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Learn how to make a smooth transition to campus life with our Getting Started sessions.

Attend a Getting Started in the first 2 or 3 days after you first arrive.

Attendance at one session is compulsory for all new international students at any level of study including transfer students.

Please note the Getting Started is ONLY for students starting their formal UQ degree program in the current semester.

Topics covered

At this session you will:

  • Meet an International Student Advisor
  • Receive campus and locality maps
  • Find out about the process of enrolling / registering for classes
  • Learn how to get your student ID card and your OSHC card
  • Get information on banking, key university facilities, student discounts on public transportation

After this session you will know the times of important university events and you can then start looking for permanent housing without missing out on vital university information.

For more information about finding permanent housing and accommodation information, there will be an Accommodation session held after the Getting Started session in the same location and room. 

Scheduled sessions

Getting Started sessions are run at the St Lucia campus once a week throughout the calendar year, and more frequently during the Semester 1 & 2 intake period, up to and including Week 2 of lectures.

Time Dates Venue
11:00am-12:00pm 18 June Steele Building (3), Room 309
11:00am-12:00pm 20, 23, 25 June Forgan Smith Building (1), Room E302
11:00am-12:00pm 27 June Steele Building (3), Room 309
11:00am-12:00pm 30 June Forgan Smith Building (1), Room E302
11:00am-12:00pm 2 July Social Sciences Building (24), Room S402
11:00am-12:00pm 4 July Steele Building (3), Room 309
11:00am-12:00pm 7 July Social Sciences Building (24), Room S402
11:00am-12:00pm 9 July Steele Building (3), Room 309
11:00am-12:00pm 11 July Prentice Building (42), Room 212
11:00am-12:00pm 14 July Abel Smith Lecture Theatre (23), Room 101
11:00am-12:00pm 16, 18 July Prentice Building (42), Room 216
9:30am-10:30am
11:00am-12:00pm
12:30pm-1:30pm
21 July Schonell Theatre, Level 3, Building 22
11:00am-12:00pm 23 July Advanced Engineering Building (49), Room 200
11:00am-12:00pm 25 July Abel Smith Lecture Theatre (23), Room 101
11:00am-12:00pm 28, 30 July Workshop Room, Building 21C, Room 216
11:00am-12:00pm Every Friday from 1 August Workshop Room, Building 21C, Room 216
Time Dates Venue
TBA TBA Ipswich Student Centre, Building 8
Email: ipswichstudentcentre@uq.edu.au
Sessions also available by appointment.
Time Dates Venue
TBA TBA Student Services
Meeting Room 4
Level 2, Morrison Hall
Building 8123
Student to phone 07 5460 1046
email ssgatton@uq.edu.au
Sessions are also available by appointment