Events

Keep an eye out below for our evolving list of events. 
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First stage of UQ’s lake and amphitheatre renewal project now complete

3 January 2024 9:30am31 December 2024 10:30am
The iconic UQ lake and part of the amphitheatre is now open for the community to enjoy.

UQ Art Museum: How we remember tomorrow

13 February 2024 4:30pm15 June 2024 4:00pm
How we remember tomorrow celebrates storytelling across generations, through oceans and waterways and transcending eras and perspectives.
Free event
Location: UQ Art Museum, St Lucia campus

Participate in Hiromi Tango's community-led project: '花弁 Hanabira (Gentle Petal)

2 March 2024 12:15pm11 August 2024 5:00pm
‘花弁 Hanabira (Gentle Petal)’ is a community-led project that will transform Museum of Brisbane’s Adelaide Street Pavilion into a vibrant sanctuary, inspiring healing and social connection.
Free event
Location: Adelaide Street Pavilion Level 3, City Hall

Global Connections: 2024

2 March 2024 1:30pm11 October 2024 8:30pm
Join us for the first Global Connections events of 2024, hosted by UQ alumni in your city. These social events are a great opportunity to make new connections wherever you are in the world.

308 Queen Street building and history tour

19 March 2024 12:00pm19 November 2024 2:45pm
Join UQ alum Dr Keith Treschman (BSc '71, BEdSt '75, BA '79) on monthly building tours to delve into the history of the 308 Queen Street building and uncover some of the unique and quirky discoveries from the restoration process.
Free event
Location: The Atrium at 308 Queen Street

UQ Entrepreneurship and Innovation Awards – nominations close 23 June

17 May 2024 12:45pm23 June 2024 5:00pm
Make your nomination today! Help to celebrate the amazing and talented entrepreneurs at UQ and across our ecosystem – nominate yourself or a fellow entrepreneur superstar for an award. Nominations close 23 June.

Seminar: Myanmar Spring Revolution

1 June 2024 1:00pm4:00pm
Since the February 2021 military coup, Myanmar has faced an unprecedented political, socioeconomic, human rights and humanitarian crisis.
Free event
Location: GHD Auditorium, AEB Building, UQ St Lucia

Institute of Modern Languages: Winter Survival Courses (June - July 2024)

1 June 2024 3:30pm31 July 2024 4:30pm
Do you want to start a new language learning journey? Whether it's for business opportunities, travel, connecting with your heritage, engage with people in your local community or simply for enjoyment, our Winter Survival Courses will ensure that your first steps are in the right direction.

How the Antiquities Museum got its pots – recent cases and new directions at the RD Milns Antiquities Museum

2 June 2024 2:00pm4:00pm
Join UQ’s Friends of Antiquity for the June Sunday Series lecture, presented by James Donaldson, Manager and Curator, RD Milns Antiquities Museum, titled ‘How the Antiquities Museum got its pots – recent cases and new directions at the RD Milns Antiquities Museum'.
Cost $10
Location: Room E302, Forgan Smith Building, St Lucia campus

Discover postgraduate Agribusiness

3 June 2024 5:00pm6:00pm
Become a future leader in Agribusiness. Come along and learn about your study options in one of Australia’s most important industries.
Free event
Online

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UQ Postgrad Ready

28 May 2024 5:00pm6:00pm
Join us for an informative session covering everything for a successful start to your postgraduate study at The University of Queensland.
Free event
Online

Discover postgraduate Urban and Regional Planning

27 May 2024 5:00pm6:00pm
Join us for a detailed discussion about the Urban and Regional Planning program. Come along to this webinar and start your acquisition of highly sought after skills. Opportunities abound in both the public and private sector.
Free event
Online

Discover postgraduate Conservation Science

23 May 2024 5:00pm6:00pm
Join us to learn about the Conservation Science program and its impact on your career. Come along and learn how you'll deepen your understanding and impact in conservation science with a world-class program at Australia’s #1 institution for environmental sciences (QS World University Rankings 2023).
Free event
Online

Beyond the boundaries: innovations set to transform the way we live, work and play

22 May 2024 6:00pm9:00pm
Join us as we explore six ground breaking research projects that could change the way we live, work, and play.
Free event
Location: Room 227, UQ Brisbane City, 308 Queen Street, Brisbane and online

Discover postgraduate Biotechnology

22 May 2024 5:00pm6:00pm
Get the information you need for a successful start to your postgraduate biotechnology study. Come along to this informative webinar and discuss your study options with Australia’s #1 university for biotechnology (Global Ranking of Academic Subjects).
Free event
Online

Merson Lecture 2024: tools for analysing and repairing the brain

22 May 2024 5:00pm7:00pm
The annual lecture is named in honour of Dr David Merson, who supported the series in order to promulgate the best neuroscience research and what it has to offer the community in the future. It is given by a prominent, internationally leading neuroscientist whose research is of relevance to laboratories at QBI. This year, the Merson lecture will be presented by Professor Ed Boyden.
Free event
Location: Level 7 Auditorium, Queesland Brain Institute.

