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. Featured artists understand the watery spaces of our planet as ancestral archives: sources of knowledge that carry stories and cultural practices.

Explore UQ’s green events

14 February 2024 12:00pm31 March 2024 4:00pm
Explore new sustainability projects at upcoming events run by UQ Sustainability, including the first Repair Café and Suitcase Rummage of the year and some awesome gardening workshops. Learn about composting, seed saving, permaculture and more.

How to apply for a Higher Degrees by Research Program at UQ (online)

26 February 2024 5:00pm6:30pm
Join our interactive webinar to hear from students and academics about the benefits of Higher Degrees by Research (HDR), discover why so many research students choose UQ, and learn how to apply.

2024 Live at UQ concert series: Courtenay Cleary and Alex Raineri (in person and online)

29 February 2024 1:00pm2:00pm
In reflecting the School's role in the broader South-East Queensland community, we have designed a diverse and exciting program. With established international and national artists performing, as well as our own emerging student artists, this year is set to be a vibrant, creative, and energetic time at the UQ School of Music.

Global Connections: March 2024

2 March 2024 1:30pm22 March 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.

BrisScience: finding and conserving Australia's most elusive birds (in person and online)

4 March 2024 6:30pm7:30pm
Professor Watson is now using citizen science data to find which bird species are the least well-known and need urgent attention. Join us at our first BrisScience for 2024, as he reveals Australia's top 10 least-known birds and the science and conservation efforts being undertaken to save them.

Public lecture: emotionography and the case of 'mixed emotion'

5 March 2024 4:30pm5:30pm
Join Jonathan Potter and Alexa Hepburn as they delve into Emotionography, a ground-breaking approach to studying emotion in real-time interactions. Explore its applications and contrast with traditional research methods. Experience a paradigm shift in understanding human emotions. Location: Sir Llew Edwards Building 14, Room 132

Weddding showcase – 'The One' at UQ's Customs House

5 March 2024 5:30pm7:30pm
Explore the trends in flowers, styling, cuisine and more. Brisbane’s best wedding suppliers will be in attendance. RSVP today for your chance to win $8,000 in vouchers* from Customs House and our amazing wedding suppliers, towards your dream Wedding Reception for 2024 or 2025 at Customs House.

3T Event: the future of personalised medicine

13 March 2024 10:00am12:45pm
Join Professor Alan Rowan, Institute Director, AIBN, as he explains what AIBN is doing in personalised medicine and then take a behind-the-scenes tour of the labs and meet some of the researchers making it happen.

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22 February 2024 1:00pm2:00pm
The University of Queensland School of Music is proud to present our Concert Series for 2024. With established international and national artists performing, as well as our own emerging student artists, this year is set to be a vibrant, creative, and energetic time at the UQ School of Music.

School of Music: research seminar series – Helena Burns

19 February 2024 4:00pm5:00pm
The seminar series showcases the work of our higher degree by research candidates and provides valuable professional development opportunities for undergraduate and coursework students who are interested in research. Visiting scholars are regularly invited to address staff and students, and the seminars are open to the public. Location: Nickson Room, St Lucia campus

Year 9 and 10: Science and Engineering Challenge 2024

6 February 2024 9:00am8 February 2024 2:30pm
The Science and Engineering Challenge, run in parnership with The University of Newcastle, helps Year 9 and 10 students to foster their interest in STEM, with the hope that more students will consider future careers in these areas. Venue: Union Road, St Lucia, The UQ Centre

Ventures Empower

5 February 2024 3:45pm19 February 2024 4:00pm
Applications are now open for our transformative 9-week experience to accelerate your startup. Join a cohort of inspiring founders and get the support, knowledge, and confidence you need to reach your business goals.

Friends of Antiquity Sunday Series: Heyworth-Smith Memorial Lecture

4 February 2024 2:00pm4:00pm
Join UQ’s Friends of Antiquity at the 2024 Adrian Heyworth-Smith Memorial Lecture, ‘The rule of law in Ancient Rome’, presented by Dr Eleanor Cowan, Lecturer in Roman History, The University of Sydney. Location: Room E302, Forgan Smith Building, UQ St Lucia

Ellen van Neerven in conversation at Midsumma Festival (UQP event: in person)

3 February 2024 1:00pm3:00pm
Join Ellen van Neerven in conversation with Kim Kruger as they discuss Personal Score at The Midsumma Festival 2024.

Diploma in Languages information session (in person and online)

24 January 2024 11:00am12:00pm
Set yourself up for a global career and find out how you can study a Diploma in Languages alongside your undergraduate degree.

Double reed discovery day

21 January 2024 10:00am4:00pm
Unleash your passion for double reed instruments at our immersive Discovery Day! Tailored for students (AMEB Grade 4+), this event showcases expertise from renowned professionals Nicole Tait (Principal Bassoon, QSO), Dr. Eve Newsome (Oboe Performance and Pedagogy), Huw Jones (Principal Oboe, QSO) and Patrick Nolan (Director of Woodwinds and Brass, UQ).

