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There is a lot to know about study and survival at University. This page will highlight resources for you to succeed in your studies, and to make the most out of your time here. In choosing UQ you are now part of a vibrant and collegial community. To maximise your experience at UQ we strongly encourage you to fully engage in university life and participate in all university activities which have been developed to enhance both your personal and academic development.

Orientation

Of particular importance is your participation in Orientation activities through which you will familiarise yourself with facilities on your campus. The sessions offered during Orientation will give you a clearer understanding of university life and will give you more confidence and familiarity as you enter week one.

Students commencing the AssocDBus in Trimester 3 2016 must attend Orientation on Thursday 1 September 2016 at which you will be shown how to enrol in your first courses. In order for you to enrol you will need to bring with you to orientation your:

  • Tax File Number (TFN) so you complete your HECS-HELP declaration form. If you do not have a TFN you will need to apply for one as soon as possible. Please see the Australian Taxation Office for any TFN queries.
  • UQ username and password so you can log onto mySI-net and process your enrolment. Your UQ username and password would have been sent to you from UQ's Information Technology Services (ITS). If you do not have this please phone ITS on (07) 3365 6000. For information on UQ Sign In details click here.

Further details regarding Orientation will be emailed to you.

Where you can help yourself

Academic Calendar - this is your guide to when you should enrol, when you are able to drop courses without academic penalty and / or financial liability, and when you know to expect your final examinations.

Enrolment Guide - the step-by-step guide to enrolling in courses at UQ. This is vital for commencing students and a good resource for continuing students. 

Program Planning - your guide to what courses to enrol in for your degree.

We have individual program plans for when you commenced your program. You must follow this plan.

Fees and Costs - this site will assist you in determing all fees and costs associated with studying. Of particular importance is the Fees Calculator (actual link at the very bottom of the Fees Calculator webpage) which will give you the exact amount you are financially liable for each course. Please note, in Step 4 of calculating your fees you should always select the reference to "another semester" as your courses are offered in a trimester teaching period.

my.UQ - your portal to all you need at UQ.

Here you can access your student email, mySI-net, myAdvisor, Student Services, exam timetables, intercampus bus timetable, and so much more. 

The BEL Faculty, UQ College and other sections of the University will communicate important information to you using your UQ email account. It is your responsibility to check your emails regularly or forward your UQ email account to a personal account which you do check regularly. Failure to access or read an email sent to you by the University is not an excuse for missing deadlines or important information affecting your study and enrolment. To forward your UQ email account follow the instructions under 'How to redirect/forward mail' here.

mySI-net - your student portal.

mySI-net is where you manage your course enrolments (adding and dropping courses), sign-on to tutorials, pay your fees, update your personal details (e.g. next of kin, home and mailing addresses) among many other functions.

myAdvisor - your key to all questions about studying at UQ.

Check out myAdvisor for any question you have regarding your academic progress throughout your time at UQ. It has information on changing programs and courses, special examinations, assessment, expectations and responsibilities. It is also the repository of all forms you will need to complete throughout your study. For information on your important dates, please see the UQ College Academic Calendar.

Student Charter - lists your rights and responsibilites by setting out what you may expect of UQ as an institution, as well as outlines what is expected of you while studying with us.

Courses & Programs - the definitive resource for the rules, program requirements and course list for your degree.

You can search this website for other programs offered at UQ for after you complete your AssocDBus! This is also where you access your Electronic Course Profiles (an outline of the course including its objectives and goals, resources such as required texts, how performance will be assessed and other general assessment expectations and penalties). If your course does not have an Electronic Course Profile on this website please look on the UQ College website, or contact your Course Coordinator. 

Who can help you

UQ College - Seddon Building (82A), St Lucia campus

UQ College staff will be able to assist you with matters relating to your courses (including clarification on your Course Profile), assessment and examinations, access to Blackboard, and other teaching matters. Contact the UQ College on telephone: +61 7 3346 8222 or email info@uqcollege.edu.au.

Student Centre - JD Story Building (61), St Lucia campus

Student Services - Building 21D, St Lucia campus

Search the Student Services website, and in particular check out:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support - Gordon Greenwood Building (32), St Lucia campus

UQ Health Service - Gordon Greenwood Building (32), St Lucia campus

UQ Sport - Building 25, St Lucia campus

UQ Union

UQ Student Alumni Program

You should become familiar with these areas and what they offer you. 

Have you got everything covered?

Always be mindful of the UQ College important dates, especially deadlines for cancellation / withdrawal from courses and programs. Compliance with these deadlines will determine whether or not you have your fees refunded.

It is essential to plan your program so that pre-requisite courses are completed prior to enrolment in advanced courses.  Program Plans are available to assist you with planning your enrolment.

If, at any time, you need help there is someone who can assist you. Don’t wait until a minor problem becomes a major one – seek advice early.

UQ Vocabulary/Terminology

Universities use a lot of acronyms and terminology that is unfamiliar to people new to the sector. To translate our dialect you can access a dictionary of words commonly used at UQ.