Events

Keep an eye out below for our evolving list of events. 
You can also be notified of upcoming events when you update your details.

Postgraduate study advice for alumni (online or in person)

1 September 2021 10:15am30 September 2021 6:00pm
This September, UQ's Future Students staff are setting aside September to help our alumni community take the next step in their academic and professional careers. Advice on your postgraduate pathway is available in a tailored, 1-on-1 session with a postgraduate advisor.
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Ventures ilab Accelerator 2022 information sessions (online)

14 September 2021 12:00pm13 October 2021 1:00pm
Join the Ventures ilab Accelerator 2022 information sessions and get your application in by 19 October.
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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 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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AustLit: 20 Years in 2021 - Special 20th Anniversary Digital Exhibition Launch (online)

27 September 2021 10:00am11:00am
AustLit invites researchers, teachers, librarians, students, and anyone who may have an anecdote, testament, or even ephemera that they would like to include in AustLit’s upcoming 20th anniversary digital exhibition to contribute.
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Dementia research at UQ webinar (online)

29 September 2021 12:00pm1:00pm
In Dementia Action Month 2021, join University of Queensland's researchers for a live webinar where they will discuss Dementia Research underway across UQ.

UQ Business, Economics and Law Alumni Drinks in NYC (in person)

30 September 2021 6:30pm8:30pm
You're invited to join UQ Business, Economics and Law Alumni Ambassadors in New York for social drinks this fall.

UQ ChangeMakers: The Science of Positivity (online)

6 October 2021 6:00pm7:15pm
Please join us for our next ChangeMakers event, where you can hear from expert UQ researchers and alumni as they explore the science of positivity and share tips for building resilience.

Founders Talks: Vanessa Murillo (in person)

7 October 2021 12:00pm1:00pm
Hear from inspirational founders from the greater UQ community as they share their unique entrepreneurship stories, key learnings and advice. All UQ students, staff and alumni are welcome to join.

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'.

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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.

Distinguished Speaker Series: Leymah Gbowee (online or in person)

23 September 2021 12:30pm2:00pm
Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Noble Peace Prize Laureate, will tell her incredible story in an exclusive webinar with the UQ community.
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Good and Evil: The internet, AI, law, ethics and trust (in person)

23 September 2021 12:00pm1:00pm
Join us for a conversation with academics from The University of Queensland as they explore the good and evil of digital technologies
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Educating the economists of tomorrow: challenges and approaches (online)

22 September 2021 4:00pm5:00pm
Economists continue to play an essential role in COVID-19 recovery and will help shape policy for the post-pandemic society. In a world with higher public spending and debt, coupled with more frequent shocks due to climate change, fiscal and monetary policies will become more important than ever.
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Opera at UQ: Puccini's Gianni Schicchi (in person)

19 September 2021 4:00pm5:00pm
Gianni Schicchi is a one-act romp through a classic sit-com scenario - "Who gets the inheritance?" - set against a ravishing palette of orchestral colour and vocal power. Appealing to both experienced and first-time operagoers, Schicchi will be performed in Italian with English surtitles.
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2021 Carolyn D. Baker Annual Memorial Lecture (in person)

17 September 2021 6:00pm8:00pm
Carolyn Baker was an Associate Professor in the School of Education at The University of Queensland. Associate Professor Baker, who passed away in 2003, is best remembered for her research and her excellent postgraduate supervision and teaching.
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Dots and Loops virtual concert (online)

15 September 2021 5:00pm6:00pm
Dots+Loops is Australia’s post-genre music and arts series, inclusively exploring the spaces in between a traditional classical concert, an underground club gig, and an experimental art show.
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2021 Virtual UQ Three Minute Thesis Final (online)

15 September 2021 5:00pm6:00pm
Eight finalists from across all UQ faculties and institutes, will come together to for an exciting and inspiring online 3MT viewing, Q&A, People's Choice vote and announcement of winners!

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’.
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Science in the outdoors: Birding (in person)

11 September 2021 6:30am10:00am
Join Queensland Chief Scientist and UQ Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow, Professor Hugh Possingham, as he leads you around his favourite birding spot. Partners and friends are very welcome.

Thought Leadership Webinar: Planting the seed – strategies reshaping business success within ecological limits (online)

9 September 2021 5:00pm6:00pm
Did you know Australia already overshot its ecological budget by 22 March 2021? This means we’ve consumed more ecological resources than the country can regenerate in a year.

UQ Presents: Ben van Beurden (online)

9 September 2021 5:00pm6:00pm
Ben van Beurden, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, one of the world’s largest companies, will participate in an exclusive Q&A webinar with the UQ community.

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.
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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.
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Climate risk and opportunity for business (in person and online)

7 September 2021 9:00am14 September 2021 5:00am
Combining both online and face-to-face learning, this course draws on thought leadership from The University of Queensland, Australian National University, and Oxford University to explore the impact of climate change on business and society. From evaluating risks and opportunities for your organisation to developing a climate risk management plan to minimise risk exposure, you’ll benefit from a comprehensive and forward-thinking approach.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sydney Virtual Connection (online)

2 September 2021 6:00pm7:00pm
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.

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.

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