postponed: Friends of Antiquity present the inaugural Susan Blake Lecture

8 August 2021 2:00pm4:00pm
Due to COVID restrictions, this event has been postponed. Join us for our August Sunday Series as Dr Kit Morrell presents on ‘Cato the Reformer’.
Early modern Olympic games

Cancelled: 3T Events - The early modern Olympic Games

3 August 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Due to COVID restrictions, this event has been cancelled. Join Olympic historian and Honorary Director of the UQ Centre for Olympic Studies, Professor Ian Jobling, as he delves into the early modern Olympic games. Let's find out how they compare to Tokyo 2021!

Postponed: Back to UQ - our biggest reunion yet

1 August 2021 10:00am5:00pm
You’re invited Back to UQ on Sunday 1 August – UQ's alumni homecoming. Coinciding with UQ Open Day, the day features celebrations, tours, talks, and the chance to reconnect with your university and your classmates.

UQ ChangeMakers: Roundtable discussion – law in the Pacific (online)

26 July 2021 5:30pm6:30pm
Did you know that constitutions in many Pacific countries not only recognise customary laws but frequently place them above common law? And where local legislation does not exist, foreign legislation is often applied? 

Get Finance Fit: Investing and super (online)

15 July 2021 6:00pm7:00pm
Join us for our most popular UQ young alumni online series this year with a four part series focussing on educating young professionals about personal finance and wealth creation.
Image of a globe, with Australia in the bottom left corner

UQ ChangeMakers: The Pacific – why it matters (online)

13 July 2021 6:00pm7:15pm
Stability and prosperity in the Pacific have long been stated as among Australia’s top foreign policy priorities, but for many Australians, the region remains little understood.
Rhyl Hinwood with sculpture of Gregor Mendel.

3T Events: Towering figures of the church and science (in person)

6 July 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Join acclaimed sculptor, Dr Rhyl Hindwood AM CF, as she delves into the symbolism incorporated into the design of her monumental statues - including those produced for the University of Queensland's Great Court and, more recently, for St John's Anglican cathedral.

UQ Book Club: Born Into This (online)

24 June 2021 7:30pm8:30pm
Join our host Associate Professor Stephen Carleton as he discusses Born Into This by Adam Thompson

'Starting a side hustle' UQ Young Alumni workshop (online or in person)

22 June 2021 5:30pm7:30pm
Are you looking for more meaningful work? Want to monetise a passion project? Or simply curious about starting your own business? This event is for you!

Global Leadership Series: Building trust in a post-truth world (in person)

15 June 2021 6:00pm8:00pm
Join moderator and UQ Chancellor, Mr Peter Varghese AO, along with UQ trust experts Professor Matthew Hornsey and Professor Nicole Gillespie, and James Mabbott, Partner in Charge at KPMG Futures, as they explore how trust in organisations and institutions can be built, restored, and preserved. 

Friends of Antiquity Sunday Series: The standing of sailors in democratic Athens (in person)

6 June 2021 2:00pm4:00pm
Associate Professor David Pritchard will present on "The standing of sailors in democratic Athens"
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3T Events: The history of Aboriginal people and anthropology at UQ (in person)

25 May 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Join us as we explore the history of Aboriginal people and anthropology at UQ with the Director of UQ's Anthropology Museum, Michael Aird.
image of the word treat as defined in dictionary

Global Leadership Series: What's it all about? Constitution, treaty, voice. (in person)

24 May 2021 5:30pm8:00pm
Join Professor Davis as she reflects on key concepts of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and explores important questions facing Australia on the path to a better future.

Friends of Antiquity Literary Lunch (in person)

19 May 2021 11:30am1:30pm
Professor Tim Parkin will present on "Cicero and Old Age after 2000 years."

UQ Future Leaders breakfast: pivoting after COVID-19 (in person)

18 May 2021 7:00am8:30am
The sheer scale of rolling out a vaccination across Queensland, amid a global pandemic, has its challenges. From balancing the interests of each stakeholder group to communicating decisions nation-wide – as leaders, there is a lot we can learn.

Financial Literacy: Early-Stage Investment (in person)

15 May 2021 9:00am16 May 2021 5:00pm
UQ Ventures, in partnership with Angel Loop, is presenting potential investors with case studies, expert presentations and facilitated discussions.

Young Alumni: ‘Unlocking your leadership skills’ workshop (online and in person)

12 May 2021 5:30pm7:30pm
What makes an effective leader and how can you use leadership skills to elevate your career?

Friends of Antiquity Sunday Series: The Shellal Mosaic: Archaeological, Textual and Visual Traditions (in person)

2 May 2021 2:30pm4:30pm
Join James Donaldson, Senior Museum Officer at the RD Milns Antiquities Museum as he presents "The Shellal Mosaic: Archaeological, Textual and Visual Traditions."
Be tax smart

Get Finance Fit: Be tax smart (online)

20 April 2021 6:00pm7:00pm
Join us for our most popular UQ young alumni online series this year with a four part series focussing on educating young professionals about personal finance and wealth creation.
Bee on white flower

3T Events: Native bees in Brisbane and how to care for them (in person)

20 April 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Join us for the first 3T event of the year as we explore the weird and wonderful secrets of the biology, ecology and evolution of the stingless bees.

