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News from UQ marketing and communications

University of Queensland

17 December 2015

OMC wishes The Network a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 

Contact Summer 2015 now available 

The latest issue of Contact magazine is available to download as a free app for iPad and Android tablets.

The Summer 2015 edition of Contact includes an in-depth feature on the UQ Alumni Awards 2015 recipients, a tribute to the Chancellor, a feature on women in science working towards gender equality, a spotlight on UQ's activities in Germany – and much more.

The Contact app includes the full version of the magazine and offers exclusive content, including videos, photo galleries, additional interviews and book extracts.

Highlights from the magazine, the donor honour roll, links to other UQ alumni publications as well as downloadable copies of the current and past issues are available on the Contact website.

If you would like to order copies or boxes of the magazine or promote Contact through your communication channels- or on digital screens in your area, please contact the Corporate Publications team at publications@uq.edu.au.

UQ at Westfield

Recently UQ trialled a unique way to promote study at UQ, by setting up ‘pop-up’ information booths in Westfield shopping centres. Throughout the month of December, we appeared at Carindale, Chermside and Garden City for one week in each location.

At these booths, Student Ambassadors spoke to several prospective students about study and life at UQ as well as promoting the upcoming OP Results Advice Night. The Student Ambassadors also spoke with alumni and fielded enquiries from the general public about UQ initiatives such as the UQ body donor program.

Email marketing@uq.edu.au for more details of the Westfield promotion.

OMC is looking for interesting summer reads

OMC and The Conversation are seeking interesting articles for publication over the summer holidays and for experts willing to comment on current affairs and issues during the holiday period.

Content should be relevant to Christmas and/or summer, but with a different perspective. Examples could include:

  • Christmas waste (food/energy/gifts/packaging)
  • Christmas waists (over-indulging)
  • What does El Niño mean for business?
  • Beating the festive season blues
  • Architecture for a long hot summer

Contact the Communications Team to discuss your ideas.


“If something succeeds, don’t do more like it, do more with it.” Jay Acunzo, co-founder of Boston Content


Events and Training 

Influencer Marketing 17 February 2016, Networx Events

AIM International Women's Day Debate 4 March 2016, AIM 

Network News

Six-month secondment available at School of Languages and Cultures

The School of Languages and Cultures is seeking expressions of interest for anyone who might be interested in the position of Events and Engagement Officer for six-month maternity cover starting in late January 2016. Contact Joanne Hopper for details. 

Social media suggestions sought

Do you have a social media skill you’d like to share? Or is there an online issue you’re seeking a solution for?

A group of UQ communications professionals with an interest in social media meets regularly to discuss trends and issues and hear how others are managing their social media strategies.

If you’d like to present to the group, lead a discussion or raise an issue, email katie.rowney@uq.edu.au.

Industry News

Tips for better higher education pay-per-click (PPC) marketing Higher Education Marketing

Wrapping Up 2015 in Social Media Social Media Today







OMC welcomes your feedback on The Network. Send your comments or suggestions to publications@uq.edu.au. Please send through any stories or ideas by the second Thursday of each month.

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