What's it really like to study at UQ?
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.
- Agriculture and animal sciences
- Arts, humanities and social sciences
- Business and economics
- Communication, media and experience design
- Computer science and IT
- Health and Medicine
- Science and mathematics
Agribusiness and agriculture
Genevieve, an agribusiness and agricultural sciences student, has teamed up with Associate Professor Ammar Abdul Aziz to discuss what it’s really like to study agribusiness and agriculture at UQ.
Ammar describes where he sees the industry headed and the skills students will need to meet the future, while Genevieve discusses the important experiences she is fostering outside the classroom.
Discover what it's like to study agribusiness and agriculture 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.
Discover what it's like to study arts at UQ
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.
Discover what it's like to study advanced humanities at UQ
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.
Discover what it's like to study criminology at UQ
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies
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.
Discover what it's like to study Indigenous studies
What is it really like to study commerce? Dhruv is studying commerce and law at UQ, and Debbie Jeffery is a Lecturer in Commerce.
They’ve teamed up to answer some of your questions, such as: how do you prepare students for the future when we don't know what the future looks like? If you were employing the next commerce graduate, what would you be looking for? And what is the most unexpected thing Dhruv has been happy to discover at UQ that Debbie doesn’t know about?
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Did you know that UQ has a whole team dedicated to developing your entrepreneurial mindset and turning your big ideas into potential businesses?
Well, we do. It's called UQ Ventures.
Hear from two students, Tom Bizzell and Lara Berge, about their experiences across a variety of Ventures programs.
Discover what it's like to launch a startup at UQ
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.
Discover what it's like to study communication at UQ
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.
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Discover what it’s really like to study engineering as one of our graduates, Tierney, comes back to UQ to chat all things engineering with Lecturer Dr Jiwon Kim.
Find out how Tierney’s degree prepared her for industry, and why skills such as resilience and problem solving are important to find the right solution to problems or challenges.
Discover what it's like to study engineering at UQ
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.
Discover what it's like to study civil engineering at UQ
Health, sport and physical education
Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education (Honours) student Isabelle, uncovers the benefits of studying this unique degree at UQ.
Discover the wealth of opportunities you’ll have to get hands on experience teaching HPE during your studies, and the journey you’ll take to becoming a qualified teacher.
Discover what it's like to study health, sport and physical education at UQ
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.
Discover what it's like to study environmental science at UQ
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.
Discover what it's like to study public health at UQ
Doctor of Medicine student Rosie Stoke sits down with the Dean of UQ Medical School, Dr Stuart Carney, to discuss what life is really like as a medical student.
Find out what some of Dr Carney’s previous students are doing now, hear about a day in the life of a medical student, and learn what it takes to be a successful medical student and doctor in this diverse field.
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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.
Discover what it's like to study nursing at UQ
Exercise, sport and nutrition
What does a day in the life of an exercise, sport and nutrition student look like? What kind of job can you get with an exercise, sport and nutrition degree?
Laura is an exercise and nutrition sciences student and Paul Treschman is a lecturer in exercise, sport and nutrition.
They’ve teamed up to answer some of your questions and help you decide what’s right for you.
Discover what it's like to study exercise, sport and nutrition at UQ
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.
Discover what it's like to study physiotherapy at UQ
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.
Discover what it's like to study dentistry at UQ
Clinical exercise physiology
Recent graduates, Luke and Mariella, shed some light on what you can expect as a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours) student at UQ.
Find out what your relationship with your teachers will be like, what you might learn about yourself during your studies, and how you can use your knowledge and skills to help others.
Discover what it's like to study clinical exercise physiology at UQ
Exercise and sport sciences
Athlete and Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences (Honours) student Carina talks about what it’s like to balance study with competing, and how UQ supports professional athletes.
Carina describes the feeling of elation when she can help others achieve their personal best, and how her studies have helped her develop a career path.
Discover what it's like to study exercise and sport sciences at UQ
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) student, Samantha, outlines just how many places a pharmacy degree can take you.
Find out what you can specialise in, how the industry provides flexibility, what it’s like to study at the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE) and the types of placements you can undertake.
Discover what it's like to study pharmacy at UQ
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.
Discover what it's like to study social work at UQ
Join Jasper, a science student, and lecturer Professor Susan Rowland as they discuss what it’s really like to study science at UQ.
Learn about some of the diverse places science can take you, get a glimpse into the day of a UQ science student and hear about some of Jasper’s favourite lab sessions.
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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.
Discover what it's like to study mathematics at UQ
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