ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
By means of knowledge and hard work
Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes.
Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees.
The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.
SERVICES & FACILITIES
A Student Centre operates on each major campus as a single point for students to access a comprehensive range of services. The St Lucia Student Centre on Level One, J.D. Story Building (Building 61) is currently open from 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
Student Services staff help UQ students and staff manage personal, career, welfare and learning issues. The service, located in the Student Support Services Building (Building 21D), operates from 8.30am until 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.
The Union Office on Level 4, Union Building (Building 21A) opens Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm. UQU provides services designed to support and empower students at every stage of their experience at UQ. These services include legal, education and employment advice, migration support, environmental initiatives, and welfare assistance. The Union operates multiple food and beverage outlets on campus, which you can recognise by their UQU smiley. Additionally, the Union funds and champions 220+ clubs and societies, as well as women's, international, queer, student rights and Goorie Berrimpa collectives.
There is a 24-hour security presence on St Lucia and Gatton campuses.
Extension 53333 for internal calls, or +61 7 3365 3333 if external
General enquiries +61 7 3365 1234
Free call 1800 800 123.
The University developed its safety awareness program to maximise personal safety on campus. At UQ it includes services such as a safety bus, an escort service and a network of emergency call points on the St Lucia and Gatton campuses.
Childcare, kindergarten and after-school-care facilities (all independently operated) are available to UQ staff and students on or near all University of Queensland campuses.
BANKING AND POSTAL SERVICES
All UQ campuses have ATMs, while St Lucia and Gatton students also have access to a post office. Find out more about banking and postal services.
UQ provides a comprehensive health service to help students and staff with medical or personal problems. A dental clinic is also located at UQ St Lucia. Find out more about the UQ Health Service.
UQ Library has one of the largest collections amongst academic libraries in Australia and by far the largest in Queensland, including:
Over 2.5 million volumes
9,963 print journals and 51,288 electronic journals
976 networked databases to guide you to journal content
Multiple copies of textbooks held, including copies in High Use Collections for quick access
399,083 electronic books
Enrich your study skills and set yourself up for academic success.
Our Learning Advisors can help you clarify ideas from workshops you've attended, help you develop skills and give you feedback on assignments.
Hot swimming pool, tennis and squash court, gymnasium, bank, academic assistance, bookshop, computer facilities including laptop and wireless network, computer training courses for student, health services, international student support, and student dormitories.