UQ GUIDE 2018 - University of Queensland
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WELCOME UQ was much more The world around you is changing faster than ever. At UQ, we aim to give you an experience that will position you ahead of the curve, empowering you to create change and transform your world for the better. than just a degree Jessica, UQ Graduate I am confident that you will thrive here, because: • You will be taught by outstanding, inspiring teachers UQ cultivates teaching excellence and has won more national Through the powerful industry connections she made at UQ, Jessica landed a teaching awards than any other Australian university graduate engineering position at Boeing. Jessica is currently working on a • You will be guided by game-changing research leaders UQ’s research community pioneers positive change project designing a next generation aircraft that will make air travel more cost locally and globally effective and accessible to everyone. By learning to see the world differently, • You will study among talented students Jessica is creating change. See her story at uq.edu.au/createchange UQ’s high entry standards mean you will learn with some of your generation’s best and brightest from all walks of life, sharing ideas and motivating each other toward greater achievements • You will be part of a global network UQ’s connectivity means you can gain credit towards your UQ degree while studying with a partner university overseas, broadening your cultural awareness and acumen and shaping you as a ‘must have’ employee in a globalised workforce • You will graduate with a globally recognised edge over graduates from other institutions UQ is internationally renowned, ranking in the top 50 of more than 10,000 global universities, so a UQ degree is a passport to an international career • You will have fun Across UQ’s vibrant campuses, you can immerse yourself in a range of extracurricular activities, including sports, live performances, markets, exhibitions, and special events like Oktoberfest and Market Day. UQ is committed to providing our students with the best opportunities and practical experiences during their time at university, empowering them to create change with a skill set that will prepare them to exceed expectations throughout their careers. No matter what you choose to do at UQ, your time here will change you for life, shaping you into a well- rounded global citizen who inspires change in others. I look forward to welcoming you as you begin on the path to your successful future with us. Professor Peter Høj Vice-Chancellor and President Cover photo: UQ students Nicholas White and Rebecca Metcalfe standing in front of the fountain adjacent to the Great Court, St Lucia campus Photographer: Damien Bredberg Photography IMPORTANT DATES CONTENTS 2017 APRIL 19 April Careers that shape the world JULY 15–16 July Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) Royal International Convention Centre (RICC) Welcome to UQ 2 AUGUST 2 August QTAC applications open* Fast facts 5 6 August Open Day: UQ St Lucia Top reasons to choose UQ 6 Your advantage 8 16 August Royal Queensland Show Day 20 August Open Day: UQ Gatton 31 August Census date (Semester 2) Our locations 10 Your journey 12 SEPTEMBER 28 September QTAC applications close* St Lucia campus 13 OCTOBER 2 October Queen’s Birthday holiday Gatton campus and Herston campus 14 Your research opportunities 15 NOVEMBER 27 November Summer Semester starts^ Live on campus 16 DECEMBER 17 December OPs released* Other accommodation options 18 18 December OP Results Advice Night 25 December Christmas Day Your lifestyle 20 26 December Boxing Day Your health and fitness 22 Your entertainment 24 2018 Your network 25 Your global adventure 26 JANUARY 1 January New Year’s Day Your support 28 15 January QTAC Round 1 offers* Your learning 30 26 January Australia Day 27 January Summer Semester ends^ Your planning 32 FEBRUARY 12–16 February Orientation Week Your finances 34 19 February Semester 1 starts Your scholarship options 36 Your pathway to university 38 MARCH 31 March Census date (Semester 1) Enhance your studies 39 30 March Good Friday Your studies 40 APRIL 2 April Easter Monday Double your opportunities 42 9–15 April Mid-semester break Your future options 44 16 April Semester 1 resumes Your alumni network 45 25 April Anzac Day Your decisions 46 Test-drive UQ 47 MAY 7 May Labour Day holiday Your UQ application 48 Your entry options 50 JUNE 4–8 June Revision period 9–23 June Examination period 23 June Semester 1 ends Your study options 52 24 June – 22 July Mid-year break Agriculture and Environment 54 Architecture and Planning 58 JULY 16–20 July Graduation week Arts, Communication and Society 60 16–20 July Mid-year Orientation Business, Economics and Law 66 23 July Semester 2 starts Education 72 Engineering and Information Technology 74 AUGUST 15 August Royal Queensland Show Day Health, Behavioural Sciences and Medicine 78 31 August Census date (Semester 2) Science and Mathematics 86 SEPTEMBER 24–28 September Mid-semester break What does that mean? 92 OCTOBER 1 October Queen’s Birthday holiday Equivalent pre-requisites and entry scores 93 2 October Semester 2 resumes Programs quick reference 94 29 Oct – 2 Nov Revision period Index 96 NOVEMBER 3–17 November Examination period 17 November Semester 2 ends 26 November Summer Semester starts^ DECEMBER 3–12 December Graduation weeks 25 December Christmas Day 26 December Boxing Day * Tentative dates only – check qtac.edu.au from April 2017 ^ These dates are provisional – please check the Academic Calendar at uq.edu.au/events for final dates
2 UQ Guide 2018 Australian Undergraduate WELCOME TO UQ While enjoying a campus life like no other, you will learn from the best, with like-minded peers, to earn a highly valued qualification that will open doors around the world.
4 UQ Guide 2018 Australian Undergraduate YOUR PATH As a UQ student, you’ll benefit from: TO SUCCESS STARTS HERE At UQ, we see the world differently, which is more opportunities for more flexibility in when and why we’re changing the way higher education practical workplace skills how you study is imagined and experienced. and experience to enhance potential to fast-track your your employability program access to UQ’s research UQ is committed to providing you with a excellence more certainty on how you dynamic learning experience that will prepare careers advice from are progressing. you for a new world of challenges and successful entrepreneurs and innovators opportunities. expanded opportunities for overseas experiences.
