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Staff are encouraged to book their COVID-19 booster to help reduce severe illness and hospitalisation. Bookings are now open at St Lucia and Brisbane South UQ Health Care clinics.
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. As National NAIDOC Week occurs during the semester break, UQ also celebrates with a NAIDOC Festival in August.
UQ has released its 2021 Statement on Modern Slavery, which summarises the steps taken by UQ and its controlled entities to identify, mitigate and manage the risk of modern slavery in their operations and supply chains during the financial year ending 31 December 2021 and outlines the measures planned for subsequent reporting periods to continue improving our practices to combat modern slavery.
UQ was recently recognised with a prestigious Pride in Diversity 'Gold Employer' award in the Australian Workplace Equality Index for our commitment to inclusivity and support for LGBTQIA+ communities.


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Submissions are invited to the review of the School of Mathematics and Physics, which will be conducted by the Academic Board from 15–18 August 2022. The terms of reference for the review are available via the Academic Board website. Submissions should be sent to the Review Coordinator at by Monday 11 July 2022.
Ready to Teach Week (Monday 11–Thursday 14 July) is almost here! Check out the diverse program of activities designed to help staff prepare course materials for Semester 2.
Academic staff interested in recruiting a PhD candidate through the UQ–IIT Delhi Academy of Research (UQIDAR) joint PhD program are invited to submit PhD project proposals. Submissions close Friday 12 August 2022, for projects commencing in January 2023. An information session on Monday 11 July 2022 will provide helpful information for prospective supervisors.
Nominations are now open for the UQ Research Partnerships & Translation Awards, which recognise outstanding models of high-impact collaborative research partnerships. These awards celebrate the achievements and successes of UQ researchers who, through industry engagement and research collaboration, have achieved excellent outcomes and national and international research impact. Nominations close 15 July 2022.
Submissions are invited to the review of the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering, which will be conducted by the Academic Board from Monday 31 October–Thursday 3 November. The terms of reference for the review are available via the Academic Board website. Submissions should be sent to the Review Coordinator at by 26 September 2022.
If you’ve ordered an ID card before June and have not collected it, you can find it at your nominated pickup location. Uncollected ID cards may be destroyed by Semester 2 this year. ID cards are typically available for collection 3 days after your order.
UQ would like to hear from staff with disability. Workplace Diversity & Inclusion is holding focus groups at St Lucia (Wednesday 6 July), Long Pocket (Tuesday 6 July), Herston (Tuesday 12 July), Gatton (Thursday 14 July) campuses and on Zoom (Friday 15 July) to learn how to better support staff with disability. These groups will be completely confidential and run by staff with disability.
Students and staff can access trusted GPs specialising in travel consults at UQ St Lucia Medical Centre. Offering the travel vaccines you need, our one-stop shop can prepare you for your next adventure. We stock all vaccines on campus and are Yellow Fever accredited.
Applications are now open for the 2023 Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship valued up to $120,000. The program provides postgrad students with the support and networks to make a positive difference through research and study.
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The University of Queensland lodged its annual compliance report with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Agency) on 6 June 2022. University staff can access a copy of the report through the link below. Staff may comment on the report by emailing
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This year marks 125 years of UQ’s Gatton campus, and the University is celebrating by inviting all UQ and Gatton alumni, UQ staff and the community back to campus. Festivities will include campus tours, talks, live music, children’s activities, as well as a long-table lunch on the Central Walkway.