Research Week 2014
Research Week 2014 is being held from Monday 15–Friday 19 September to celebrate and promote research at UQ. It would be great to have your help promoting a variety of events that will be held across the University:
A range of materials is available to assist with promotion, including banners and screensavers. For more information or resources, contact Sara Ledermann.
Postgraduate Advice Night
The 2014 Postgraduate Advice Night will be held on Wednesday 24 September from 4pm–7pm at the UQ Centre, St Lucia.
We would like to introduce an online element to this year’s event, offering a range of pre-recorded and live-streamed sessions. If your area would be interested in participating in this, please contact Carly Barrett.
We would also appreciate any assistance to promote the event, particularly to current students and alumni. A range of resources, including the advertising campaign summary, is available here.
UQ will also be participating in the MBA and Postgrad Studies Expo at Brisbane City Hall on Thursday 4 September. For more information, contact Jess Hannant.
Open Day 2014 wrap-up
Thanks to all staff who contributed to another year of successful Open Days across all UQ campuses. Your support and teamwork was essential to showcasing the university at its best.
The St Lucia event attracted 18,683 visitors, with a record 62 per cent visiting the UQ Centre to speak to faculty staff and students about their study options. There were 300 visitors to the Ipswich event and 2248 visitors to the Gatton event.
More than 4600 online itineraries were created – a significant increase on previous years. Attendees were also active on social media and were encouraged to post using #UQopenday. Visit youruq.com/openday to see the highlights on Storify. Wrap-up videos for the St Lucia and Gatton events were posted on Facebook and reached almost 9000 and 5000 people respectively.
If your area was active with social media during any of the Open Day events, we would love to hear about the engagement you received. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your insights.
UQ staff who worked at the St Lucia event are encouraged to share their feedback in the online survey, which is open until Monday 8 September.
For more information about the UQ Gatton event, contact Erin Pearl,
and for the UQ Ipswich event contact Tania MacDonald.
FEAST program report
Future Experiences in Agriculture, Science and Technology (FEAST) is a five day agricultural science-based education program held annually at the Gatton Campus. This year it was held from Sunday 29 June–Thursday 3 July. The program is aimed at high school students in Years 11 and 12, with the majority of participants from Queensland and Northern NSW.
In 2011 and 2012, more than 50 per cent of students who took part in FEAST went on to enrol at UQ. In 2013, 63 per cent of Year 12 participants subsequently enrolled at UQ.
To find out more about FEAST, including promotion and outcomes, click here.
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Events and Training
Ethics Awareness Workshop 28 August 2014, Rm 202, Learn Innov Bldg
Microsoft Word - advanced: referencing tools 28 August 2014, E-Zone 1, Duhig Bldg
Prezi for Presentations
2 September 2014, E-Zone 1, Duhig Bldg
Microsoft Word - intermediate: tabs, tables and graphics
10 September 2014, E-Zone 1, Duhig Bldg
Managing Time 16 September 2014, Rm 202, Learn Innov Bldg
Marketing in the moment: How to use real time marketing to engage audiences
3 September 2014, Interactive Minds
27 September 2014, Networx Brisbane
New QCIDD resources
The Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disability (QCIDD) has developed a range of resources for people with intellectual disability, their families and health professionals. The centre would appreciate your help in promoting these resources.
Fact sheets are available on the QCIDD website, which is designed to be easy to use for people with intellectual disability. The centre has also recently launched a free online course for support workers, and a Royal Australian College of General Practitioners course aimed at doctors. New fact sheets on epilepsy and intellectual disability will be launched in September. For more information, contact Miriam Taylor.
New staff appointments
Read details here.
Maxing out online marketing for higher education
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