Flute discovery day

19 January 2024 10:00am4:00pm
Unleash your passion for flute at our immersive Discovery Day! Tailored for students (AMEB Grade 6+), this event showcases expertise from renowned flautist Patrick Nolan (Director of Woodwinds and Brass, UQ) and Monash Lal (flautist and composer).

Discover postgraduate Museum Studies (online)

17 January 2024 5:00pm6:00pm
If you are passionate about art, culture, and history, then UQ’s Master of Museum Studies will prepare you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the Gallery, Library, Archive and Museum Sector better known as the GLAM sector.

Why we need minerals to save our world: TEDxUQ by Daniel Franks

3 January 2024 11:00am
Daniel's work on the interconnection between minerals, materials and sustainable development is internationally recognised, and shows that there is more to the story of mining than we typically see.

Discover postgraduate Social Work (online)

13 December 2023 5:00pm6:00pm
Join staff from our Master of Social Work (Qualifying) and get all the information you need to start your career as a social worker. Hear about what and how you’ll learn, as well as the outstanding employment outcomes on offer.

Discover postgraduate Nursing Studies (online)

11 December 2023 5:00pm6:00pm
Join staff from our Master of Nursing Studies program and get all the information you need to start your career as a registered nurse.

UQ Melbourne Connections

7 December 2023 6:00pm8:00pm
Join us for the final Global Connections in Melbourne for the year. Simply register, buy your own drinks and enjoy the opportunity to meet with alumni in your city. This event is hosted by alumni, for alumni.

2023 Gatton Back to College Weekend (in person)

1 December 2023 9:00am3 December 2023 5:00pm
The Gatton Back to College Weekend will be held from Friday 1 December to Sunday 3 December, hosted by the UQ Gatton Past Students Association.

Strategic doing practitioner training

30 November 2023 9:00am5:00pm
Are you a leader looking to create and develop impactful strategies? UQ Ventures in partnership with Strategic Doing is hosting a one-day Strategic Doing Practitioner Training course. The course will give you the knowledge and tools to tackle your biggest problems by mastering the management of complex collaborations, open innovation, and ecosystems. Location: St Lucia campus

International Symposium on Green Transformation of Carbon Dioxide (ISGTCO2)

29 November 2023 9:00am1 December 2023 5:00pm
Under the theme, Cooperating on a global opportunity, the ISGTCO2 Symposium brings together a critical mass of expertise to tackle the world’s biggest challenge – carbon dioxide. Hotel Grand Chancellor, Brisbane

Ventures Empower pitch night

28 November 2023 5:30pm8:30pm
UQ’s startup gender diverse and women entrepreneurs will present their cutting-edge innovations - from social entrepreneurs to trailblazers in health, cold-brew beverages, decomposable packaging, and more. Location: Long Room, Customs House

Climate politics on the brink of catastrophe (in person)

28 November 2023 5:00pm6:00pm
With the climate crisis with us and effects certain to worsen, this roundtable brings together some of UQ’s leading researchers on the politics of climate change and policies in response to it. Location: Global Change Institute, St Lucia

An unexpected barrier to political candidacy? Gender, discouragement, and candidate persistence – online

28 November 2023 4:00pm5:00pm
Did you know that a simple rule can have a huge impact on women's political participation? In many democracies, candidates have to pay a deposit to run for office, which they lose if they don't get enough votes.

Freedom of expression on the internet and democracy (in person)

27 November 2023 5:30pm8:00pm
Freedom of expression is one of the most important values of democracy. It is a necessary precondition for the democratic choices of a nation’s citizens. In this public lecture, the Honourable Dr Egils Levits will address the limits of freedom of expression, drawing on different legal traditions in Europe and the United States. Location: Banco Court, The Supreme Court of Queensland, 415 George Street Brisbane City

Multimodal politeness: voice, gesture, embodiment (in person)

27 November 2023 4:00pm5:00pm
Join the School of Languages and Cultures for a captivating lecture on the intricate world of politeness. Associate Professor Lucien Brown will delve into the fascinating realm of vocal and embodied aspects of politeness, exploring various languages. Discover how politeness is conveyed through diverse modalities.

Friends of Antiquity Christmas luncheon

25 November 2023 12:00pm3:00pm
This much-anticipated annual celebration is a chance to gather and reflect on another year of activities – and to thank you for your ongoing support of Classics and Ancient History at UQ. Location: Chislehurst Room, The Women's College, College Road, UQ St Lucia

"A Hall for All" with author Emeritus Professor Peter Roennfeldt

25 November 2023 11:00am1:00pm
The University of Queensland’s Mayne Hall served as a much-loved centre for performances, graduations, community and university life for decades following its opening in 1973. Join us as we celebrate the publication of A Hall for All, a lively history of this iconic building, which remains a hub of connection and community on UQ's St Lucia campus today as the home of UQ Art Museum.

Doctor Who’s 60th Anniversary Symposium (in person)

24 November 2023 9:00am1:00pm
Join the Centre for Critical and Creative Writing and fans from Australia and around the world at UQ on Friday 24 November to celebrate Doctor Who’s 60th anniversary with short and exciting papers exploring renewal, recovery, regeneration, and reinvention. Location: Room 101, ModWest Building (11A), St Lucia campus, UQ

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