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News from UQ marketing and communications

University of Queensland


22 August 2013

UQ Instagram

UQ joins Instagram

UQ has a new Instagram page, and it would be great to have your help to populate it.

The Instagram page was launched via a competition at the 2013 Open Day events, with hundreds of posts received and followers of the page steadily increasing.  

OMC is now working on the next steps for this channel. To keep the page growing and continue engagement with our followers, we are keen to work closely with all areas of the University. If you have photos to add to our page, ideally that demonstrate the UQ Advantage, please send them through with a short blurb to Sara Ledermann. We look forward to hearing from you.


Open Day attendance rises

Great teamwork, sunny days and more visitors contributed to a very successful series of UQ Open Days for 2013.

The Office of Marketing and Communications thanks everybody for their contributions and hard work at the events at St Lucia, Ipswich and Gatton campuses. St Lucia achieved a 22 per cent increase in attendance this year with more than 21,900 attendees – a record attendance for this event. These increases were also reflected in the number of online itineraries created and Open Day App downloads prior to the event.

The Ipswich and Gatton events also boasted strong attendance numbers, with more than 1100 visitors at Ipswich Open Day, a 3 per cent increase, and more than 2100 visitors at the Gatton Open Day, a 10 per cent increase. We received plenty of positive feedback and we hope you enjoyed the events.

Staff who worked at the St Lucia event are able to provide feedback until 9 September here.

In the coming weeks we will also be uploading images from the events to UQ Images, which will be available to the Network to download.

Thank you to all staff that helped showcase the University to visitors. It could not have been done without your teamwork. 


2014 International Undergraduate and Postgraduate Guide App out now

The 2014 International Undergraduate and Postgraduate Guides are available for the first time as an app.

Easily downloadable for iPhone and iPad from the Apple App Store and for Android tablets from Google Play, the app is a great resource for those involved in international recruitment and marketing.

The app includes an integrated postgraduate and undergraduate study guide, as well as a program finder, videos, image galleries and an interactive map.

The content is enhanced by an intuitive, user-friendly interface, allowing students and education representatives to easily navigate through the app to find course, campus or study information.

The app enhances the many ways UQ International communicates and interacts with students but is not intended to replace the hard-copy versions of the guides. The app is a handy resource for members of the UQ Network to use when counselling students about study options at UQ.

For more information, please contact UQI’s Tegan Radford Beer or phone ext. 67632. 

UQ Postgraduate Advice Night

UQ Postgraduate Advice Night

This year’s UQ Postgraduate Advice Night will be held on Wednesday 2 October from 4.30pm–7.30pm in the UQ Centre. The Marketing team has produced a range of materials you can use to promote the event, including postcards, posters, web banners and screensavers. For details and a summary of this year's campaign, click here.

The seminar program for the evening is currently being finalised. If you are interested in attending you can register online to receive email updates. 

Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow.
– Lawrence Clark Powell


Student Summit 2013

Events & Training

Writing Web Pages – Introducing CSS 27 August 2013, 9.30am–12.30pm, Duhig Bldg, E-Zone 1

Word 2010 – intermediate: templates & mail merge
2 September 2013, 9.30am–11.30am, Ipswich Library, 
E-Zone 3

Excel 2010 – intermediate: manipulating data 2 September 2013, 1pm–3pm, Ipswich Library, E-Zone 3

Microsoft Outlook 2010: Workshop 9 September 2013, 9.30am–12.30pm, Duhig Bldg, E-Zone 1

Healthy and secure online habits – lunchbox session
17 September 2013, 12pm–1pm, Learn Innov Bldg #17, Rm202

Optimising Your Website and Campaigns for Peak Times 
4 September 2013, Interactive Minds

Mobile and App Marketing
24 September 2013, Networx Brisbane 

Network News

Future Researchers Open Day

The UQ Graduate School would like your help spreading the word about the Future Researchers Open Day on Tuesday 1 October. The event is designed for anyone interested in pursuing a research higher degree at UQ and provides an opportunity for prospective students to talk with Graduate School staff about how to apply for admission and scholarships. 

The open day will be held at the Queensland Bioscience Precinct Auditorium from 2pm – 6pm.  For more information contact Carly Stokes (ext. 60517).

New Staff Appointments

Read here for more details.


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