Australian Undergraduate UQ Guide 2018 5 FAST FACTS 36 CAMPUSES FACULTIES 11 For more information about the Student Strategy, visit student-strategy.uq.edu.au 8 RESEARCH INSTITUTES UQ RESIDENTIAL COLLEGES 51,000 STUDENTS FROM MORE THAN + 141COUNTRIES (13,300 INTERNATIONAL AND 14,700 POSTGRADUATE) #1 classes delivered in new and an engaging and vibrant IN QUEENSLAND interesting ways learning environment FOR GRADUATE opportunities to take more personalised online EMPLOYABILITY leadership roles and build information and advice networks to support your QS GRADUATE EMPLOYABILITY RANKINGS 2017 future career access to 24/7 support and advice during exam, 95% access to support and orientation and transition advice from industry, alumni periods. and staff mentors. MORE of UQ’s broad fields AUSTRALIAN AWARDS of research are FOR UNIVERSITY ABOVE OR WELL-ABOVE TEACHING world standard, and none are below (2015 Excellence in THAN ANY OTHER Research for Australia (ERA) AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY assessment)
6 UQ Guide 2018 Australian Undergraduate TOP REASONS TO CHOOSE UQ SUCCESSFUL GREAT GLOBAL GRADUATES EXPERIENCES CONNECTIONS Higher than national Long- and short-term Extensive graduate averages for full-time overseas study exchange, network, strong industry graduate employment vacation research partnerships and many rates programs and more notable alumni
Australian Undergraduate UQ Guide 2018 7 ACCESSIBLE VIBRANT WORLD-CLASS LOCATIONS LIFESTYLE FACILITIES Three easy-to-access Dynamic sports and Continuously improving campuses – catch public cultural activities, teaching, learning, sporting transport, ride, walk or drive 200+ clubs and societies and research spaces EXCELLENT LEADING HIGH-QUALITY TEACHERS RESEARCH PROGRAMS More national teaching Global research Most comprehensive awards than any other powerhouse with all range of programs in Australian university* fields at or above world Queensland standard** *As at December 2016, UQ has received 122 Australian Awards for University Teaching ** 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment
8 UQ Guide 2018 Australian Undergraduate Gain a COMPETITIVE EDGE with employers YOUR ADVANTAGE Enhance your employability KATHLEEN NOON through experiences Bachelor of Journalism/Bachelor of Arts graduate The UQ Advantage Employability Award is a free program designed specifically The UQ Advantage Employability to bring out the best in you during your Award encompasses the idea that text here university is so much more than undergraduate studies. the classroom and improved my Participants can access a range of university experience ten-fold. extra-curricular activities and professional So many different activities can be development seminars including a unique considered for the award – I completed symposium series. a year-long exchange in Texas and North Carolina as well as a number of internships By participating in the program, you will within UQ and in the workforce. enjoy experiences that will help you realise In my experience, employers are your aspirations, become a leader in your impressed by the UQ Advantage chosen field, make a positive impact on Employability Award and it definitely gives society, and enhance your employability. you an edge over other graduates. After completing all program requirements, you will reflect on your experiences and be able to effectively communicate your enhanced employability in the recruitment process. You can apply for a formal certificate when you graduate that recognises the enhanced Financial support experience and skill set you have developed A UQ Advantage Employability Grant during your time at UQ. could help you realise your dreams. UQ Advantage Employability Award Grants worth up to $1000 are awarded for co- W: uq.edu.au/advantage-award curricular activities such as internships, volunteering, research, leadership programs and conference participation. Above: Kevin Plasencia, a UQ Bachelor of Engineering student, participated in the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Humanitarian Design Summit in Find out more by visiting Cambodia as part of the UQ Advantage Employability Award program uq.edu.au/uqadvantage/advantage-grant
Australian Undergraduate UQ Guide 2018 9 Prepare for the best career while you’re at UQ Study overseas Gain research Seek out work Develop your for a few weeks or up to experience experience and leadership skills a year and experience alongside world- internships by leading a student different cultures, places class academics by to broaden your career club or society as an and people while you participating in an networks and gain executive committee study undergraduate research valuable skills and member program experience Hone your Represent UQ at Learn a language Look for presentation a sporting event through the Institute volunteering skills and develop your of Modern Languages opportunities by presenting at a teamwork and social (IML) and increase locally, nationally and conference skills your employment abroad and give back to opportunities the community Become Apply to become Refine your Enter a a mentor a tutor entrepreneurship competition or student and pass on valuable skills such as mooting, ambassador knowledge to your by joining UQ’s Idea debating or and encourage and peers Hub or ilab to develop photography and inspire fellow students your ideas and create display your creativity networks while honing your practical skills
10 UQ Guide 2018 Australian Undergraduate Cairns Queensland Sunshine Coast UQ Gatton Brisbane UQ St Lucia Gold Coast UQ Herston
Australian Undergraduate UQ Guide 2018 11 OUR LOCATIONS The University of Queensland has three campuses in South-East Queensland, and more than 45 teaching and research sites around the state. Welcome to Queensland, where Australia shines Sunny days and year-round temperate Queensland has a highly educated weather are a way of life for UQ students. and skilled population, a diverse range of industries and a stable economy, and offers As a UQ student living in South-East many opportunities for casual, part-time, Queensland, you will enjoy an experience or community work for university students like no other. while you study. Dine out at some quirky and dynamic The landscape features lush northern venues in Brisbane’s diverse restaurant rainforests and golden surf beaches in the scene; join one of the range of indoor south-east. The Queensland Government is or outdoor sports teams at high-quality renewing its focus on developing the state’s venues across the city; go shopping in any strengths in tourism, agriculture, resources of our many hotspots for fashion, bargains, and construction to boost the economy and homewares, or anything else; and hang out improve community resilience. with new friends in the glorious sunshine. Queensland Government W: qld.gov.au/about Tourism and Events Queensland W: teq.queensland.com UQ St Lucia’s Global Change Institute, Main Foyer View of Brisbane River and the Story Bridge looking through to the CBD in Brisbane, Queensland’s capital
