News from the University of Queensland

Digital faculty guides now available online

The University of Queensland’s Faculty guides are now available for download.

The 2016 guides include: Architecture, Arts, Education and Social Science, Engineering, Health, Business and Economics, Information Communications and Technology, Law, Science and new programs in Agriculture and Animal Science at Gatton.

Hardcopies are available by contacting the UQ School Liaison office.

Free public lecture – What is a research mathematician?

Date: 8 December 2015

Time: 5.30pm

Venue: Abel Smith Lecture Theatre, The University of Queensland

Speaker: Professor Jonathan Jedwab – Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

How is it even possible to do research in mathematics? Jonathan will examine these questions by reference to the mathematics and philosophy of Jacques Hadamard, born exactly 150 years ago on 8 December. He will prove that a research mathematician is a combination of problem solver, nitpicker, big picture thinker, experimental scientist, aesthetician, and dreamer.

Overall Position (OP) results advice night

Date: 21 December 2015

Time: 4.00pm-7.00pm

Location: St Lucia Campus

OP results advice night provides students with information regarding study choices and provides an opportunity to speak face-to-face with experts from all study areas.

UQ’s friendly team will help you find pathways to your desired program and advise on preference changes, entry requirements, scholarships and QTAC processes.

 

Lui Lawrence-Rangger, NYSF Alumnus 2014 at University of Queensland

Lui Lawrence-Rangger is an NYSF alumnus (2014) who started a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Ecology, at the University of Queensland (UQ) this year.

Lui Lawrence Rangger and Sophie Noble, both NYSF students at the University of Queensland

Lui Lawrence Rangger and Sophie Noble, both NYSF students at the University of Queensland

“Coming from a class of a mere 22 students, I had always figured that moving up to university was going to be a massive lifestyle and social change. I have however been pleasantly surprised with the overall setting of UQ, and the work required of it.

Completing a major in Ecology, I had originally intended to apply for UQ because it was renowned for its environmental research programs, and it has not disappointed. A substantial amount of each of my week is taken up by practical and field work, which provides a great balance of challenging work, interesting content and real world applications to what we are learning in lectures.

UQ also has a fantastic support network

UQ also has a fantastic support network; for every problem you could think of and more, there is always someone around who can help you out, be it through peer assisted study sessions, or one-on-one advice from your lecturers at allocated time slots. And there is a massive amount of traffic on its community websites, especially around the times to submit assessments, which can be a bit challenging.

UQ did an amazing job at providing me with the options I need

UQ did an amazing job at providing me with the options I need, and the prerequisites to get where I want to go before my original attendance at the campus. The Advanced Study Programs in Science (ASPinS) has been an extremely informative part of my UQ experience, giving you personalised lectures from renowned researchers in their respective fields, as well as next year, giving valuable experience in what you are interested in pursuing – the sky is the limit. The workloads at times may be tough in comparison to high school, but so far it has been invaluable in providing the next natural step to what I want to pursue in life, and hopefully it will stay that way.

The university has massive diversity of social activities from groups, sporting clubs, and university sponsored events. One day there will be a multicultural market day set up right in the middle of the food court, the next a huge bubble soccer field arranged to use when you want. You are constantly surrounded by amazing people who are willing to help you out, whether they know you or not.

UQ also provides facilities for peer assisted study sessions for a selected slot each week, and there are plenty of groups and meet-ups which are arranged to help you with your studies, or just to enjoy uni life. There are 24/7 libraries, complete with refreshment rooms, group presentation rooms, and massive amounts of computers and desk space.

there’s always someone new and interesting

It’s extremely reassuring to know that when you come into uni each day, that there’s always someone new and interesting, who you can learn from and have a great time getting through uni life with.”

 

News from the University of Queensland

UQ’s Scholarships Guide is now available.  It outlines academic scholarships, scholarship application procedures and key dates for 2015. The guide includes  UQ’s sporting scholarships, equity scholarships and advises how to plan your scholarship application.  To order, contact UQ Schools Liaison on (07) 3346 9649, E: school.liaison@uq.edu.au or further information: http://www.uq.edu.au/scholarships

UQ’s Accommodation Guide provides details regarding both on and off campus accommodation options for the St Lucia and Gatton campuses. The guide helps to identify your accommodation needs and outlines residential college life and associate memberships. Order a copy today! UQ Schools Liaison on (07) 3346 9649, E: school.liaison@uq.edu.au or further information: http://www.uq.edu.au/schools

Last places available for Experience Science – register now –  School groups or individual students can register now for UQ’s Experience Science in July 2015. Experience Science is a free event which provides students in years 10 – 12 the opportunity to discover what studying science is like at UQ and how science is applied in industry and everyday life. The event is facilitated by experts from UQ and industry through a series of hands-on, interactive science workshops.

UQ's Experience Science Program image University of Qld

UQ’s Experience Science Program image University of Qld

Limited places available, so register now

 2015 Key Dates – You are invited to experience UQ at these on-campus events in 2015:

  • Careers that Shape the World – Wednesday 15 July
  • St Lucia Open Day – Sunday 2 August
  • Gatton Campus Open Day – Sunday 16 August
  • OP Results Advice Night – Monday 21 December

For information, contact: UQ Schools Liaison team, Phone: (07) 3346 9649, El:    school.liaison@uq.edu.au