Get a personal perspective from our students and teachers.
Published 5 May, 2023 · 6-minute read
Choosing your future path can be hard, especially when there are so many unknowns out there. Our students and teachers have joined forces to answer some questions about what it's really like to study their program at UQ.
What kind of job can you get with an arts degree? What’s it really like to study a Bachelor of Arts at UQ?
Dr Sebastian Kaempf and Bachelor of Arts student, Giaan, discuss the enormous range of career possibilities available to arts graduates, what kind of skills are needed to succeed in the job market, and what a day in the life of an arts student is really like.
Professor Alastair Blanshard and Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours) student Amelia discuss the ins and outs of studying at UQ.
Amelia describes some of the most valuable skills she has learnt as part of her degree, as well as what she has learnt about herself outside the classroom, while Professor Blanshard explains how UQ is preparing students with the skills and confidence to thrive in a constantly changing world.
Get a personal perspective from current student, Beck, and Professor Lorraine Mazerolle about what it’s really like to study crime and justice.
Beck discusses the most valuable things she has learnt as part of her degree, as well as some insights she has learnt about herself, while Lorraine describes how the way students learn at UQ sets them up with the connections, skills, and confidence to become expert criminologists.
Informative, insightful, empowering. Majoring in Indigenous studies provides graduates with a rich, diverse range of career possibilities.
Hear from Tracey Bunda, a Ngugi and Wakka Wakka woman and Professor of Indigenous Education at UQ, as she discusses the unique benefits of this major with Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws student Sylvia Stuen-Parker.
There are several ways to study music at UQ, and plenty of opportunities for students in the School of Music to get hands-on experience.
Hear from student Jamaine Wilesmith as he talks through what led him to record his first EP with UQ's own record label, Corella Recordings, and the support he received from his teachers and peers in order to make it happen.
What exactly does studying commerce involve, and who might find it interesting? Jaanvi is a Bachelor of Commerce student here to answer all your most pressing questions about this degree.
Teaming up with her is Debbie, an accounting lecturer keen to shed some light on the extracurricular activities you can pursue in commerce, and the types of career outcomes you can expect as a graduate.
Bachelor of Communication student Dianne discusses her experience at UQ with Associate Professor Nicholas Carah, Director of Digital Cultures and Societies.
Find out how this UQ program is more practical than you might expect, explore the career opportunities this field of study can lead to, and learn why studying communication can prepare you for the future – even if you don't know what the future looks like.
What does the day in the life of a computer science student look like? What kind of job can you get with a computer science degree? And how will UQ give you the skills you need to face the future, when you don’t know what the future looks like?
Holly is a UQ graduate working in cyber security and Professor Ryan Ko is Chair and Director of UQ Cyber Security. They’ve teamed up to answer some of your questions.
Join Caitlin, a civil engineering student, and Dr Joe Gattas, as they discuss what it’s really like to study civil engineering, and why employers value UQ so highly.
Learn how UQ’s engineering curriculum is designed hand-in-hand with industry partnerships, and how the skills students learn continue to evolve as the industry grows. Joe also shares the one piece of advice that will set you apart as a job candidate.
Find out what it’s really like to study environmental science at UQ. Join one of our students, Laura, as she sits down with environmental and marine science lecturer Associate Professor Ron Johnstone to discuss what it’s like to be a student, career opportunities and skills for success.
Since COVID-19 hit, you’ve probably heard more about public health than ever before. But have you ever wondered what studying it might be like?
Hear from Associate Professor Simon Reid and public health student Bianca, as they discuss what it’s really like to study a public health degree, what kind of hands-on experiences students get, and what employers in the health industry are looking for in job candidates.
Lecturer Dr Amanda Cottle-Quinn and Leon, a Bachelor of Nursing student, have teamed up to answer some common questions about studying nursing at UQ.
Amanda talks about the diverse careers her former students are enjoying, and Leon explains how he is learning that leadership, creativity, compassion and empathy are some of the most valuable skills he needs as a nurse.
Hear from two UQ students as they take you through the ins and outs of studying physiotherapy at UQ
Hussan is in his third year, while Annie is in her fourth and final year of a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). They walk you through a typical day in the life of a UQ physiotherapy student, the challenges of studying in this area, and the skills they’ve learnt.
Brothers and dental science students, Sean and Ryan, delve into studying dentistry at UQ.
Discover their personal motivators for undertaking the Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours), what it’s like to study at UQ’s Herston campus, and the most interesting and unexpected things they’ve learnt about their field along the way.
Have you ever wondered if social work is the right career for you?
Join Heidi, a Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) student, and Professor Karen Healy, Head of Social Work and Counselling, as they sit down to talk about Heidi’s UQ experience, the interesting ways the program prepares students to work with clients and the best advice Professor Healy has for those considering a career in social work.
What does life look like when you choose you study a maths degree?
Sean is a mathematics student and Dr Sara Davies is a Senior Lecturer in mathematics. They’ve teamed up to discuss the diverse job opportunities available to mathematicians, the most valuable skills Sean has learnt so far in his degree, and how Sean and Sara agree that communication is fundamental to succeeding as a student and professional.