Welcome to the new UQ Update

27 November 2017

You’re reading this on the new-look UQ Update – a bulletin-board-style website that is updated daily to keep staff more regularly informed about UQ news, events, development opportunities, deals, and other announcements. 

Since its inaugural edition on 22 April 2002, UQ Update has been issued as a weekly e-newsletter that was delivered to UQ staff each Monday afternoon. 

This new version, launched as part of a major upgrade project to redesign UQ staff websites, has been designed to meet the changing needs of our complex organisation, and reflects best practice for web design and user experience. 

You will notice a few changes in how best to read and communicate using UQ Update.

For readers:

  • On Monday afternoons, you will still receive a UQ Update email – rather than listing every item, the new email will contain a brief summary of the week’s main headlines, which will prompt you to check the website for more detail. 
  • As UQ Update will now be refreshed daily, we suggest you bookmark the site in your browser and check in regularly so you don’t miss out on news as it’s announced. 

For people submitting items:

  • You will now only submit a headline and lead-in sentence that links to a website or email address of your choosing (e.g. your event page on UQ Events or Eventbrite, or a contact email address for a volunteer item) – this helps avoid duplication and introduced errors. It should also reduce the amount of time and effort required to submit an item.
  • To reflect this new process, we have developed a new submission form. If you have the old submission form bookmarked, please update your links to the new form.
  • Once you submit an item, it will be added to UQ Update by the next evening.
  • Events, workshops and development opportunities will appear on the site until the event date unless otherwise requested.
  • Other items will appear for four weeks unless otherwise requested and agreed.
  • UQ Update will no longer be archived – items will only be accessible only as long as they are visible on the site.

If you have any questions, please visit the FAQs page, or contact update@uq.edu.au.