Engaged studentsOne of the key drivers for The School of Agriculture and Food Sciences is to continually enhance the teaching and learning capabilities of the School.
 
We welcome innovative ideas from industry and individuals. Below are some examples of how you can engage with our students:

Industry Practice Work Experience

Students in certain programs within the School are required to undertake a minimum of two work placements to total 30 days during the course of their studies. The purpose of Industry Practice Work Experience is to provide students with opportunities to enhance their studies and to give them greater understanding of life after university. Practical work experience can also increase students' prospects of obtaining employment at the end of their studies. 
 
The programs with an Industry Practice Work Experience Requirement are:
  • Bachelor of Agribusiness
  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Agribusiness/Bachelor Applied Science
Further information can be found on the Industry Practice Work Experience webpage.
 
The programs with Industry Placements are:
  • Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours) (FOOD3009 or FOOD3030)
  • Masters of Food Science and Technology (FOOD7021)
For further information please refer to the published Course profiles or contact Melissa Fitzgerald.

Employment for students

The School of Agriculture and Food Sciences works with UQ Student Services to actively engage with industry and government to provide potential employers access to the wealth of high-level graduates. Research shows that in previous years there have been 800 graduates nation-wide to fill the 2000 new agricultural and food science positions available each year in Australia. This means that the School's students are in high demand.
 
UQ Student Services can provide employers with the following:
  • Free online advertising of jobs on UQ Career Hub (an Online Employment Service for students and alumni of UQ)
  • Career fairs and key events
  • On-campus presentations
  • Direct mail and email service
  • On-campus rooms to interview students free-of-charge
More information about the University’s employment services can be found at the UQ Student Advantage website.

Job opportunities currently available

Scholarships and Prizes

The School of Agricultural and Food Sciences held its inaugural Scholarship and Prize Award Ceremony on 19 May 2015. Look at news page to see more details.
 
There is currently over $5.6 million in scholarship funding available to students studying at UQ and over $1.9 million in scholarship funding available to students studying within the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences disciplines at UQ.

The aim of these scholarships is to encourage high-achieving students and provide support to students who otherwise may not be able to undertake or complete their studies.
 
A number of industry bodies and organisations choose to support our students undertaking studies in specific discipline areas. This greatly assists students to focus on their studies, while encouraging them to undertake studies in key industry areas and providing organisations with exposure to high-achieving students.
 
To view the wide range of scholarships currently on offer to our students please view the School's Scholarship page.
 
If you or your organisation is interested in discussing the establishment of a scholarship or prize for students within the School please contact:
 
Eleanor Fischer
Senior Engagement Officer – Alumni and External Relations
Faculty of Science 
The University of Queensland
T: +61 7 3365 4547
F: +61 7 3356 1613
E: e.fischer@uq.edu.au

Donations, Endowments and Bequests

Strengthening the University's position further to respond to the challenges of the 21st century requires ongoing and innovative partnerships with alumni and stakeholders to build support and advocacy for the University's mission.

The generous philanthropy of our alumni and community, whether through advocacy, service or financial contributions, provides invaluable support to the University and its goals of helping solve local and global issues of scale and impact to diverse people, groups and communities.

Some of the ways in which funding has been used include:

  • Providing scholarships to high-achieving students 
  • Providing scholarships to students who otherwise would not have been able to undertake their studies 
  • Enabling our researchers to undertake revolutionary research that provides solutions to major global issues 
  • Providing state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities to ensure out students receive the best possible education

For more information please view the Giving to UQ page.

If you would like to further discuss making a contribution specifically to the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences for scholarships, research or other initiatives please contact:

Julia Keith
Advancement Manager
Faculty of Science
The University of Queensland

j.keith2@uq.edu.au
+61 7 3365 3357 (53357)

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