12 UQ Guide 2018 Australian Undergraduate 3 YOUR JOURNEY easily accessible campus locations from all Brisbane suburbs Our locations UQ’s three campuses at St Lucia, Gatton and TransLink Brisbane fare zones Effective 19 December 2016 Herston are well known for their world-class To Gympie North facilities, beautiful parks and open spaces, 23 Lawnton 2 Brighton Key N and iconic architecture and buildings. Strathpine 2 2 Bracken Ridge train line 2 Brendale busway 2 Bald Hills An integral part of the local community, our 2 Eatons Hill 1 zone 1 campuses are also easy to access from most 2 Albany Village 2 Shorncliffe 2 zone 2 2 Aspley zone 3 areas in South-East Queensland. 2 Albany Creek 2 Bridgeman Downs 2 Sandgate 3 airport - special fares apply Chermside West 2 2 2 Zillmere This map is indicative and should be Chermside used as a guide only. For detailed information on fare and zone Brisbane City 2 McDowall 2 Boondall boundaries, please refer to individual Everton Hills 2 Kedron 2 timetables or use the TransLink 2 Everton Park Ferny Hills 2 Kedron Brook journey planner at translink.com.au. Home to both UQ St Lucia and UQ Herston, Arana Hills 2 2 Brookside Stafford 1 2 12 2 Nudgee Ferny Grove 2 12 Northgate Brisbane Airport Brisbane is Australia’s third-largest city and Upper Kedron 2 Gaythorne 1 2 Lutwyche 1 Toombul 1 2 12 Nundah Enoggera 1 2 UQ Queensland’s capital. Alderley 1 Herston Windsor 1 1 1 Clayfield 2 Pinkenba 2.27 million Brisbane residents enjoy a Newmarket 1 1 Eagle Junction 1 Doomben Wynnum North 2 The Gap Windsor station 1 Albion 2 2 Wynnum relaxed lifestyle with a subtropical climate, Red Hill 1 QUT 1 1 RBWH 1 Bulimba St Johns Wood 2 Suncorp Stadium 1 1 CBD vibrant shopping and dining precincts, 1 New 1 Balmoral 2 Manly Mount Coot-tha 1 Toowong 1 UQ Farm 1 2 Murarrie extensive parklands, and a wide range of West EndSt1Lucia Mater 1 ZO 1 Seven Hills 12 Hill NE 2 Manly West festivals, arts and entertainment offerings. Indooroopilly Coorparoo 1 1 2 Tingalpa 2 Chapel Hill 2 Carindale At the heart of the city is the winding river Brookfield 2 2 Kenmore St Lucia 2 1 1 Annerley 2 Lota Greenslopes 1 To Cleveland which provides a scenic backdrop to the Fig Tree Pocket 2 1 2 Holland Park 1 2 Graceville ZO bustling CBD, hilly suburban pockets, and 2 Pullenvale 2 Lone Pine 1 2 Yeerongpilly 2 Mansfield NE 2 Sherwood 2 2 Moorooka 2 Mount Gravatt many sport and leisure spaces. 2 Rocklea 2 Wishart 2 Jindalee Bu 2Corinda sw 2 Westlake 2 Salisbury ay 2 Darra Upper Mount Gravatt 2 (Garden City) Brisbane City Council 2 Moggill 2 Riverhills Coopers Plains 2 2 Eight Mile Plains W: brisbane.qld.gov.au Wacol 2 2 Archerfield 2 Richlands 2 Sunnybank 2 Durack Acacia Ridge 2 2 Fruitgrove Sunnybank Hills 2 Travel between campuses 2 Inala 2 Algester 2 Stretton 2 Kuraby Redbank 23 Free buses between campuses leave at 2 Forest Lake 2 Calamvale 2 Drewvale 23 Kingston regular intervals each day during semester: 2 Heathwood 23Browns Plains To Rosewood To Springfield Central 3 Greenbank To Varsity Lakes St Lucia – Herston: 10kms (approx. 20 mins) St Lucia – Gatton: 82kms (approx. 70 mins) Zones Adult fares (19 December 2016) Zones Concession fares (19 December 2016) go card Single go card Single Herston – Gatton: 90kms (approx. 70 mins) travelled go card off-peak paper ticket travelled go card off-peak paper ticket 1 $3.20 $2.56 $4.60 1 $1.60 $1.28 Current as at December 2016. For $2.30the latest 2 $3.90 $3.12 $5.70 2 $1.95 $1.56 $2.80 3 $5.96 $4.77 $8.60 3 information, download$2.38 $2.98 the MyTranslink$4.30app, visit 4 $7.85 $6.28 $11.40 4 $3.93 translink.com.au $3.14 or$5.70 call 13 12 30 5 $10.32 UQ $8.26 $15.00 5 $5.16 $4.13 $7.50 6 $13.09 Gatton $10.47 $19.00 6 $6.55 $5.24 $9.50 7 $16.28 $13.02 $23.60 7 $8.14 $6.51 $11.80 8 $19.32 $15.46 $28.00 8 $9.66 $7.73 $14.00 Download the MyTranslink app, visit translink.com.au or call 13 12 30 Gatton ZONE 5 Enclosed on either side of the Great Dividing Approx. 90km west Range, Gatton is a thriving town of 7500 of Brisbane City people located in the Lockyer Valley, just five Plan your kilometres from UQ Gatton and 90 kilometres west of Brisbane. journey Gatton is a 30-minute drive from Toowoomba, the regional capital of the Travelling to UQ by public Darling Downs and home to 150,000 people. transport is easy: With a perfect mix of town and country • visit translink.com.au for train, bus living, Gatton offers restaurants, art galleries, and ferry timetables shopping, hot-air ballooning, sky diving, • top up your go card at conveniently beautiful parks, and country markets. located vendors and vending machines on campus Lockyer Valley Shire • relax and enjoy the ride! W: lockyervalley.qld.gov.au
Australian Undergraduate UQ Guide 2018 13 ST LUCIA CAMPUS Just seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, UQ St Lucia is renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, the 114-hectare site provides a perfect study, research and living environment. You will enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant, modern campus with the tradition of an established university. The gracious sandstone architecture, with its hub of cloistered buildings enclosing the National Trust-registered Great Court – along with spacious parklands and lakes – encompass world-class teaching and research facilities, including Queensland’s largest research library, fully equipped laboratories and modern lecture theatres. UQ St Lucia W: uq.edu.au/about/st-lucia Catch a bus – one arrives every Walk – wide inviting pathways and two minutes at the UQ Lakes bus beautiful scenery await! Access the stop; the Chancellor’s Place bus campus from local suburbs or via the stop is also well serviced Eleanor Schonell Bridge Catch a CityCat – ferries to UQ’s Ride your bike – park in secure Bike CityCat terminal regularly depart Box facilities or at bike racks from the city and suburbs Plan your route: see www.pf.uq.edu. The entrance to the Forgan Smith Building at UQ St Lucia au/cycling or http://cyclingbrisbane. com.au/route-planner Catch a train – closest stops are at Indooroopilly, Taringa, Toowong or Dutton Park, then walk or catch Drive – metered parking spaces are a bus to campus readily available but in very high demand year-round; see www.pf.uq.edu.au/parking Travel time to UQ St Lucia from major suburbs Indicative travel Suburb time via public transport (minutes) Carindale 28 Chermside 48 Indooroopilly 20 Upper Mt Gravatt 18 (Garden City) The AIBN building and UQ Lakes precinct at UQ St Lucia
