UQ Mates is an awesome way to get connected into UQ's social scene, explore the greater community with fellow UQ students and a chance to meet other students through shared topics of interest. The program has a variety of different interest groups such as adventure & fitness, culture & travel, language exchange and many more. You can sign up to as many as you'd like.
Mates enable students to connect with other like minded student on campus and participate in a range of activities such as exploring Brisbane, forming a regular study group, planning a trip for the mid-semester break or simply connecting with someone to learn a new language your interested in.
You will have access to chat to student online as well as meet on and off campus - it is completely up to the groups to organise and decide. You are not locked in and can join in for as little or as long as you'd like!
For all of our students who are still on your way to UQ due to travel restrictions, we invite to connect and start your UQLife virtually with our online UQ Mates communities!
UQ Mates Leadership Team
Here at UQ giving back is what we do! UQ Mates leaders are instrumental in building a social community for other UQ students.
If you have been at UQ for at least one semester you are eligible to become a mentor in your area of interest for a semester! Interest groups include culture & travel, food and drink, games & hobbies, adventure & fitness and more.
Mates leaders engage with the UQ community by facilitating online discussions and organising catch ups both on and off campus in their chose interest group. If you're interested, click the Join Now to start the process of getting inducted as a student leader at UQ.
Calling all interested students...
Whether you're into culture & travel, adventure & fitness, the arts, learning a new language, finding the best places to eat or simply just hanging out with interesting people; UQ Mates is the place for you to access the social scene at UQ.
Interest groups are open from O-Week, throughout Semester. Simply join any/all of the groups for as little or as long as you want. This space is run by students for students.
One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination. - John C. Maxwell