Regional Roadshow

Credit Adobe: Winton
Credit Adobe: Winton

As a university, we are driven by our passion for Queensland – its people, its landscape and its innovation.

In addition to the over 50,000 students currently enrolled at UQ, almost 60% of UQ’s 335,000+ global alumni community are based right here in Queensland.

UQ’s Regional Roadshow celebrates our students, staff, alumni and diverse partners across the state, and aims to strengthen relationships with leaders in education, government, and industry, alongside First Nations peoples and members of the local community.

Building on a legacy of regional engagement stretching back over 110 years, the program has visited 22 local destinations since 2021. Driven by The Queensland Commitment, we’re seeking out more ways UQ can foster the growth, health, and prosperity of communities across Queensland.

The schedule of UQ’s 2024 Regional Roadshow Schedule is included below.

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Warwick: Friday 8 March 2024
Sunshine Coast: Tuesday 19 March 2024
Rockhampton: Sunday 5 – Saturday 11 May
Longreach: Saturday 18 – Monday 20 May
Maryborough, Hervey Bay, Bundaberg and Gympie: Thursday 13 – Saturday 15 June
Chinchilla: Monday 15 July
Logan: Wednesday 24 July
Mount Isa and Cloncurry: Friday 9 – Sunday 11 August
Gatton: Thursday 29 August
Springfield: Tuesday 3 September
Toowoomba: Sunday 15 September
Gold Coast and Murwillumbah: Saturday 26 October
Beerwah: Saturday 16 November

Regional priorities in focus

Based on feedback from communities during past roadshows, we have developed seven key areas to focus on in supporting Queensland communities:

  • Community – The importance of locally-led community engagement, particularly with First Nations peoples, and a consistent presence in the regions.
  • Liveability – Health and transport infrastructure as well as access to community enrichment programs such as arts, culture and sports.
  • Research and innovation – The importance of collaboration between universities, industry, and government to accelerate local innovations.
  • Jobs and skills – Attracting and retaining talent in regions and addressing workforce shortages. This includes assessing the value and impact of student placements as well as the associated challenges (such as cost, accommodation, and work commitments). • Pathways – Role models and clear pathways into tertiary education for regional, remote, low SES, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and first-in-family students.
  • Sustainability – Energy transitions, addressing impacts of climate change, and learning from First Nations experiences. 
  • Visibility – Bringing focus to key local and regional issues.

Read our 2023 UQ Community Engagement Report

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