14 UQ Guide 2018 Australian Undergraduate GATTON CAMPUS UQ Gatton combines its Queensland Agricultural College heritage with modern research and teaching facilities in agriculture, agribusiness and veterinary science. Just over an hour’s drive west of Brisbane and five kilometres from the local township, the 1068-hectare Gatton campus offers a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and world-class facilities including the Queensland Animal Science Precinct, the UQ Veterinary Medical Centre, Gatton Research Dairy, nursery and glasshouse facilities, the southern hemisphere’s largest PV solar array research facility, and a pesticide wind tunnel facility. The campus also operates several commercial plant and animal production units to support teaching, research and hands-on training. UQ Gatton W: gatton.uq.edu.au Catch a bus – Gatton, Brisbane or Toowoomba have services to campus, and a UQ-operated inter-campus service is also available four times each weekday; see www.pf.uq.edu.au/buses Catch a train – you can purchase a combined rail and bus service ticket from Brisbane and travel by Queensland Rail and Greyhound express coach Drive – parking on campus is free; however, spaces are in high demand during teaching periods; see www.pf.uq.edu.au/parking Veterinary Science students at UQ Gatton HERSTON CAMPUS Just three kilometres from the Brisbane city centre, Herston is UQ’s core campus for clinical health teaching and research. Sharing premises with the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Women’s Hospital and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, UQ Herston houses a vibrant clinical and research community who deliver innovative and contemporary research and education programs in a clinical academic environment. Major research institutes on campus include the UQ Centre for Clinical Research, along with other key facilities such as the Oral Health Centre and the purpose-built Herston Imaging Research Facility. UQ Herston W: uq.edu.au/about/herston-campus Catch a bus – Herston Road and Bowen Bridge Road have stops for UQ Herston, and a UQ- operated inter-campus service is also available four times each weekday; see www.pf.uq.edu.au/ buses Catch a train – stop at Brunswick Street or Bowen Hills stations, followed by a short walk to campus Drive – parking on campus is extremely limited but commercial carparks are located close-by UQ Herston’s Medical School and Oral Health Centre
Australian Undergraduate UQ Guide 2018 15 YOUR RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES Research institutes statistics, ISSR conducts policy and program Interested in research? evaluations for governmental and other UQ’s undergraduate research programs UQ has a proud reputation for creating agencies, and analyses society’s ‘big’ issues offer the opportunity to gain research change in the world through research, and including social disadvantage, employment, experience during your undergraduate our impact extends right across the globe. education, sustainability, social wellbeing, program. Working alongside some of In partnership with government, industry health and housing. the University’s leading academics and and donors, UQ has developed eight globally W: issr.uq.edu.au researchers, you’ll extend your knowledge recognised research institutes, as well as more of an area of interest and develop than 100 research centres and diverse off- Mater Research Institute-UQ (MRI-UQ) your analytical, critical thinking and campus facilities, which offer research and MRI-UQ aims to discover, develop, translate and communication skills. study opportunities for students, either during commercialise medical research, specifically Research projects are available in many semester or over the summer and winter breaks. in the fields of mothers’, babies’ and women’s disciplines during semester break periods. health; cancer biology and care; neurosciences Participation is open to current UQ Australian Institute for Bioengineering and undergraduate students, including honours and cognitive health; chronic disease biology Nanotechnology (AIBN) students, who have completed at least one and care; and optimising acute care. Seeking big impact with commercially viable W: materresearch.org.au year of study at the time of application, breakthroughs in health, energy, manufacturing, and Masters by coursework students. agriculture and sustainability, AIBN’s focus Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Scholarships may also be available (see is on the new scientific frontiers of cell and Food Innovation (QAAFI) pages 36–37). tissue engineering, systems biotechnology, Through its three centres – Plant Science, nanomaterials and nanobiotechnology. Animal Science, and Nutrition and Undergraduate Research Programs W: aibn.uq.edu.au Food Sciences – QAAFI delivers high- W: uq.edu.au/uqadvantage/undergraduate- impact science to significantly improve research-programs Global Change Institute (GCI) the productivity, competitiveness and A growing global population will bring sustainability of tropical and subtropical untold impacts and opportunities. Through food, fibre and agribusiness industries. an interdisciplinary approach, GCI brings W: qaafi.uq.edu.au together researchers to address the impacts and identify opportunities associated with Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) technological innovation, population growth The brain is a complex machine and some of and climate change. its functions are little understood. It stores W: gci.uq.edu.au our memories and makes each of us unique. At QBI, we are unravelling these mysteries. Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) Our research will help you understand the IMB is a leading multidisciplinary life sciences impact of your drugs on your brain, why institute that is home to six research centres someone has schizophrenia, and how you focusing on sustainable futures, pain, heart can improve learning outcomes. disease, inflammation, superbug infection, W: qbi.uq.edu.au and the interplay of genetics and disease. JAMES HILL Together with academic, industry and clinical Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) UQ Winter Research Scholar collaborators, IMB makes and translates With expertise in engineering, science and Coming into the Winter Research discoveries that improve our health and the social sciences, SMI’s purpose is to program, I really didn’t know environment. develop practical solutions to the challenges what to expect as it was my first W: imb.uq.edu.au of operating sustainably in the resources research experience. Once you sector – from geology, minerals extraction, get your foot in the door, one project Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) water management and minerals processing can easily turn into three. Having broad As UQ’s flagship institute for the social to OHS, mine rehabilitation and community experiences has allowed me more informed sciences, ISSR is committed to improving engagement. decision-making about my future. I am now economic and social wellbeing for W: smi.uq.edu.au completing my Honours project with one of individuals, families, communities and my Winter Research supervisors and I am regions in Australia and internationally. With Above: Heron Island, the site of UQ’s Heron Island hoping to progress into a PhD. expertise in research methods and social Research Station
