BELfest March 24

Spend the afternoon with your friends at belfest: your free, exclusive welcome event for students commencing at BEL Faculty in 2017.

Meet your first-year lecturers and tutors, find out about exclusive employability services and overseas study opportunities, chat with your dedicated student experience team and engage with student associations and societies.

Enjoy free food and drinks, live entertainment, prizes and giveaways every half an hour at this FREE event.

When12 - 3pm
Wednesday 23 August

WhereIn front of
Forgan Smith

Meet your student support services

Throughout your time at BEL Facutly, you can make use of these exclusive student support services. Meet them at belfest and know what's available and who to speak to.

Student servies

This award-winning team of employability specialists will work with you throughout your time at UQ to improve your employability skills through innovative workshops and programs.
Meet the International Services and Mobility team and find out about exciting overseas study opportunities and exclusive student support services for international students.
This team of dedicated student experience officers will provide support and assistance with your studies at BEL Faculty. Meet them at BELfest and learn how they can best support you.

Free food, activities, prizes and entertainment!

Meet reps from student associations

Belfest will play host to a number of associations and societies from our three schools including:

  • UQ Business Association
  • UQ Economics Society
  • UQ Law Society

See the full list below!

Entertainment

Be entertained all afternoon with music and free activities!

Race your mates down the giant slide, and climb to great heights on the rock climbing wall. Also, don't forget to tell us all how you will create change at the Create Change wall.
 

Free food and drinks

Food Enjoy free pizza, hot dogs and fries, Asian noodle and rice dishes, sweet and savoury gourmet crêpes and gelato from some of Brisbane's leading food trucks!

BEL Faculty is pleased to offer complimentary food and drinks to belfest attendees! Just use your food and drink tickets received on entry.

Prizes and giveaways

Just by attending you're in the draw to win:

  • GoCards
  • iPad minis
  • Vouchers from
    • Student Flights
    • Burger Urge
    • Co-op Bookshop
    • UQ Union

Live entertainment

Belfest will feature 3 amazing Brisbane acts, performing throughout the day at 12.45, 1.25 and 2.10pm.

The Fergies are a homegrown band committed to finding their own voice and sound through a catchy, toe-tapping original repertoire expressing their folk, indie, soul and rock influences. 

Their rich five-part harmonies and irresistible, tambourine-shaking, guitar-strumming, folk-dancing, electrified energy have attracted a broad and uniquely loyal fan-base of all ages, genders and walks of life, drawn to The Fergies' and their vibrant original music.

Don't miss The Fergies, who'll be taking to the stage from 12.45pm.

Discover more of their great music on their official website

Liam Bryant is a writer of endearing, emotive and eminent songs and loves to perform with his ever faithful acoustic stompbox named Stompy and a foot tambourine named Tamby.

Traditionally accompanied by his band, a group of extremely talented and devilishly good-looking musicians known as The Handsome Devils, belfest attendees are fortunate enough experience Liam's amazing solo acoustic talents.

If you like music that makes you feel something in a handsome way then get on down to belfest to hear Liam on stage from 1.25pm!

Visit Liam Bryant's website to hear more

The moment Alex stepped on stage he knew he’d found his calling. He was 16 and honing his craft as a harmonica and guitar player. The blooming musician didn’t waste any time, and within a year was performing his original songs on the stages of Brisbane’s live circuit.

Fast forward three years and Alex’s sister, Bec, was thrown in the deep end and handed a bass guitar with which to accompany her younger brother on stage. They have since maintained a fruitful partnership, spurned by a healthy dose of sibling rivalry.

Alex & Bec will be onstage at belfest from 2.10pm!

Read more and discover their music online

Belfest Bingo

Play belfest bingo on the day to enter the major prize draw to win either an Apple Macbook Air or Dell Inspiron 2-in-1, both accompanied with a 1 year, 1 licence subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Personal.

Visit BELfest exhibitors

1.Visit BEL Faculty student services including the Student Employability Team, the International Services and Exchange team, the Student Experience Team and your school marquee or a student association/society to collect your belfest bingo stickers!

Complete your bingo card

2.Place your stickers in the corresponding squares on the belfest bingo card, one from each of the student services plus a wildcard from your school or student association. Once you've collected all of your stickers, fill in your name, student number, email and mobile number.

Drop it in the barrel

3.Place your completed belfest bingo card in the entry barrel in front of the main stage. The major prize draw of a technology prize pack will be held at 2.45pm at the main stage, and the winner (if absent) will be notified by email and phone call.

Your associations and societies

A range of student-run associations and societies will be at belfest, offering advice and support and giving you the opportunity to sign up for amazing member benefits. Remember, even though you may not be studying in a particular school, you could still be eligible to sign up to a society associated with that field.

UQ Banking Club

We are a not-for-profit student-run organisation aiming to bridge the gap between talented students and the finance industry. With over 1000 active members, we have a strong platform in which to inspire students to pursue their career aspirations.

Find out more about UQ Banking Club online

UQ Business Association

We provide members with career networking events recognised by UQ students and the professional sector as an invaluable means of equipping you with the knowledge you need to get the upper-hand with graduate and vacationer employment.

Discover the benefits of membership online

UQ Innovation & Entrepreneurship Society

Innovation and entrepreneurship is no longer restricted to laboratories and a million dollar funding. Members of our society are working on ideas ranging from drone technology to neuro-based learning to coffee ordering apps. 

Find out more on our Facebook

UQ Marketing & Advertising

We facilitate the interaction between marketing students, advertising students and the BEL Faculty. We provide an information platform and bi-annual publications to assist members in planning both for your studies and future careers.

Connect with us on Facebook

AISEC

We provide young people with self-driven, practical, global experiences. We enable them to see the world, make a real difference and discover what truly matters to them - all while creating a positive social impact.

Discover global opportunities online

UQ Economics Society

We are a dynamic student organisation which aims to enrich the university life of its members by providing opportunities for professional development and social interaction in economics and related fields.

Visit our website to find out more

Australian Legal Philosophy Students' Association

ALPSA is the official student branch of the Australian Society for Legal Philosophy and aims to promote discussion and engagement with current and historical issues of jurisprudence.

Find out more on Facebook

Justice and the Law Society

As an active organisation with a diverse membership, JATL performs an important role in promoting awareness of women's issues, general legal issues and social justice issues.

Visit our website for more information

UQ International Law Society

By providing knowledge, skills, experience and connections, the UQILS seeks to create opportunities for its members to engage with international law, and to network with professionals and fellow students.

Connect with us on Facebook

UQ Law Society

We are a not-for-profit, volunteer-run organisation with a long and proud history of serving the academic and extra-curricular needs of UQ Law students and the broader UQ community.

View member benefits online

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