Webinars

UQ Alumni Webinar

Future of rugby

Rugby Union, like most sports, has been revealed as very vulnerable during COVID-19. So, where is rugby headed and how can we future proof the sport?

Hear from experts during a 'Future of Rugby' panel discussion where we will explore everything from the strong performance of grassroots rugby to competing on an international stage.

 

UQ Giving Day Webinar

UQ's response to COVID-19

This event took place on UQ Giving Day 2020 on Wednesday 21 October. In this webinar, we ventured behind the scenes of UQ’s COVID-19 vaccine team, to learn more about the development of this promising vaccine candidate and the next steps towards manufacturing.

We also explored how our global community of ChangeMakers have stepped in to support UQ’s research and community outreach during the pandemic – from mental health intervention, to providing meals, emergency accommodation and financial grants to the most needy.

ChangeMaker Webinar

UQ ChangeMakers: How can you join Australian leaders fighting the sustainability crisis?

Around the world, we’re seeing the increasing incidence of extreme weather events and natural disasters as the impact of our changing climate becomes more apparent.

However, the research is in – and there are solutions to these challenges. We just need to be brave enough to take them on.

A new global economy – are we entering a new industrial revolution? webinar 

Hear from UQ’s new Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Deborah Terry AO and special guests, successful businessman and newly appointed member of Australia’s National COVID-19 Commission, Mr Andrew N. Liveris AO, and CEO of UniQuest, Dr Dean Moss.

 

Young Alumni Webinars 

Get Finance Fit: COVID-19 + Investment

Thinking about investing during COVID-19? Is it a right time to buy your first property? What about investing in shares or changing your super strategies? With the current economic outlook, how should you navigate through these uncertainties to make the right investment moves? Is it possible to diversify your investment portfolio and maintain a healthy wealth management profile during an economic downturn? Hear from three personal finance experts Effie Zahos, Professor Shaun Bond and Andrew Courtney.

2020 Mentoring for career success webinar

Have you ever wished you had someone to bounce an idea about work? A mentor to coach you through a salary negotiation, seek advice on your CV or to help navigate the next step of your career as a young professional? Join us in this one-hour webinar where you will hear from UQ mentoring experts.

 

Get Finance Fit: COVID-19 + Tax? webinar

The workshop included, personal tax hacks – tips on how to maximise your return, with a focus on what you can claim back from your WFH arrangements, record keeping – making tax time easy, business tax hacks - tips on how to maximise business related expenses through GST and depreciation, Q&A session with Nathan Watt.

 

COVID-19 + Career : How to stay relevant during uncertain times? webinar 

Is the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting your career plans? How can you remain relevant at your workplace and what skills should you focus on to adapt to the new normal? Is it the right time for a career change?


 

5 tips to help your finances survive during COVID-19 webinar

While everyone is trying to flatten the curve to combat COVID-19, what steps are you taking to try to stay ahead of your financial curve? And what smart money moves should you be making now that could serve you well into the future?

 

 

Slaiman and Kate's top tips to boost your social media presence webinar

YouTube sensation Slaiman and Kate from ‘Whealth by Slaiman’ gained 2 million subscribers while studying Law/Pharmacy at UQ. Slaiman and Kate share quick tips of how you can boost your social media presence effectively. 

 

UQ Future Leaders Webinar 

UQ Future Leaders critical thinking webinar

Listen to UQ's critical thinking expert, Dr Peter Ellerton from the comfort of your own home or office. In this one hour session, Dr Peter Ellerton shared how you can use the power of critical thinking to tackle difficult topics such as climate change denial and COVID-19.

This webinar was proudly hosted by four Young Alumni Advisory Board members Avrithi, Eka, Caty and Tim.

Global Leadership Series Webinars 

Global Leadership Series – US Election: Trump vs Biden

The election of Donald Trump to arguably the most powerful presidency in the world sent shockwaves through the global community. While many rejoiced his challenging of the global order from NATO to China, others feared he lacked the temperament and judgment to lead the US on the world stage.

 

Global Leadership Series webinar: Fight or flight: Managing anxiety in changing times

We all have smoke detector alarms built in. Rather than a loud beep, we feel a tenseness in the body, a racing heart, a quickening of the breath – the collective of these symptoms is known as anxiety. Anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions in Australia, with one in four people experiencing it at some stage in their life.

 

Global Leadership Series webinar: What to expect from a trans-Tasman travel bubble

After months of isolation and economic strain, pressure is mounting to create a trans-Tasman tourism bubble. As many people gear up to book their first holiday or family visit across the Tasman, others are more concerned about the potential risks that travel between Australia and New Zealand could create. In this webinar, our expert panel will discuss the likelihood and logistics of a trans-Tasman travel bubble, and the risks and benefits it would bring to both Australia and New Zealand.
 

Global Leadership Series webinar: Good enough to eat?

GM crops are currently grown on almost 200 million hectares in 25 different countries. This presentation by Professor Ian Godwin will focus on the benefits and risks associated with these crops, and outline some of the exciting new breeding technologies. 



 

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Global Leadership Series webinar: Creativity in the time of COVID-19

In the midst of a global pandemic and upheaval that comes with it, creative pursuits can be bogged down by uncertainty, anxiety and isolation. How can one write about the world when it looks so different than it did a few months ago? UQ’s panel of authors and experts will draw upon their own experience to discuss how to continue one’s creative journey during times of disruption.

 

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