Friends of Antiquity Sunday Series: Intrepid Lady Adventurers on the Nile (in person)

11 April 2021 2:00pm4:00pm
Join award-winning Australian author and UQ alumnus, Pamela Rushby as she presents "Intrepid Lady Adventurers on the Nile".
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UQ Book Club: Joan Makes History (online)

18 March 2021 7:30pm8:30pm
Join our host Associate Professor Stephen Carleton as he discusses Joan Makes History with author, Kate Grenville.

UQ ChangeMakers: Black Lives Matter – the Australian context (online)

17 March 2021 6:00pm7:15pm
In the aftermath of the public death of George Floyd in the USA last May, millions of outraged citizens around the world took to the streets to protest a range of longstanding and systemic issues related to human rights, social justice and race relations.
UQ Young Alumni launch party (in person)

UQ young alumni welcome party (in person)

4 March 2021 6:00pm8:00pm
Join us for the UQ Young Alumni welcome party on Thursday, 4 March 2021. The new UQ Young Alumni Advisory Board looks forward to meeting you at our first social event of our 2021 calendar.
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UQ Book Club: Ordinary Matter (online)

14 January 2021 7:30pm8:30pm
This month we will be chatting to Laura Elvery, author of Ordinary Matter.

UQ ChangeMakers: Roundtable discussion – UQ ChangeMakers working in sustainability

26 November 2020 7:00pm8:00pm
Join Professor Neville Plint, Director of the Sustainable Minerals Institute at UQ for an intimate roundtable discussion on the topic of sustainability.

UQ ChangeMakers: How can you join Australian leaders fighting the sustainability crisis?

12 November 2020 6:00pm7:15pm
Around the world, we’re seeing the increasing incidence of extreme weather events and natural disasters as the impact of our changing climate becomes more apparent.
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UQ Book Club: October

22 October 2020 7:30pm8:30pm
Join our host Associate Professor Stephen Carleton as he discusses our featured book for October, Meet Me at Lennon's by Melanie Myers.

Giving Day 2020: UQ's response to COVID-19

21 October 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
In this webinar, we will venture behind the scenes of UQ’s COVID-19 vaccine project, to learn more about the development of this promising vaccine candidate and the next steps towards manufacturing.

Get Finance Fit: COVID-19 + Investment [Webinar]

15 October 2020 6:00pm7:00pm
Join us for our most popular UQ Young Alumni series this year - ‘Get Finance Fit’.

UQ Young Professional Series - Mentoring for career success [Webinar]

24 September 2020 6:00pm7:00pm
Have you ever wished you had someone to bounce an idea about work? A mentor to coach you through a salary negotiation, seek advice on your CV or to help navigate the next step of your career as a young professional? Join us in this one-hour webinar where you will hear from UQ mentoring experts.
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Global Leadership Series – US election: Trump vs Biden [Webinar]

10 September 2020 6:00pm7:00pm
The election of Donald Trump to arguably the most powerful presidency in the world sent shockwaves through the global community. While many rejoiced his challenging of the global order from NATO to China, others feared he lacked the temperament and judgement to lead the US on the world stage. Our experts will lay out the issues and possibilities, and what the great powers of the past can tell us about the future.
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UQ Book Club: August

27 August 2020 7:30pm
Join our host Associate Professor Stephen Carleton as he discusses our featured book, Swallow the Air with Indigenous author, Tara June Winch.
ChangeMakers August Event

UQ ChangeMakers: A new global economy – are we entering a new industrial revolution?

20 August 2020 6:00pm7:15pm
The new era of work is driving businesses and the people within them to stay ahead of the technological curve. How will increased automation and continued digital disruption change the way we live and work? What does it mean for the future of our economy? 
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[Webinar] Global Leadership Series: Fight or flight - Managing anxiety in changing times

19 August 2020 7:00pm
We all have smoke detector alarms built in. Rather than a loud beep, we feel a tenseness in the body, a racing heart, a quickening of the breath – the collective of these symptoms is known as anxiety.
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UQ Book Club: July

30 July 2020 7:30pm
Join our host Associate Professor Stephen Carleton as he discusses our featured book, Mammoth with Author, Chris Flynn.
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Global Leadership Series: Creating smart, sustainable cities for the future

29 July 2020 6:00pm8:00pm
Urban sprawl, rapid population growth, rising sea levels: the need has never been greater to find solutions and reimagine urban landscapes to create sustainable, prosperous and resilient cities.
What to expect from a trans-Tasman travel bubble - webinar

Global Leadership Series webinar: What to expect from a trans-Tasman travel bubble

22 July 2020 5:00pm6:00pm
In this webinar, our expert panel will discuss the likelihood and logistics of a trans-Tasman travel bubble, and the risks and benefits it would bring to both Australia and New Zealand.