16 UQ Guide 2018 Australian Undergraduate Discover the other benefits UQ Colleges can offer you at Students enjoying some downtime at Cromwell College, UQ St Lucia liveuq.edu.au LIVE ON CAMPUS No matter where you’re from, living on campus brings an extra dimension of fun, excitement, support and friendship to your student experience. Why live on campus? UQ’s on-campus accommodation consists of 10 residential colleges at St Lucia campus and a Halls of Residence at Gatton campus that are home to over 3000 students from Australia and overseas. Aside from the convenience of having every university facility and service only minutes away, there are other great advantages to living at a residential college, including: • fully catered accommodation • supportive staff available 24/7 • safe and secure premises • academic tutorial programs and peer group support • strong, lifelong college and professional networks • community service opportunities • active sporting, cultural and social life KATIE BROOMFIELD • college scholarships, prizes and bursaries Current student and Resident Activity Officer, Union College • inter-college activities • lasting friendships. For me, joining the Union College community was like coming home. From the very first day, I’ve made friends and memories that will last a lifetime. The many wonderful shared experiences you have make the transition to tertiary studies so much more enjoyable. With the ability to walk from your accommodation, often with friends and colleagues who are enrolled in your chosen program, and arrive at your lecture theatre within five minutes, saves so much time each week. This time can then be used to engage in the many sporting, cultural and social activities on offer. Choosing to live on campus has been the best decision I’ve ever made and I’ll forever remember my time at Union.
Australian Undergraduate UQ Guide 2018 17 Students catch up over a meal at Emmanuel College (all UQ Colleges are fully catered, providing 21 meals per week) LIFESTYLE Experience a lifestyle that The Colleges only on-campus living and established communities UQ St Lucia can bring CURRENT COLLEGE CONTACT RESIDENTS*^ Cromwell College 296 (Mixed) firstname.lastname@example.org Duchesne College 212 (W) email@example.com Emmanuel College 340 (Mixed) firstname.lastname@example.org Grace College 181 (W) email@example.com FRIENDSHIP International House 238 (Mixed) firstname.lastname@example.org With hundreds of students at every college, you’ll expand King’s College 325 (M) email@example.com your network and make lifelong friends St John’s College 300 (Mixed) firstname.lastname@example.org St Leo’s College 207 (M) email@example.com Union College 334 (Mixed) firstname.lastname@example.org The Women’s College 253 (W) email@example.com UQ Gatton SUPPORT CURRENT UQ Colleges offer 24/7 COLLEGE CONTACT RESIDENTS*^ assistance plus academic support to ensure a positive Gatton Halls of Residence 436 (Mixed) firstname.lastname@example.org university experience * Resident numbers as at November 2016 ^ M = Men only; W = Women only; Mixed = All genders How much does it cost Want to experience to live in a residential college life, without living college? on campus? College fees and on-campus cost of living The Colleges Associate Membership Program vary between colleges. See the table above delivers some key aspects of the college for college contact details. experience for UQ students who are not living at a college but are interested in the LEADERSHIP academic, networking, mentoring and social UQ Colleges have provided How do I apply? mentoring support and aspects of college life. Visit the LiveUQ website where development opportunities you can apply online to the college(s) Colleges Associate Membership Program for thousands of leaders of your choice. W: uq.edu.au/uqadvantage/uqcamg who have created change LiveUQ W: liveuq.edu.au
18 UQ Guide 2018 Australian Undergraduate Top tips for house-hunting: • A lways inspect the property in person before you sign anything or pay any money. • T ake some time to consider a few different suburbs, because prices, size and quality may vary with location. See pages 12–13 to find out more about travel times and distances from different suburbs. • M ake sure you understand all of the tenancy documentation before you sign anything. • T ry to meet all housemates before moving into a share house. • Come along to an accommodation workshop, or visit accommodation.uq.edu.au to view online. • N eed advice or want something checked? Contact Accommodation Services via email, phone, or book an appointment to see us in person. OTHER ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS Finding a great place to live while studying at UQ can really enhance your university experience, and there are a number of off-campus options for you to explore. Arriving and finding UQ Rentals Student Residences accommodation On the UQ Rentals database, you can: Project UQ Accommodation Services provides – access hundreds of shared and vacant Future students at UQ will have access to information and services to assist you in property listings, ranging from low-cost a bright new living space that will set a finding a home that’s right for you, and make share houses to high-rise penthouses benchmark for university student housing. your arrival as smooth as possible. – filter for the price and location that best suits your needs. To find out more, visit UQ Accommodation Services offer: student-strategy.uq.edu.au – free information sessions all year UQ Rentals – free tenancy advice W: uqrentals.com.au – online resources – one-on-one appointments with Student accommodation accommodation advisors – share housing and living skills advice and providers resources. A number of independent student- accommodation providers offer a variety of We advise all new students who haven’t arranged any accommodation to arrive as purpose-built and managed housing options. Find out more early as possible before classes start. Allow at least one month to get organised, arrange UQ Accommodation – Preferred Providers Access online resources and free W: uq.edu.au/student-services inspections, and lodge applications for rental /accommodation/preferred-providers info sessions to help you find and properties. maintain a tenancy: • check our website for information UQ Accommodation Services session times W: accommodation.uq.edu.au E: email@example.com • watch our information video T: (07) 3365 3419 • contact one of our team members by visiting accommodation.uq.edu.au
Australian Undergraduate UQ Guide 2018 19 Open Day 2017 St Lucia 6 August | Gatton 20 August Open Day is the perfect opportunity to experience UQ. Find out about programs and courses, explore the campus and facilities, meet staff and current students, and enjoy the range of fun activities at this free event. Visit the website Download the app Ask us a question Visit the website before the Available from the App Store or Email our friendly staff any day for a copy of the program, GooglePlay, the UQ Open Day questions you have about the directions to the campus and to app provides access to your event. create a personalised plan. personalised plan and interactive firstname.lastname@example.org uq.edu.au/openday maps to use on the day.
