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University of Queensland


18 September 2014

Ergo Asia appointed as UQ Print Manager

The Vice-Chancellor’s Committee (VCC) and the University Senior Management Group (USMG) have endorsed the appointment of Ergo Asia Pty Ltd as the University of Queensland Print Manager. Ergo Asia will manage all the printing that is currently sent to private printers.

Ergo will provide a full end-to-end customer service that includes advice on printing and material selection (including quality and quantities), sourcing competitive quotations from accredited printers and single billing. 

Please note any print jobs normally sent directly to the Gatton Printery or to the Print on Demand Centre are not affected by this initiative.

Greg Smyth, Director of Procurement gave a presentation at the Marketing and Communications Network Forum, outlining the new arrangement and detailing the process. To view the presentation slides, click here. For more information regarding the new arrangement contact Greg Smyth on ext. 57265. 

To access Ergo Asia services contact Samantha Cornish on ext. 52894 or Shane Jensen on ext. 66219.

2014 Social Media Seminar

On Friday 22 August, the Office of Marketing and Communications hosted a social media seminar with guest speakers from within the UQ Network and external organisations.

The seminar provided attendees with a wealth of information, including suggestions on how to best utilise social media within UQ. 

You can access these presentations below: 

The seminar also featured case studies from within the Network, to give attendees an idea of how their colleagues are currently using social media. You can access these studies below: 

The Office of Marketing and Communications has also developed a Facebook User Guide and Response Plan, and The Network is encouraged to use this guide when issues arise using social media under the UQ brand. 

Invitations to Government and Dignitaries

The Vice-Chancellor’s Committee recently approved a new policy for managing the University’s interactions with Ministers and other Dignitaries. The policy; Ministerial and Dignitary Protocol has been developed to provide greater clarity around the process for interactions with Ministers and other key external stakeholders.

The protocol is intended to ensure all invitations to these key stakeholders for the University are managed through a single point of contact (the Protocol team within OMC), and are approved, in advance, by the Vice-Chancellor and President's Office. The Guidelines also include a helpful advice form, to assist with making these requests.

A full explanation of the new policy, including all required forms can be found here.

Above: (from left) Professor David Reutens, Director, Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI), Professor Peter Høj, Vice-Chancellor and President, Hon Ian Walker MP, Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts and Mr John Story, Chancellor at the official opening of the CAI Building.

UQ joins The Conversation 

UQ is now a member of TheConversation.com, which publishes new research and analysis from academics around the world. OMC's Communications team has been implementing a plan to ensure the UQ research community is aware of the benefits of contributing to The Conversation.

Articles on The Conversation are regularly republished by media outlets including The Washington Post, Scientific American, Business Insider and the ABC. More than 240 UQ authors have written for The Conversation, reaching a global audience of more than 2.5 million readers for UQ alone. Some of the best-read articles have been written by Peter Ellerton, Dr Sean Rintel and Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg.

You can find more about how researchers from your area can become involved with The Conversation here, including how to register for the morning e-newsletter and how to pitch a story idea.

"While social media skills were once a "nice-to-have," accreditation in (social media) is becoming a requirement for many job titles."– Ryan Holmes


UQ News TV – Bees pay attention

Events and Training

Prezi for Presentations 24 September 2014, E-Zone 3, Ipswich Library

Marketing and Communications at UQ 1 October 2014, Rm 202, Learn Innov Bldg

Healthy & secure online habits - lunchbox session 9 October 2014, Rm 202, Learn Innov Bldg

Microsoft PowerPoint: Workshop
13 October 2014, E-Zone 1, Duhig Bldg

Exploiting video in your content strategy
8 October 2014, Interactive Minds

Social Media Marketing Essentials
Online on demand, ADMA

Network News

QTAC – key time for undergraduate recruitment

QTAC on-time applications close 30 September, and UQ’s current advertising campaign encourages prospective undergraduates to choose UQ for 2015 study. The campaign theme is ‘More students put UQ first’, based on UQ leading QTAC first preferences for semester 1 entry from 2008-2014. A campaign summary is available online and you can also visit the UQ QTAC website. QTAC applicants who list UQ as their first or second preference will receive a direct mail piece in October that includes a letter from the Vice-Chancellor and supporting information on why more students choose UQ.

UQ International Global Symposium

The 2014 Global Symposium was held last month and focused on "Growth through Innovation and Resilience". Highlights included the launch of UQ’s new Global Strategy, the Vice Chancellor’s Internationalisation Awards, and presentations that highlighted current innovation and collaboration practices to ensure resilience and sustainability. To download the presentations, click here

New staff appointments

Read details here.

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