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Aug 18, 2011

The Network - News from the UQ marketing and communications network

QR Codes de-coded

QR Codes, you may have heard about them but what do they actually do? They are effectively a barcode that can be interpreted by a camera-enabled smartphone or tablet via an application- saving the user from typing in the URL. OMC has begun using QR codes in UQ News to link text stories to their UQ News TV episodes. Once the reader has installed a QR code reading app (there are many free options available) they can simply wave the device over the code and the video will begin playing.


UQ celebrates National Science Week

National Science Week aims to highlight Australia's talents and achievements in science, engineering, technology and innovation. There are a range of great events and activities happening right across the nation. The Schools within UQ's Faculty of Science have organised a number of free presentations from international guest speakers. The event runs until Sunday 21 August. Find out more about UQ's National Science Week.



Discover more at UQ News TV


Email and Letter Writing Etiquette
September 8

Media Awareness Training
September 22

Inaugural Marketing and Communications Conference
November 23, 2011


"The key issue that we have to address over the coming years is our role as a global university"
Professor Paul Greenfield
Vice Chancellor, University of Queensland


UQ St Lucia Open Day

UQ’s St Lucia Open Day for 2011 was a huge success. Those who attended have since provided positive feedback and visitor numbers were up on last years’ figures. Baby echidnas, fairy floss, rides and live music were just a sample of what was on offer in the Great Court. While in the UQ Centre, attendance numbers had increased by almost 10% since last year. The Exhibition Hall hosted over 70 stalls where potential students and their families could inquire about course information.


Credentials video showcases UQ

A video for UQ staff to use at expos and other events has been produced and is available for viewing. Using footage from our television advertising campaign, it highlights UQ’s strengths and attributes by including various quantitative and qualitative data in the video.


Google+: The Complete Guide


Are we in the middle of a Facebook bubble?


Smartphones shaping US shopper habits


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