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.

Superworms could help solve our plastic waste crisis (in person)

4 July 2022 6:30pm7:30pm
At this month's BrisScience, UQ's Dr Christian Rinke will explore how this research could lead to large-scale biological recycling, through enzymatic or microbial degradation, in recycling plants around the globe.
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21st UQ Rugby Annual Test Lunch

8 July 2022 12:00pm4:30pm
Come and join us for the 21st UQ Rugby Annual Test Lunch on the eve of the Wallabies v England rugby test at Suncorp Stadium.

Digital Cultures and Societies Launch

28 July 2022 4:00pm7:00pm
Join us for the launch of Digital Cultures and Societies at UQ with a public talk from Professor Frank Pasquale from the Brooklyn Law School who is an expert on the law of AI, algorithms, and machine learning.

Global Leadership Series: Brisbane's Olympic decade

28 July 2022 6:00pm8:00pm
2022 marks the beginning of Brisbane’s Olympic decade – in 10 years, our ‘big country town’ will be thrust onto the world stage for the 2032 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Join us for this special evening at The Gabba, future site of the 2032 Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
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UQ Commerce alumni celebration (in person)

6 August 2022 5:00pm9:00pm
It’s time to get together to reconnect, reminisce and celebrate!
Join us at UQ St Lucia Campus on Saturday 6 August to celebrate and reconnect with fellow Bachelor of Commerce alumni.

Back to UQ 2022 (in person)

7 August 2022 10:00am5:00pm
Save the date - Back to UQ, our homecoming day for all alumni, will take place on Sunday 7 August.
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Bridge to Brisbane 2022

28 August 2022 6:00am12:00pm
Lace up your runners to support QBI in either the 4.5km or 10km race, all whilst raising funds for critical brain research.

Party with a purpose 2022

26 November 2022 7:00pm11:00pm
Party with a purpose is back for 2022. Whether your 'purpose' is to support the cause, catch up with friends and old classmates, meet new people, or hit the dance floor, we can't wait to see you there!

Gatton Back to College Weekend (in person)

2 December 2022 2:30pm4 December 2022 5:00pm
The Gatton Back to College Weekend will be held from Friday 2 December to Sunday 4 December, hosted by the UQ Gatton Past Students Association.

Friends of Antiquity Sunday Series: Translating Homer (Cancelled)

3 July 2022 2:00pm4:00pm
Join us in person for the July Sunday Series Event titled: Translating Homer, presented by Emeritus Professor Barry Nurcombe. The in-person event will be held at The University of Queensland Forgan Smith Building, followed by afternoon tea.

Celebrating 125 years of Gatton (in person)

2 July 2022 9:30am3:00pm
2022 marks 125 years of our Gatton campus, and we’re celebrating this historic milestone by inviting all UQ and Gatton alumni and of course, the local community, back to campus! The festivities will include campus tours, talks, live music, fun activities for the kids, as well as a long-table lunch on the Central Walkway.

Maths, AI and intuition

30 June 2022 6:00pm7:00pm
Delve into the surprising ways that artificial intelligence can enhance our human intuition with esteemed Australian mathematician Professor Geordie Williamson.

Frontier Forum: the health data revolution (online)

30 June 2022 6:00pm7:00pm
Gone is the era of the locked hospital file cabinet – digital advances are rapidly democratising health data and transforming the way we interact with the medical industry. Join our expert Frontier Forum panellists for a deep-dive on the health data revolution.

Master of Leadership in Service Innovation information webinar (online)

23 June 2022 6:00pm6:45pm
Join us to learn how the UQ Master of Leadership in Service Innovation is designed to help you develop the leadership skills, insight and confidence required to innovate, adapt and face emerging business challenges head-on. The webinar will be presented by our Program Leader, Associate Professor David Solnet.
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Global Development Dialogue Series: strengthening partnerships with the Pacific (online)

22 June 2022 1:00pm3:45pm
On the heels of a China-Solomon Islands security alliance, we approach this dialogue series with a broad but crucial question: How can Australian education providers strengthen relationships with the Pacific Islands region to engage in genuine partnership?

Master of Business Analytics information webinar (online)

21 June 2022 6:00pm6:45pm
Join us to learn how the UQ's Master of Business Analytics can help you future-proof your career. The webinar will be presented by Program Leader, Dr Ida Someh.

Striking a balance - hybrid workplaces and sustaining your energy (online)

16 June 2022 6:00pm7:30pm
This panel session will be followed by virtual networking, where you can engage directly with the panellists and other audience members on strategies to find your joy at work.

Ventures Curiosity PhD

16 June 2022 10:00am11:00pm
Applications for Ventures Curiosity PhD are now open to all UQ PhD candidates and early career researchers.

Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation information webinar

15 June 2022 6:00pm6:45pm
Join us to learn how the UQ's Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation can help you future-proof your career. The webinar will be presented by our program leader, Dr Frederik Von Briel.
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Global Leadership Series: how do we house every Australian? (in person)

9 June 2022 6:00pm8:00pm
Join a panel of experts as they share their research into this growing crisis, its impact on the most vulnerable Australians, and how we can move toward a future where all Australians enjoy the security of a stable home.
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Get Finance Fit: tax time (online)

9 June 2022 6:00pm7:00pm
Are you completely overwhelmed with your tax return or just want to just to be prepared for the end of financial year madness? Join our expert panel for tips on the top deductions to claim including work from home, tax-wise investments, and joining the dots between taxes and Superannuation. This event will be run as a Q&A session so it is the perfect place to get all of your tax questions answered.

3T Event: Are nanomaterials the solution for clean energy? (in person)

8 June 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Join us for morning tea with fellow UQ alumni, and hear from renewable energy expert, Professor Lianzhou Wang as he shares how UQ research is harnessing the energy from the sun and utilising long-lasting lithium-ion batteries in ways never seen before.

Friends of Antiquity Sunday Series – Corinth and Athens Excavations Documentary: Triumph over Time (1947) (in person)

5 June 2022 2:00pm4:00pm
Join us in person or online for the June Sunday Series event titled: 'Corinth and Athens Excavations Documentary: Triumph over Time (1947)', presented by Dr Amelia Brown and the Annual General Meeting (in person only). The in-person event will be held at The University of Queensland Forgan Smith Building, followed by afternoon tea.

World Environment Day

5 June 2022 9:00am5:00pm
Join the 2022 World Environment Day celebrations. This year's theme is "Only One Earth" with a focus on "Living Sustainably in Harmony with Nature. UQ Sustainability have a range of activities, events and resources to help you get involved!

2022 Historical and Philosophical Inquiry Annual Lecture (in person)

1 June 2022 5:30pm6:30pm
The turn of the twenty-first century was characterised by “Spiritual Revolution”, with claims that interest in New Age spirituality was eclipsing religion and would continue to do so in the future.
Image credit: Registrars carefully hang Gordon Hookey's "Dundalli Banner" (2021) in the Alumni Friends of UQ Collection Study Room Photo: Josef Ruckli.

National Reconciliation Week: First Nations artists in the UQ Art Museum

31 May 2022 9:00am2 June 2022 5:00pm
For National Reconciliation Week UQ Art Museum invites staff, students and members of the public to the Alumni Friends of UQ Collection Studies Room to spend time with important Collection works by First Nations artists. Image credit: Registrars carefully hang Gordon Hookey's "Dundalli Banner" (2021) in the Alumni Friends of UQ Collection Study Room Photo: Josef Ruckli.

Reunion in Rockhampton for alumni of Gatton campus – save the date

29 May 2022 11:30am2:00pm
Save the date. More infomation on this event will be added soon...
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2022 QBI Lexus Alzheimer's Gala (in person)

27 May 2022 6:30pm10:30pm
The 2022 QBI Lexus Alzheimer's Gala, generously supported by Lexus of Brisbane Group, is a fun night of food, dancing and entertainment in support of dementia research at QBI.

National Reconciliation Week at UQ (online and in person)

27 May 2022 9:30am3 June 2022 5:30pm
UQ will be holding a number of events and activations throughout this week to commemorate National Reconciliation Week. Explore our online and on-campus program.
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The next generation: How climate change and pandemics are shaping our children’s future (in person)

26 May 2022 5:30pm8:30pm
Join our panel of experts as they discuss the role that disruptive events, such as climate change and pandemics have in affecting a child’s mental health and wellbeing.
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Ignite Innovation Showcase (online)

25 May 2022 6:00pm8:00pm
Join us for the Ignite Innovation Showcase to hear from three inspiring scientists, as they passionately pitch their cutting-edge ideas to an audience of philanthropists, investors, fellow researchers and more. Hear how they intend to set the research world on fire with their game-changing and life-saving ideas.

Interested in being an entrepreneur? Boom or bust! (in person)

24 May 2022 5:45pm8:00pm
Have you been thinking about starting a business or wanting to monetise a passion project? Join us for a practical session on business 101 and a panel discussion with UQ alumni business owners.
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UQ Laureate Future Forum 2022 (in person)

23 May 2022 5:30pm8:30pm
Join us to hear from Professor Hugh Possingham, Queensland Chief Scientist, present on five reasons why environmentalists and scientists annoy me, even though I am one.

UQ and Biodiversity (in person)

20 May 2022 10:00am11:00am
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about UQ’s plants and animals and how they are managed, from the most knowledgeable person on the matter!

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