Events

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Getting deep into sleep: free event

14 March 2024 6:00pm8:00pm
Sleep. We can't live or learn without it, but how much do we know about what's happening in our brains while we snooze? In Brain Awareness Week 2024 and on the eve of World Sleep Day, join us for an engaging evening with our scientific panel.

Friends of Antiquity: Ancient History Day

16 March 2024 9:00am4:00pm
Join UQ's Friends of Antiquity and the UQ School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry for the 29th annual Ancient History Day, exploring the theme of heroes and anti-heroes. Location: Abel Smith Lecture Theatre, UQ St Lucia

308 Queen Street building and history tour

19 March 2024 12:00pm19 November 2024 2:45pm
Join UQ alum Dr Keith Treschman (BSc '71, 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.

World Science Festival Brisbane Robowars alumni family day out - SOLD OUT

23 March 2024 9:00am11:30am
Kick-start your weekend with the whole family at the World Science Festival Brisbane Robowars alumni family day out.

UQ ChangeMakers: how to be a (better) leader

3 April 2024 6:00pm7:00pm
Ever wondered what it takes to make it as a leader – and how to do it well? With the tides shifting towards purpose over profit, sustainable growth, diversity and increased accountability, it has never been more important – or more challenging – to nail the task of leadership.

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. Location: Rydges Hotel - South Bank

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.

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.

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!

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.

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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

2023 Annual Nesbit Lecture (in person)

23 November 2023 6:30pm8:30pm
What can a humble knot have to do with applications in chemistry and medicine that impacts us today? Join us and learn about the mighty knot. Location: Long Room, Customs House

Data for executive decision making: 2-day course

23 November 2023 9:00am24 November 2023 5:00pm
Enhance your executive decision-making skills by learning how to leverage and communicate data-driven insights.

Discover postgraduate International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies (online)

22 November 2023 5:00pm6:00pm
Join staff from our School of Political Science and International Studies as they highlight their flagship programs and take questions from you. Now’s the time to make a change or boost your career.

Discover postgraduate Governance and Public Policy (online)

20 November 2023 5:00pm6:00pm
Join staff from our School of Political Science and International Studies as they highlight their flagship programs and take questions from you. Now’s the time to make a change or boost your career.

Competing in the age of digital disruption: 2-day course

18 November 2023 9:00am19 November 2023 5:00pm
To remain competitive and unlock growth opportunities, organisations must embrace digital transformation.

Innovative problem solving: 2-day course

17 November 2023 9:00am24 November 2023 5:00pm
Learn how to apply Design Thinking methodology to address your business's challenges in this 2-day course held on 17 and 24 November.

2023 Richard Cooper Memorial Lecture (in person and online)

16 November 2023 5:30pm7:30pm
The TC Beirne School of Law and the Federal Court of Australia, invite you to the 2023 Richard Cooper Memorial Lecture. The lecture will be held in person in Brisbane's CBD while simultaneously live-streamed for those out of state. Location: Banco Court, Brisbane

Chamberlain Public Lecture for Social Justice (in person)

16 November 2023 5:30pm7:30pm
The second annual Chamberlain Public Lecture for Social Justice will feature keynote speaker Professor Cathy Humphreys discussing the topic of "Being an Academic Activist: Creating a better world through research". Location: Global Change Institute, UQ St Lucia campus

Cheese and chats at The Atrium: nature's pharmacy unveiled

16 November 2023 5:00pm7:00pm
Join us for the next Cheese and Chats event, where UQ experts will share their bold vision for addressing global health challenges using nature, engineering plants for sustainable medicine production and using venom to combat pain.

Startup World Cup: Australia regional competition

15 November 2023 5:00pm7:00pm
Join UQ for Startup World Cup: Australia regional competition. Hear live pitches from innovative startups and founders across Australia at UQ's St Lucia campus. Location: Sir Llew Edwards Building, St Lucia campus.

Discover postgraduate cyber security (online)

15 November 2023 5:00pm6:00pm
Come along to get all the information you need to kick start your career in Australia growing cyber security industry. This short webinar will be delivered by staff from across our interdisciplinary program, so there's no better time to ask any questions that you may have.

Master of Finance and Investment Management information event (in person)

14 November 2023 5:30pm7:30pm
Collaborate with leading industry experts to enhance your career in the field of finance and investment management. Join us to learn more about this new, 1-year accelerated master’s degree. Location: UQ Brisbane City, 308 Queen Street

Ultramarine Conversations: an uprising built on love (in person)

9 November 2023 5:30pm7:00pm
Mare Amoris | Sea of Love embraces love as an uprising: an active force with which to mobilise, organise, and create room for radical expressions of care beyond capital. Location: UQ Art Museum

Master of Business Analytics information webinar

8 November 2023 6:00pm6:45pm
Join us to learn how the UQ Master of Business Analytics can help you future-proof your career. The webinar will be presented by Program Professor, Dr Ping Wang. Get a taste of what it's like to study this program with an exclusive classroom taster on ESG presented by Associate Professor Jacquelyn Humphrey.

Jian Zhou Memorial Oration 2023

8 November 2023 5:30pm8:00pm
Join colleagues from the medical sector at this year's prestigious Jian Zhou Memorial Oration, where keynote speaker Professor Ranjeny Thomas AM will share her profound career in the study of autoimmune disease, including her world leading research into rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Location: Auditorium, Translational Research Institute, Woolloongabba

Melbourne Cup lunch at Patina Restaurant Customs House

7 November 2023 12:00pm3:00pm
Melbourne Cup Lunch with beverage package at Patina Restaurant Customs House.

UQ global alumni and community symposium

6 November 2023 6:00pm7:15pm
Join us online for a special update from UQ Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Deborah Terry AO, on UQ’s recent achievements and future aspirations.

Friends of Antiquity RD Milns Memorial Lecture

5 November 2023 2:00pm4:00pm
Join us for the 2023 RD Milns Memorial Lecture, presented by Major General Professor John Pearn AO RFD. Location: Room E302, Forgan Smith Building, UQ St Lucia

UQ Blues Awards Dinner 2023

3 November 2023 6:30pm10:00pm
UQ Sport invites you to join us as we recognise the outstanding sporting achievements of our past and present student-athletes at the annual UQ Blues Awards Dinner. We are pleased to welcome 4-time Olympian Leisel Jones OAM, as the event’s guest speaker. Location: Customs House

UQ Talks: It’s not too late to save the planet – here’s how (online)

2 November 2023 6:00pm7:00pm
In the lead-up to the make-or-break COP28 summit in November, UQ Talks brings together experts in the critical mining and agriculture industries to explain how this global transformation is tracking, and why we shouldn’t lose hope yet.

UQ Rugby Benefit in New York City

2 November 2023 6:00pm9:30pm
This year's event is timed conveniently a few days just after the completion of the Rugby World Club final in Paris, and we're celebrating all things Rugby World Cup. If you're travelling to Paris for the World Cup, why not break up your journey home and stop by New York?

Master your career expo

2 November 2023 4:00pm7:00pm
Discover UQ’s variety of postgraduate study options. Join us at our St Lucia campus for an evening of food, fun, and further study. We’ll have staff representing our postgraduate programs there to chat with you, and so much more!

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