20 UQ Guide 2018 Australian Undergraduate YOUR LIFESTYLE Have fun while you study! UQ offers a range of cultural and recreational activities and events for you to enjoy. You can also access a range of services and information to support you while you study.
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22 UQ Guide 2018 Australian Undergraduate YOUR HEALTH Healthcare If you need to see a doctor while on campus, you can visit the UQ Health AND FITNESS Service (UQHS), an accredited general practice providing comprehensive and confidential health services for students. Services include general medicine and specialist referrals, contraception advice, counselling, minor surgery, travel advice and vaccinations. UQHS ‘direct-bills’, meaning that you generally only pay for immunisation and medications prescribed. There is also a dental clinic at UQ St Lucia that offers student discounts. University Health Service W: uq.edu.au/healthservice A: Building 32, St Lucia / Building 8101a, Gatton Sport and fitness PLAY YOUR WAY at university! Combine your studies with playing a sport you enjoy, keeping fit and making the most of the excellent sporting and health facilities available on campus. UQ Sport’s Boat (Rowing) Club students start their day with a splash on Brisbane River
Australian Undergraduate UQ Guide 2018 23 Fitness UQ Sport offers hundreds of sports and activities to help you keep active at Queensland’s largest multi-sport complex. Located at UQ’s St Lucia and Gatton campuses, UQ Sport offers the UQ community a variety of options to keep fit, including some 70 sports and activities, 10+ social sport options and close to 40 sporting clubs. UQ Sport W: uqsport.com.au St Lucia facilities include: Gatton facilities include: F: facebook.com/uqsport – 90+ group fitness classes each week – an on-campus cardio and weights – a three-level weights and cardio gym gym, 25-metre pool, plus tennis, – 50-metre and 25-metre heated pools basketball, netball and squash courts – an Olympic-standard athletics track – 6+ social sport options offered – nine sporting fields including two throughout the year international-standard artificial – 10+ group fitness classes per week playing fields including boot camp, yoga, pilates and – 21 tennis courts high-intensity toning classes – netball, badminton, basketball, squash – three playing fields, including one of and beach volleyball courts Queensland’s best rugby fields. – a range of high-performance services for elite athletes available through the UQ Sport Academy.
24 UQ Guide 2018 Australian Undergraduate YOUR ENTERTAINMENT Events and entertainment Music Theatre and cinema UQU is the hub of entertainment on Whether you want to learn or absorb, the Lights, camera, action! campus, here to engage, entertain and School of Music is your hub for on-campus See performances by student and support you. music. community groups at the Schonell Theatre Enjoy amazing events such as Market Day, Attend a free Lunchtime Concert every and Geoffrey Rush Drama Studio at the St Cultural Fiesta and Food on Forgan, and hit Thursday during semester at the St Lucia Lucia campus, or take in some of the new the Red Room for live music, weekly trivia campus, or enjoy one of the popular free release and international movies at the and games nights. Sunday concerts at the UQ Art Museum or Schonell cinema from Thursday to Monday. UQU has more than 200 clubs and Customs House in Brisbane City. societies for you to join – whether it’s an Special performances are also held at the UQ Events interest-based, cultural or faculty club, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) W: uq.edu.au/events there’s something for everyone. and the State Library of Queensland’s Schonell Theatre UQU also provides free breakfasts three riverside Red Box at South Bank, Brisbane. W: schonell.com days a week. Be sure to visit Morning You can also join ensembles such as Marmalade for a free tea or coffee and the UQ Chamber Singers, UQ Chorale, UQ some pancakes. Symphony Orchestra, UQ Pulse Chamber Museums Orchestra, and UQ Winds: auditions are Help yourself to some of Queensland’s UQU held during O-Week. most diverse art and cultural displays! W: uqu.com.au E-news: uqu.com.au/subscribe UQ holds collections in anatomy, UQ School of Music Concert and Events Guide anthropology, antiquities, art (UQ Art W: music.uq.edu.au/events Museum and Customs House Art Gallery), Music ensembles geology, insects, medical history, W: music.uq.edu.au/student-ensembles pathology, and physics, to name just a few. The Fryer Library also features an extensive collection of Australiana and other literary and historical ‘treasures’. Things to do at UQ W: uq.edu.au/about/things-to-do Photo credit: UQ Union UQ students celebrate the end of O-Week at UQ Union’s annual event, Ignition - The Neon Festival
Australian Undergraduate UQ Guide 2018 25 Come along to Market Day during Orientation Week (O-Week) to grab some freebies, trial sports and activities, and sign-up for student clubs and societies. Worship UQ respects and welcomes students of all faiths and those who may be spiritual Students trying out their sumo wrestling skills at Market Day 2016 but not religious. At UQ, our Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Service provides you with pastoral care, support, spiritual conversations, yoga, meditation, YOUR celebrations, opportunities to mingle with people from different cultures and faiths, resources and events. NETWORK Chaplains representing the Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Baha’i, Hindu and many Christian faiths are available to all, and you can take advantage of our well-appointed prayer, meditation and worship space. UQ Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Service Clubs and societies W: uq.edu.au/student-services/faith If you adore anime, crave karaoke, yen for yoga, go mad for medievalism or quest for Quidditch, consider joining a UQ club. Mates at UQ With more than 200 affiliated clubs and societies on offer, UQ is sure to have something People to meet, places to go and things just right for you. to do! UQ Union has a club for almost everything, from the Harry Potter Alliance to the U-Cue Pool Club. There are also plenty of sports clubs for you to choose from. Mates at UQ offers a number of free Learn new skills, expand your network, or just hang out with like-minded people. events, groups and activities for all Events run by clubs include BBQs, industry networking sessions, cultural celebrations, students to get the most out of life at UQ. balls, and so much more. Join interest groups; practise your Check out what’s available at Market Day during O-Week or contact UQ Union or language skills; come to fun on-campus UQ Sport. events; and visit Brisbane sites, markets and restaurants with new mates. Find out more and register online on UQU clubs and societies our website or Facebook page. W: uqu.com.au/clubs-societies UQ Sport Mates at UQ W: uqsport.com.au/clubs W: uq.edu.au/student-services/matesuq F: facebook.com/matesatuq facebook.com/groups/matessocialspace
