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The Pride in Diversity Australian Workplace Equality Index employee survey is open to all staff, regardless of sex, sexuality and gender, to share experiences in the workplace and contribute to the UQ Ally Network's approach to LGBTIAQ+ inclusion at UQ.

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Consent Matters is an online course on Blackboard designed to help students and staff understand sexual consent and promote positive change in the University community. For any enquiries, email the Sexual Misconduct Support Unit at sexualmisconductsupport@uq.edu.au.
Last week was the 10th anniversary of the Apology and UQ commemorated this landmark event by illuminating the Forgan Smith building and gathering on its steps. Click to learn more.
The Red Cross is running a friendly competition between universities and TAFE providers across Australia to drive much needed blood donations and promote new donor interest. Click to learn more.


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The University was struck by lightning during the storm on Sunday, 11 February. If you have discovered damage to UQ property or assets since then that may be related to the storm, please submit a Loss Report to UQ Insurance Services via email – insuranceclaims@uq.edu.au. Even small losses should be reported.
Previously limited to domestic applicants, PhD project scholarships are now open to international applicants. Over 120 projects are currently available. Inclusions: $27,082 per year living stipend, tuition fees (value $96,000 – $160,000), Overseas Student Health Cover. Click to learn more.
Applications for the Fryer Library Fellowship ($20,000) are now open. The Fellowship aims to support research into Australian historical and literary studies utilising the collections of UQ’s Fryer Library. Submission of applications close 18 March. For enquiries regarding the Fellowship, contact Simon Farley (s.farley@library.uq.edu.au or 3365 6205).
Queensland State Archives (QSA) have made some changes to existing retention periods in the GRDS due to the introduction of the Industrial Relations Act 2016. Five classes have been superseded with new disposal authorisation numbers and retention changes. Click to learn more on the changes which affect recruitment and training.
Did you know that the UQ Speech Pathology Clinic offer assessments and therapy to children aged from two to adolescent? Our students are supervised by Certified Practising Speech Pathologists and work with children with speech, language and literacy difficulties. Email enquiries.shrs@uq.edu.au or call 3365 4506.
Due to the OneStopSecure Upgrade Project, the Online Payment Setup Request process will be unavailable from 5pm on 16 March and will re-open at 9am on 9 April. If you have an online payment requirement during this time please ensure you have completed the setup process prior to cut off.
The Australian Centre for Leadership for Women (ACLW) introduces its new Youth Leadership Program, I’m Making a Difference (IMAD) – offering exciting opportunities for people aged 18–25. Click to find out more and to apply.
Want to better organise your work environment? The new ‘People and Occupancy’ model in ARCHIBUS enables users to access data at a workstation level, as well as view specific room occupancy data and generate related reports. Click to learn more about this module, launched by the Property and Facilities division.
Nominations for the 2018 UQ Awards for Excellence are now open! Award recipients will receive an Award Prize up to the value of $5000 for individuals, and up to $20,000 for teams.Click to learn more and to nominate.
UQ Wellness is helping the University become smoke-free from 1 July 2018. UQ is committed to demonstrating best practice policy by creating a healthier campus environment. Support options for smokers wishing to quit, together with responses to a range of FAQs are available. For enquiries, contact ohs@uq.edu.au.
Applications are now open for the Churchill Fellowship, which offers travel grants to researchers. An information session will be held on 19 February. Submit applications directly to the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust by 27 April. Click to learn more.
Join the UQ Twilight Run on 22 April to help raise money and awareness for Guide Dogs Queensland. Enter as an individual runner or as a team to participate in half marathon, 10km, 5km or 1km kids events. Use the code: S-uqsprt18trf for your 20% discount when registering. Click to learn more.
Applications are open for the UQ Idea Hub Summer Session, offering UQ students, staff and alumni mentoring from local innovators to equip them with the skills to startup a business. The first Summer Session starts 28 February. Click to learn more and to apply.
UQ Library has revamped its 'Services for researchers' web pages. The new resource includes 27 videos starring current HDR candidates as well as links to essential information for all researchers. Explore the pages to help you make strategic decisions before, during, and after your research. Click to learn more.
Undertake training or research programs across all career stages, from postgraduate to senior scholar and professional. Applications for the Fulbright Scholarship open 1 February and are to be submitted through the Fulbright online submission system by 15 July. Contact fellowshipgrants@research.uq.edu.au to enquire about postdoctoral schemes.
UQ has embarked on a significant process improvement project to improve, rationalise, and where possible automate, the hiring and payment of casual academic staff. From Semester 1, Casual Academics will be paid according to a pre-set schedule of activities, with timesheets only required when there is deviation from the schedule.
UQ's Intercampus Bus Service, free for UQ staff and students, has recommenced for 2018; however, the 2017 timetable will apply until 29 January. Note that from 29 January the first westbound service from St Lucia will leave at 6.15am, providing a travel option for passengers attending early lectures at Gatton. Click to learn more.
Learn about the latest health research, including developing digital hospitals, navigating the challenges of virtual health service delivery, co-creating of health services, and managing change in the health sector. Click to learn more and register.
The summer 2017 edition of Contact magazine is out now. Read about how UQ scientists are offering hope to people living with dementia, hear from members of UQ’s Indigenous community 50 years after the 1967 referendum, get to know netball sensation Gabi Simpson, and much more.
UQ’s Dr Vincent Wheatley and Carl Sherwood have received Awards for Teaching Excellence at the Australian Awards for University Teaching Excellence (AAUT), while UQ’s First Year Chemistry Program won an Award for Programs that Enhance Learning. Click to view more.

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