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The Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers list identifies the world’s most influential scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated significant influence through multiple highly cited published papers during the last decade. Congratulations to the 28 UQ researchers who have earned the distinct honour of being named a 2018 Highly Cited Researcher.
Campbell Road, Union Road, Mansfield Place and the Great Court will be closed from 7–14 December 2018 to ensure the safety of guests, graduates and the UQ community at December graduations. Click to learn more.
UQ is taking another step in its commitment to sustainability, and are installing an Envirobank Smart Pod on campus. The Smart Pod will be set up on Coldridge Street, St Lucia, within the carpark area. Click to learn more.


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As part of the UQ Unwrapped initiative Merlo coffee has become the first Plastic Free Champion. From Monday 26 November, takeaway cups and lids picked up from any Merlo Coffee store will be fully compostable. Click to learn more
The last UQ Update e-newsletter for the year will be sent out on 17 December 2018, and will resume on the 14 January 2019. During the e-newsletter hiatus the UQ Update site will still be operational and kept up-to-date so entries are still welcome to be submitted.
To celebrate, UQU are offering 25% off the total table bill for all UQ graduates! This Offer is available at Darwin's, Pizza Caffe and the RedRoom until Friday 21 December 2018. Terms & conditions apply. For more information, contact the Red Room at 3377 2288, Darwin's at 3346 4181, and Schonell Events & Catering at 3377 2206.
UQ is a step closer to becoming the first university in the world to offset 100 per cent of its electricity needs from its own renewable energy asset. Click to learn more.
UQ launches its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) this Wednesday 5 December. All of the UQ community, industry partners, and broader communities are welcome to attend. Click to learn more.
Marly and Spot have been together all their lives, but were never raced. They are easy going and don’t need a lot of exercise, but appreciate a good race around the backyard and a rowdy wrestle with each other. Marly is more boisterous in and around home, but Spot is the more confident one when out and about – they balance each other out and would like to stay together. Call the UQ Clinical Studies Centre on 5460 1868.
Come celebrate the festive season at UQ's Mansfield Place Christmas Market. With a variety of tempting food trucks, crafts, performances and other festive treats, Mansfield Place will transform into a Christmas street market for one night only on Wednesday 5 December. Click to learn more.
UQ is taking another step in its commitment to sustainability, and are installing an Envirobank Smart Pod on campus. Click to learn more.
The Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers list identifies the world’s most influential scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated significant influence through multiple highly cited published papers during the last decade. Congratulations to the 28 UQ researchers who have earned the distinct honour of being named a 2018 Highly Cited Researcher.
Exhibitions curated by Taylor Hall, Brittany-lea Traverso, and Bree Di Mattina Summer Mixer is a suite of exhibitions curated by students that features works from the collection. The Summer Mixer exhibition will run from December 2018 to May 2019. Click to learn more.
Emeritus Professor Curt Wentrup, Chair of Organic Chemistry at the UQ School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, Editor of the Australian Journal of Chemistry, and Fellow of the RACI, has been awarded the Leighton Memorial medal. The Leighton Memorial Medal is the premier award of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
Two Library upgrades at St Lucia will create more space and better facilities for students to study and collaborate. The projects will affect the Social Sciences and Humanities Library and Dorothy Hill Engineering and Sciences Library. For more information, contact the Library.
Looking for end of year team lunch options? Check out the Christmas special at Darwin's and Redroom. If you're looking for on-site catering, check out the Schonell Catering menu. For more information, contact the Redroom at 3377 2288, Darwin's at 3346 4181, and Schonell Events & Catering at 3377 2206.
UQ's Associate Professor Blake McKimmie, Professor Barbara Masser and Professor Mark Horswill have been named winners of the 2018 edX Prize for Exceptional Contributions in Online Teaching and Learning for their massive open online course (MOOC).
The Summer 2018 edition of Contact magazine is out now. Read about UQ's connection to Game of Thrones, find out what goes on at UQ's Heron Island Research Station, and get to know one of Australia's oldest and most respected shipbuilders.
Keep cool while working out this summer with the perfect cool down – Aqua Aerobics! UQ Sport have recently added this fun, 60 minute, low-impact session to their schedule so drop by the pool and give it go. Suitable for any fitness level and gentle on the joints.
Digital Essentials is a new suite of online modules that aim to develop students' key digital skills. The modules have been designed to embed digital capabilities throughout UQ courses, and were co-developed with students, with participation by a range of University stakeholders. Find out how to use these in your course.