2024 QBI Lexus Alzheimer's Jazz Gala

17 May 2024 6:30pm10:30pm
Dust off your dancing shoes and join us at Waters Edge at Portside for the 2024 QBI Lexus Alzheimer’s Gala!
$225 for an individual ticket
$2200 for a table of 10
Location: Waters Edge – Portside. Level 2

Inaugural Mattick lecture 'the junk ain't junk'

17 May 2024 12:30pm1:30pm
Professor John Mattick co-founded IMB at the turn of the century, as the era of genomics was dawning. Join Professor Mattick as he returns to IMB to deliver the inaugural lecture in the series named for him.
Free event
Location: Queensland Bioscience Precinct Auditorium and online

The Word for World is Ocean: book launch and lecture

16 May 2024 2:15pm3:15pm
Join us for the final in person session of The Word for World is Ocean reading circle led by Dr Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris.
Cost: free or General Admission + Book $55
Location: UQ Art Museum

Great Court Race

15 May 2024 1:45pm2:45pm
The Great Court Race is one of The University of Queensland’s proudest traditions – a bucket list event for competitors and a must-see spectacle!
Free event
Great Court St Lucia campus

Naida Haxton Lecture 2024

9 May 2024 6:00pm8:30pm
The Naida Haxton Lecture is an annual event hosted by the UQ Law Society in honour of Ms Naida Haxton, UQ alumna and the first woman to actively practice at the Queensland Bar.
Free event
Location: Learning Theatre 212, Sir Llew Edwards building (14), St Lucia campus
Frederick McCubbin, 'Portrait of little girl' c.1912-1913,oil on canvas image 46.7 x 57 cm. Collection of The University of Queensland, purchased 1953.

The Secret Lives of Portraits

9 May 2024 5:30pm7:30pm
Join UQ art history expert, Associate Professor Andrea Bubenik, on Thu 9 May as she shares some of the most unbelievable and hidden tales behind incredible portraits from the UQ Art Museum Collection, including a rare work by Frederick McCubbin.
Tickets: $20
Location: The Atrium, UQ Brisbane City

Discover postgraduate Agricultural and Animal Science

8 May 2024 5:00pm6:00pm
oin staff from UQ’s postgraduate Agricultural and Animal Science programs as well as the Future Students team to get the information you need.
Free event
Online

Discover postgraduate Public Health

7 May 2024 5:00pm6:00pm
Join the team from our postgraduate Public Health program suite, get more information on your postgraduate study options, and get the answer to any questions you have.
Free event
Online

Friends of Antiquity 2024 Milns Visiting Scholar Lecture

5 May 2024 2:00pm4:00pm
Join UQ’s Friends of Antiquity for the 2024 Milns visiting scholar lecture, presented by Professor Canevaro, University of Edinburgh, titled ‘Greek subjective rights? Justice, legal discourse, and legal institutions’.
Ticket price: $10
Location: Room E302, Forgan Smith Building, St Lucia campus

Family fun day as part of the UQ Alumni Book Fair

4 May 2024 9:00am5:00pm
Saturday is family fun day at the UQ Alumni Book Fair, with free story time sessions, face painting and craft.
Free event
Location: UQ Centre, St Lucia campus

Gifts of friendship: rare books and manuscript treasures in the Fryer Library

3 May 2024 6:00pm7:00pm
Hear from Simon Farley, Fryer Librarian, about a selection of treasures held in the Fryer Library including beautiful, rare books and the manuscript papers of great Australian writers including David Malouf, Peter Carey, Thea Astley, and Oodgeroo Noonuccal.
Free event
Location: UQ Centre, St Lucia campus

How we remember tomorrow: reflections in music

3 May 2024 5:30pm6:30pm
This innovative event brings together the creative talents of UQ's composition and performance students in reflective and imaginative artistic dialogue with each other and with the evocative artworks featured in the UQ Art Museum’s current exhibition.
Free event
Location: UQ Art Museum, St Lucia campus

Spectrum

3 May 2024 11:00am5 May 2024 4:00pm
From classical to contemporary soundscapes, join us for a festival of music at UQ St Lucia. Culminating in a rare opportunity to hear Terry Riley’s pulsating minimalist masterpiece In C, alongside George Gershwin's beloved Rhapsody in Blue, the festival will feature diverse music from Mozart to the music of 2024.
Free event
St Lucia campus - various locations

UQ Alumni Book Fair

3 May 2024 9:00am6 May 2024 3:00pm
More than 110,000 books, magazines, vinyl records, DVDs and other pre-loved goodies will be available at this year’s UQ Alumni Book Fair, from as little as $1, helping us raise funds for UQ student scholarships and research.
Free event
Location: UQ Centre, St Lucia campus

UQ MBA information webinar

1 May 2024 12:00pm1:00pm
Are you ready to make your next career move? A UQ MBA may be just what you need to take the next step. Join one of our information events to explore how an MBA can help you reach your career goals.
In-person event now full - please register for the webinar.

Dine like a literary icon - Patina at Alumni Court

29 April 2024 11:00am3 May 2024 9:00pm
To mark the 2024 UQ Alumni Book Fair (3–6 May), we’re celebrating with the favourite foods of iconic writers, Ernest Hemingway and Emily Dickinson.
Available for lunch Monday 29 April and Tuesday 30 April.
Available for lunch and dinner from Wednesday 1 – Friday 3 May.

UQ Hockey Club: Red Roo Ball 2024

27 April 2024 6:00pm10:00pm
The 2024 ball promises to be an unforgettable event, with great food, music and a celebration of 100 years of Men's Hockey at UQHC. We encourage all members to include their partners for the evening's revelry. The Club looks forward to seeing current and past members at this milestone celebration.
Tickets: $165
Location: Rydges Hotel - South Bank

UQ MBA information event

18 April 2024 5:30pm7:30pm
Are you ready to make your next career move? A UQ MBA may be just what you need to take the next step. Join one of our information events to explore how an MBA can help you reach your career goals.
Free event
Location: UQ Brisbane City, 308 Queen Street

How to revive national competition policy: an attack on inflation and anaemic productivity

17 April 2024 4:00pm5:00pm
Join Peter Harris AO as he explores the role of competition regulation and the impact any reform could make on economic stability and growth.
Free event
Location: online

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