26 UQ Guide 2018 Australian Undergraduate YOUR GLOBAL ADVENTURE See the world differently with a global experience while studying at UQ. Why study overseas? Improve your foreign language skills Broaden your work and study options Enhance your employability Establish a global network of friends Gain credit towards your UQ program Choose from 200 exchange partners in 41 countries UQ Abroad offers a wide range of overseas experiences, including semester-based student exchange, short-term study, internships and volunteering. uq.edu.au/uqabroad
Australian Undergraduate UQ Guide 2018 27 • • Norway • Finland United Kingdom • Sweden Russia • Canada • • • Denmark • •• • Ireland Poland Belgium Netherlands • Germany Czech Republic • • • • Austria Hungary France Switzerland United States of America • Portugal • • Italy Spain• • Turkey Republic of People’s South Korea Republic • •Japan Israel • of China • • •Taiwan ••Macau Mexico Hong Kong •India Thailand • Colombia • Singapore • •Malaysia •Indonesia Peru • Brazil • Chile • • South Africa 41 •UQ exchange New Zealand • countries For a full list of partner universities, please visit uq.edu.au/uqabroad Student exchange Short-term global Universitas 21 program experiences student experiences Study overseas for up to one year while Want to study, work or live overseas for UQ is a member of Universitas 21 (U21), an gaining credit towards your UQ degree. only a short time? international network of leading research intensive universities. U21 encourages Choose from over 200 exchange partners in With UQ Abroad’s international short-term students to have a global perspective and be 41 countries, combine study and travel, and programs, you can have an amazing global prepared for life and work across cultures by have the adventure of a lifetime. experience during your semester breaks. facilitating student mobility opportunities. While on exchange, tuition fees at the host Some experiences are eligible for You can apply to participate in U21 university are waived and you continue to academic credit transfer towards your UQ student experiences such as the annual pay fees and be enrolled at UQ. program, so you can fast-track your studies Undergraduate Research Conference, You can even apply for student exchange by completing courses at an approved host Social Entrepreneur Corps program and scholarships and may be eligible for an university in Asia, Europe, the USA or Summer School. OS-HELP loan to assist with airfares, Latin America. accommodation, health insurance and living costs. DAN TANG Participated in a student exchange with the University of California at Irvine, USA Going on exchange was an experience of a lifetime! It has broadened my global perspective to live in another country, understand another culture, and meet a diverse range of people. Overall, I developed my independence, confidence and initiative from living and travelling independently in another country. Photo left: Robert Matthews, Stockholm University, Sweden (student exchange program), travelled to other countries in Europe during his time on exchange, including Norway. This photo was taken at Flydalsjuvet Lookout, overlooking Geirangerfjord.
28 UQ Guide 2018 Australian Undergraduate YOUR SUPPORT As a UQ student, you’ll have While on campus, you’ll be able to: • buy food from a wide variety of access to a wide range of on-campus food outlets services to support you while • do your banking at a number of on-campus branches and ATMs you study. • buy textbooks and other study materials • go shopping at UQ’s many shops and markets, including post offices, pharmacies and travel agents • arrange childcare at a number of independently-operated childcare, family day care, kindergarten and after-school care facilities that operate on or near all UQ SafeZone UQ campuses UQ SafeZone is a free, easy-to-use, • get connected with access to more than location-based application for mobile 4700 wireless access points across all UQ devices that connects staff and campuses students directly with UQ security • feel safe with 24-hour security patrols and a officers or emergency services while Safety Bus service after 6pm at UQ St Lucia. on campus. Campus life UniSafe W: future-students.uq.edu.au/campus-life W: www.pf.uq.edu.au/unisafe Student Services We’re here to help you! International, Learning, and Disability Advisors Counselling Workshops to improve your academic skills Programs to help you socially connect uq.edu.au/student-services
Australian Undergraduate UQ Guide 2018 29 = New2UQ Careers support Equity support Want advice about settling into life at UQ Want help with your career and At UQ, we foster an inclusive learning and beyond? employability goals? environment. Specifically designed for first-year students, With unique opportunities for internships, If you are concerned you have been New2UQ offers academic and social volunteering and part-time roles, you can discriminated against or harassed, it’s orientation activities to help you make the expand your skills, build your personal important you report it. Discrimination and most of your studies and life at UQ. Some and professional networks, and reach your Harassment Contact Officers can provide topics and advice offered include: employability and career goals sooner. you with information, support, or advice. – settling into university life You will also have access to UQ UQ’s Ally Network is another source – who to go to and how to ask for help StudentHub, an exclusive online database of support if you identify as lesbian, gay, – time management skills with vacant position details from 3000+ transgender, bisexual, or intersex (LGBTI). – writing assignments in appropriate format employers, as well as hints and tips, FAQs, They are a visible network of empathetic – career options you never considered and fact sheets. staff and students who you can freely talk – how to create an amazing resumé. to for advice. Employability New2UQ W: uq.edu.au/careers Discrimination and Harassment Contact Officers W: uq.edu.au/student-services/new2uq UQ StudentHub W: uq.edu.au/equity/dhcos W: studenthub.uq.edu.au UQ Allies W: uq.edu.au/equity/content/uq-ally-network SHOC Aboriginal and Torres (Student Help Strait Islander students On Campus) Student Centres UQ strongly supports and celebrates UQU is an independent body that works Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Need help navigating university closely with the University to provide free cultures, peoples, and perspectives. administration? support for you during your studies at UQ. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visit UQ Answers online or contact one of The qualified and professional SHOC team Studies (ATSIS) Unit holds a number of our three Student Centres for help with: can help you with a range of services relating regular events and activities, and provides a – forms and student letters to employment, education and equity, range of professional services and academic – payments and fees welfare, gender, sexuality, legal issues and support for UQ’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait – orientation migration, including: Islander students. – academic records – finding a part-time job while you study – admissions and enrolments – responding to University decisions – examinations ATSIS Unit – extending your student visa – grievances W: atsis.uq.edu.au – getting LGBTI support and information – document certification – seeking legal advice – student visas. – dealing with financial pressures. We solve problems: if we can’t help you, we’ll find someone who can. UQU W: shocuqu.com.au Student Centres E: email@example.com W: uq.edu.au/student-centre Disability support UQ Answers W: uq.edu.au/uqanswers Access support for your disability, illness, myAdvisor injury, mental illness or medical condition. W: uq.edu.au/myadvisor UQ offers ongoing support services including access to assistive technology, equipment, computer facilities, participation assistance, note-taking, Discrimination and harassment (including Counselling alternative print formats, exam bullying and sexual harassment) is unlawful University can be exciting and rewarding, under State and Commonwealth Acts and is adjustments, and liaising with your faculty against UQ policy. but can also be a time of change and stress. so that you can equitably study. Call or Under the Anti-Discrimination Act make an appointment with one of our (Queensland) it is unlawful to discriminate A UQ counsellor can help: someone to listen Disability Advisors. on the basis of sex, relationship status, without judgement, offer new perspectives, pregnancy, parental status, breastfeeding, age, and help you to find solutions for problems Disability Advisors race, impairment, religious belief or religious you may be facing. UQ’s free service for all W: uq.edu.au/student-services/disability activity, political belief or activity, trade union students is strictly confidential. activity, lawful sexual activity, gender identity, sexuality, family responsibilities, or association Student counselling with, or relation to, a person identified on the W: uq.edu.au/student-services/counselling basis of any of the above attributes.
30 UQ Guide 2018 Australian Undergraduate YOUR LEARNING At UQ, you’ll have access to a range of services and resources to help you get the most out of your studies, tackle assignments and prepare well for exams. Teaching and learning Learning assistance Assessment At UQ, we use a range of teaching methods, Enrich your study skills and set yourself Methods of assessment you will complete including lectures, tutorials, laboratory up for academic success with our range of vary according to the courses you study. practicals, fieldwork, group discussions, online and in-person workshops, learning You may have to write assignments, take and online modules and workshops. consultations, and peer writing support. mid-semester and/or end-of-semester Actively participate in class discussions, Learn how to write assignments, prepare examinations, present oral reports, join in ask questions and express your personal for exams, manage your time, improve your debates, participate in individual and group viewpoints. memory, and read and write critically. projects, or prepare research summaries and Apart from face-to-face contact, you Our Learning Advisors can also consult laboratory practical reports. will also complete assignments and with you individually to help you clarify ideas Individual course assessment requirements examinations. And you are expected to from workshops you’ve attended, develop are set out in course profiles (outlines), spend as much time – if not more – on library your study skills, and give you feedback on available online when classes start, and are research and independent study as you do assignments. usually explained to you in the first lecture. on attending lectures and tutorials. Your academic results are determined by the relevant faculty at the end of semester. UQ strongly emphasises written expression in most forms of assessment, but good speaking skills are also essential. You will develop both during your program. To help you adapt to what is required at undergraduate-level STANDARD ACADEMIC GRADING SYSTEM study, our Student Services team offers 7 High distinction 3 Fail training throughout the semester for 6 Distinction 2 Fail enhancing your learning, assignment writing, research, examination, 5 Credit 1 Fail presentation, and time-management skills. 4 Pass N Non-graded fail P Non-graded pass uq.edu.au/student-services/learning
Australian Undergraduate UQ Guide 2018 31 Peer Assisted Study Teaching spaces Library Sessions You will learn in some of UQ’s 600 teaching You will receive excellent support for your Learn from students who have ‘been there, spaces, which seat between five and 500 research and study needs at The University done that’ through Peer Assisted Study people. of Queensland Library. Sessions (PASS), a mentoring scheme Ranging from large, tiered learning The UQ Library has one of the largest offered by some faculties to help smooth theatres to small, flat seminar rooms, along collections among Australian academic the way for first-year students. with computer and specialised school libraries. You will have access to extensive Second- or third-year students, who have laboratories, UQ offers a series of flexible print and electronic collections that include previously successfully completed a specific spaces for group work, teaching and printing. books, journals, video and audio materials, course, run collaborative study sessions of All UQ learning theatres and most central databases, textbooks and other items on up to 25 students. They can provide advice seminar rooms have Echo 360 installed so course reading lists, and more. on academic and non-academic coursework that teaching sessions can be recorded and The Library has many locations, each with matters, as well as suggest effective study accessed online. particular subject-area strengths. Some study habits that will help you make the most of UQ also has an ongoing refurbishment spaces are open 24/7, and the electronic your time. and building program that has seen collections can be accessed from anywhere. many teaching spaces upgraded to allow PASS more active learning (flipped classroom) Library staff are friendly and helpful. You can W: Google ‘UQ Peer Assisted Study Sessions’ for environments. contact them in person, via the library website, available session information Our aim is for you to enjoy the best via online chat and email, and by phone. learning experience possible. Some of the resources you will find at the Library include: − 1200 computers − a strong wireless network – a variety of places to study, such as individual study rooms, spaces to work in groups, and spaces to socialise and revitalise − printing, copying and scanning facilities − stations where you can recharge your mobile devices − online and in-person training and support − research assistance and subject-specific help − access to past exam papers to help you study − generous borrowing privileges − stimulating events throughout the year. UQ Library W: library.uq.edu.au E: firstname.lastname@example.org Energy Pods Recharge your senses and improve your alertness, productivity, wellbeing and learning by using UQ Library’s energy pods – comfy chairs with relaxing music await you.
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