Co-designed and delivered by Professor Polly Parker, Faculty of BEL and Ms Jennifer Witheriff, HR, the UQ Career Progression for Women Program graduation dinner held on 15 November was hosted by the Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj. This the 7th cohort from this very successful program of 135 alumni. For info on career progression programs, email organisationaldevelopment@uq.edu.au.
UQ Sport are coming in hot with a range of activities that’ll have your kids jumping for joy these school holidays. Whether it's a Summer of tennis, swimming, athletics or Kids Club they're sure to have a great time. Don't miss out – enrolments now open!
UQ's ITS website content has been rewritten in user-friendly language and will be moved to the Current Staff and my.UQ websites on 12 December, to make it easier for staff and students to find information. The Current Staff site is a central hub for content from many UQ service providers.
Staff will be able to search the UQ knowledge base for IT answers after the ITS Service Desk transitions to the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system on 12 December. The CRM integration with the new IT website will allow you to submit queries to the Service Desk directly from the webpage.
The UQ Student Experience Projects team are looking for partners for an exciting slate of events and projects throughout 2019. Check out what the team has planned and learn how you can get involved. Click to learn more or contact Kristopher Brown at kristopher.brown@uq.edu.au.
Beetle is an affectionate, purr-y cat who spends most of her time gazing out the window, considering the larger problems of the world. Beetle would love a quiet home where she can continue to work on her weight and be your lounge buddy, lulling you to sleep with her purr. Tell your family and friends as we'd love to get her a home before Christmas. This limited edition Beetle cat is only $50. Call the UQ Clinical Studies Centre on 5460 1868.
Academic Services Division has launched a new, streamlined system to solve student complaints. UQ Resolute will go live on 14 November. Click to visit the website for more information.
UQ Sport are proud to say that their Kids Learn-to-Swim programs are one of the most comprehensive aquatic education programs in the state. Find out why this Summer with their January intensive programs. Enrolments now open!
2018 marks the 10 year anniversary of the UQ Young Achievers Program (UQYAP), and in that time more than 900 Young Achievers have participated in the program. Click to learn more.
UQ has identified cyber security as a top 10 enterprise risk. Cyber security awareness training is now mandatory for staff to help protect you and UQ from cyber threats; have you completed your training? For more information visit the cyber security awareness training website or contact Marc Blum, IT Security Architect at marc@uq.edu.au.
The EASE program are rolling out class sign-on in mySI-net via a mobile device ready for summer semester. The solution will deliver a sleek new user interface for students that can be accessed anywhere. This new mobile-friendly class sign-on user interface will be introduced from Monday 29 October 2018.
UQ submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) to explore a possible partnership with The Ramsay Centre on Friday 12 October 2018.
Thank you to everyone who completed the ICT policy survey. We received over 820 responses and the feedback has proven very useful. If you’d like to see the latest policy drafts, or be involved in consultation for new procedures, please contact Mark Richardson, IT Strategy, Policy and Assurance at mark.richardson@uq.edu.au.
The project aims to identify electronic assessment solutions that facilitate improved pedagogical practices while addressing current administrative issues. Stage one will identify requirements of an eAssessment solution(s) that supports the breadth of assessment at UQ through consultation and engagement with schools, faculties and key stakeholders including IT and central exams.
A new food complex will replace the existing Physiol refectory at the St Lucia campus, and a redevelopment of the former Staff House (building 41) will provide a new home for services and leisure facilities operated by the student union.
From today, UQ's new brand guidelines are available. A style guide and templates are available on the OMC website for staff to use. Contact brand@uq.edu.au for more information.
Use the Systems Training Hub to access online step-by-step resources for completing processes and tasks in UQ's Enterprise systems (e.g. Aurion, SI-net and UniTask) for specific support when you need it. Login with your UQ credentials to access secure content. Click for more information.
Looking for somewhere new to eat? Then take a seat at the new restaurant at Customs House – Patina. Dine on the mouth-watering share-plate-style menu while overlooking the Story Bridge and Brisbane River. Don't forget UQ staff get a 10% discount. For enquiries, email brian@customshouse.com.au.
The UQ ChangeMakers podcast shares stories and discoveries from influential members of UQ. Tune in and get to know our amazing UQ community on the ChangeMakers website, or subscribe through iTunes.
UQ is a major sponsor for Women in Technology (WiT), one of Australia’s leading technology industry associations for women that aims to create a diverse technological community. UQ staff can apply for free membership and benefits under WiT’s corporate membership.
Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity – this program offers UQ staff members (and their families), the flexibility to attend a broad range of fitness facilities for one low price! For enquiries, contact Health Safety and Wellness: hsw@uq.edu.au.

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