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University of Queensland


21 November 2013

UQ Options Evening - Wednesday 18 December

Save the Date – UQ Options Evening

The 2013 UQ Options Evening will be held on Wednesday 18 December, from 4–7pm in the UQ Centre, and it would be great to have your help in promoting the event. 

UQ Options Evening provides an opportunity for high school students to learn how to make the most of their OP result. The OMC Marketing team can provide material to help promote the event to recent school leavers, including web banners, artwork, and potential content for emails or social media. 

Please contact Sara Ledermann for materials and ideas on how you can help promote the event. For a summary of this year's advertising campaign, click here.

For more details, and to register for the event, see the Options Evening website.


Contact Summer 2013 edition out now

The Summer 2013 edition of Contact magazine is now available. Story highlights include a special feature on sport at UQ, as well as coverage of the 2013 Alumni Awards, interviews, opinion pieces and much more.

There is also a Contact app for both iPad and Android tablets, which includes special features such as videos, image galleries and a book extract. Click here to download the app. You can also view a selection of stories on the Contact website

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


Submit your story ideas for 2014 activities

Planning has started for 2014, and next year OMC will continue to bring the UQ Advantage and strategic plan to life by sharing UQ stories through a variety of different mediums. 

If you have any stories that demonstrate key research, alumni or student achievements that you would like to put forward for consideration in OMC activities, such as advertising campaigns, UQ News TV, news stories or publications, please submit your suggestions here


UQ Images – Lightbox upgrade

The latest upgrade to UQ Images gives you access to a handy new Lightbox feature. The new Lightbox displays across the bottom of the screen, making it easy to see the images you have added while you continue browsing the site. You can hover over images for more information, remove unwanted images with one click, and quickly switch between different lightboxes. Click here for more details on how to use the new feature, or go to UQ Images to try it out for yourself. 

Effective communication is 20 per cent what you know and 80 per cent how you feel about what you know. – Jim Rohn


UQ News TV – Hypersonics at UQ

UQ News TV - Hypersonics at UQ

Events & Training

Make the most of Recognition and Development 2 December 2013, 1pm–4pm, Learn Innov Bldg#17, Rm202

Word 2010 – intermediate: tabs, tables and graphics 3 December 2013, 9.30am–11.30am, Duhig Bldg, E-Zone 1

Network News

The Network end of year celebration

Join colleagues from across the Marketing and Communications Network for an end of year get-together. The celebration will be held from 4pm onwards on Wednesday 4 December at Wordsmiths Café, with a cash bar available. Please RSVP to Abbie De Sousa by Wednesday 27 November.

Spaces for hire at GCI

The new Global Change Institute building features a number of unique spaces that are now available for hire. There are rooms and spaces suitable for meetings, workshops, small seminars and events. Details on pricing, facilities and capacity can be found here.

New staff appointments

Read here for more details.

Industry News

The Secret to Headlines That Attract Readers and Shares Every Time
Heidi Cohen

5 Painfully Obvious But Extremely Effective Facebook Tactics Nobody Told You About

7 Traits of Successful Social Media Marketers and Tools to Help
Amy Porterfield

5 Tools for Identifying Online Influencers
PR Daily




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 every month.


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