Unwind and see the Atrium come to life in our new series of networking events starting on Thursday 8 June.

Expand your professional circle each month at the Atrium in our new series of networking events, Cheese and Chats. Each event features a 30 minute talk from UQ ChangeMakers, including alumni and academics, with opportunity for audience Q&A.

You'll also have the chance to chat with speakers and fellow guests over light refreshments and a cash bar, all in the beautiful heritage-listed Atrium in the heart of Brisbane CBD. Friends and colleagues of UQ alumni are welcome.

In the spotlight in June, you'll hear from UQ alumni the Honourable Paul Lucas and Ian Walker as they discuss trends and challenges in Australia's political landscape.

Event details
Date: Thursday 8 June 2023
Time: 5:307:30pm
Venue: The Atrium, UQ Brisbane City, 308 Queen Street, Brisbane City
Cost: $35 (includes one cheese box with tasting notes and one standard drink) cash bar available


Alumni spotlight:
The Honourable Paul Lucas
Bachelor of Economics '85, Bachelor of Laws '87 and Master of Urban and Regional Planning '14
Non-Executive Director and Consultant
Former Deputy Premier of Queensland
Ian Walker
Bachelor of Arts '75, Bachelor of Laws '77
Non-Executive Director
Former Minister for Science IT, Innovation and the Arts




Associate Professor Sarah Percy
School of Political Science and International Studies
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Associate Professor Sarah Percy’s research areas include the study of mercenaries and private military companies, piracy, organized crime at sea, and women in combat. Her latest book, Forgotten Warriors: A History of Women on the Front Line, will be published on 22 June. Sarah is also a broadcaster and has written and presented three series for ABC Radio National.

About Alumni events

UQ alumni and community events take place in-person and online, across the globe, throughout the year. UQ alumni are invited to join the UQ ChangeMakers platform to access early event registrations, benefits and discounts.

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