Events

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Join Team UQ at Bridge to Brisbane (B2B)

8 September 2024 6:00am5:00pm
Entries for Bridge to Brisbane are now open and we hope you’ll consider lacing up your runners to support UQ in the race.

UQ MBA Golden Gala

17 October 2024 6:00pm10:00pm
2024 marks an important milestone for our prestigious MBA program, which wouldn’t have been possible without the contributions of our students, staff, alumni, industry partners and donors.

UQ Rugby Benefit in London

8 November 2024 6:30pm10:30pm
Mark your calendars for Friday 8 November! UQ's premier event of the year, the UQ Rugby Benefit is moving to London in 2024!
Location: Drapers Hall, Throgmorton Avenue, London EC2N 2AN

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ilab Accelerator Pitch Night

21 March 2024 5:30pm9:00pm
Join UQ Ventures at The Princess Theatre for ilab Accelerator Pitch Night, Thursday 21 March, where UQ’s startup entrepreneurs will present their cutting-edge innovations – from AI-driven platforms and digital cameras to the future of the electrical grid.

Nonsemble (in person)

21 March 2024 1:00pm2:00pm
Nonsemble's performance of "Go Seigen vs. Fujisawa Kuranosuke" by Chris Perren translates a 1953 Go game into a musical journey, showcasing strategic depth and innovation. Location: Nickson Room, UQ School of Music

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
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UQ Alumni Book Fair bookmark design competition

15 March 2024 8:00am2 April 2024 5:00pm
Enter an artwork inspired by your favourite book for the chance to have your design printed on the 2024 UQ Alumni Book Fair bookmark! Three designs will be selected for the official UQ Book Fair bookmarks, with the talented young artists receiving a $30 voucher to use at the UQ Alumni Book Fair.

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.

Keys to Vienna (in person)

14 March 2024 1:00pm2:00pm
Keys to Vienna" showcases keyboard pieces by Schubert, Beethoven, and Brahms, highlighting Vienna's 19th-century musical heritage. Location: Nickson Room, UQ School of Music

Secret Social

13 March 2024 6:00pm9:00pm
We're kicking off our 2024 young alumni programs with social drinks at one of Brisbane's famous secret-entry bars. The entry instructions are classified – register to receive your special instructions before the event.

3T Event: the future of personalised medicine (talk only)

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.

The Word for World is Ocean

7 March 2024 6:00pm16 May 2024 8:00pm
As part of our multi-year research and programming arc Blue Assembly, join The Word for World is Ocean Reading Circle led by Dr Bronwyn Bailey-Chateris. Free event
Location: online and (last session) UQ Art Museum, St Lucia campus

Responding to the Myanmar crisis: lessons in human rights advocacy and Thailand’s humanitarian initiative (in person)

7 March 2024 5:15pm7:30pm
Join the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect to listen to 3 leading experts who will answer questions about efforts to advance peace, human rights protection and atrocity prevention, and the delivery of humanitarian assistance to affected communities in Myanmar. Location: Viewpoint, Building 33, UQ St Lucia

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.

Public lecture: emotionography and the case of 'mixed emotion' (in person)

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

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.

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.

Momentum Accelerator: applications close 15 March

28 February 2024 2:15pm15 March 2024 6:00pm
Propel your digital, hybrid Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) or full SaaS business into rapid growth with UQ’s new Momentum Accelerator. Throughout our 15-week program, each qualifying business receives expert guidance to enhance business skills, grow networks, and boost scaling plans to help participants prepare for significant fundraising. Applications close 15 March.

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.

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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

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.

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

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.

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