The Office of Undergraduate Education is regularly informed of upcoming events which may be of interest to you.
Monday, 20 May - Friday, 24 May 2013
Diversity Week is an opportunity to celebrate the increasing diversity of the UQ community and to raise awareness of current issues impacting the world’s diverse people, groups and communities.
During Diversity Week, UQ showcases the contribution made by its students, staff and alumni within Australia and across the globe and encourages the University community to engage in debate and dialogue about the issues raised by the increasing diversity of our communities.
Events include UQ Women's Collective: Embracing Our Bodies, a public lecture on Economic Research into Indigenous Inequality and Development and the POLSIS Photography Competition Awards. See the calendar of events here.
Friday 24 May, 2013 | 2:30pm - 4:00pm | This seminar is available to registered students of the UQ Advantage Award
Diversity efforts facilitate the exchange of new perspectives, improve problem solving by inviting different ideas, and create a respectful, accepting working environment. This session will explore why understanding and cultivating equity and diversity are important for all aspects of life. Participants will discuss what it means to live and work in an increasingly diverse society, what your rights are to Equity in the workplace and what role you play to contributing to an equitable and socially aware society.
Date: Friday 24 May, 2013
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Register: Advantage Award participants can register in SI-Net by Monday 20 May, 2013
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 - Saturday, 25 May 2013 | 7.30pm - 9.30pm | Geoffrey Rush Drama Studio
Freaks! Oddities! Abominations!
Combining elements of carnival, 1920s freak sideshows and vaudeville, UQ Drama’s edgy and confronting production of Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal, directed by Dr. Sean F. Edgecomb, will have you riveted to your seats. Performed by current University of Queensland drama students, the performance uses Vsevolod Meyerhold’s theory of biomechanics, a foundational training system that inspired German Expressionism.
Machinal is based on the true story of New Yorker Ruth Snyder, who murdered her husband and became the first woman ever to be executed by electric chair. The play follows Helen, a young woman, and her attempts to negotiate work, marriage and motherhood. Never able to truly fit in, she finds herself trapped in a machine-like world and goes to extreme measures in an attempt to escape it.
This exciting 85th anniversary production of a classic American Expressionist play promises to be a thrilling night out. So enter the machine…if you dare.
Purchase tickets here.
Saturday 6th July, 2013 | 10:00 am -3:45 pm | Hawken Engineering Building (#50), UQ St Lucia Campus
Youth to Business is an initiative powered by AIESEC and aims to connect young leaders and businesses around relevant topics in the world to generate new, actionable ideas and thoughts about the future. This year, the Australian Youth to Business Forum is themed around ‘Responsible Leadership and what it means in Australia today.’ 380 young leaders from across Australia will share their vision for positive impact with national and regional leaders.
Friday, 12 July 2013 | 6.00pm | Hillstone, St Lucia
Join Goorie Berrimpa (UQ's Indigenous Student Association) for the 2013 NAIDOC Dinner at Hillstone, St Lucia.
The event will include a two-course meal that incorporates traditional Australian ingredients, performances from the best of Brisbane's Indigenous performers and artists, and the opportunity to network with Brisbane's Indigenous community, students, academics and corporate representatives.
The NAIDOC theme for 2013 is ‘We value the vision: Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963’ which proudly celebrates the 50th anniversary of the presentation of the Yirrkala Bark Petitions to the Federal Parliament. These petitions were the first traditional documents recognised by the Commonwealth Parliament and helped to shape the nation’s acknowledgement of Aboriginal people and their land rights.
Wednesday 7 August, 2013 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm | UQ St Lucia Campus
The UQ Student Summit is an annual event which provides an opportunity for student leaders to give feedback directly to members of UQ's Senior Executive and contribute to the future direction of UQ.
Attendees will be required to attend a Think Tank Session to prepare for the summit, by working in groups to summarise the key issues for discussion.
Date: Wednesday 7 August, 2013
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue: UQ St Lucia
Students will be selected based on their motivation for participation. Interested students are required to complete an Expression of Interest Form. Applications close 4pm, Friday 7 June, 2013.
Friday 13 September, 2013 | Library Conference Room, Duhig Building, St Lucia Campus
The Student Engagement team in the Office of Undergraduate Education, in collaboration with UQ Faculties, is proud to host the annual UQ Undergraduate Research Conference from 17-18 September, 2013.
In prepation for the undergradute 3MT finals, we are holding a 3MT Heats for shortlisted applicants. Come along and support our undergraduate researchers!
Date: Friday 13 September, 2013
Time: 9:00am – 11:30am
Venue: Library Conference Room, Duhig Building, St Lucia Campus
Tuesday 17 - Wednesday 18 September, 2013 | Innes Room, UQ Union Complex, St Lucia Campus
The Student Engagement team in the Office of Undergraduate Education, in collaboration with UQ Faculties, is proud to host the annual UQ Undergraduate Research Conference.
The event showcases some of UQ’s finest undergraduate research projects through oral, poster and 3MT presentations. The university wide conference is a great way to develop your communication skills, meet other students, and present your research project to the wider UQ community.
There are a range of cash prizes awarded to students at the event.
Date: Tuesday 17 September, 2013 – Wednesday 18 September, 2013
Time: 9:00am- 4:00pm
Venue: Innes Room, UQ Union Complex, UQ St Lucia
Register to participate and attend here
Thursday, 17 October 2013 | 9:00am - 2:00pm | Suncorp Stadium
Find information on jobs and training courses from a full range of industries. There will be appearances by numerous former Queensland State of Origin Stars including Gene Miles, Sam Backo and Allan Langer. See the website for more details.
Date: Thursday, 17 October 2013
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm