Business, Economics and Law Orientation 

Semester 1, 2023 | 6-17 February

Your Program Orientation Session  BEL Orientation Festival

Welcome to the Business, Economics and Law Faculty

We can’t wait for you to join us for Orientation at The University of Queensland! Orientation is full of social and academic activities designed to introduce you to life and study at UQ.

Compulsory Sessions 

Your journey with UQ starts now! Register for your compulsory events, including your Program Orientation Session and the BEL Orientation Festival, to ensure you have all the right information and tools you need to succeed in your program.

Program Orientation Session

Program Orientation Session 

6–16 February 2023
Registration essential 

Find out everything you need to know and what to expect from your degree (program). You’ll hear from teachers, program advisers and fellow students with great insider knowledge and tips to answer your questions and help you make the most of your university experience. Session may be held in person or online, depending on your program.

Register now 

BEL Orientation Festival

BEL Orientation Festival

16 February 2023
Registration essential

The BEL Orientation Festival is your chance to experience all UQ has to offer – make new friends, connect with BEL Buddies, explore the St Lucia campus on a scavenger hunt, play games, win prizes, discover support services, clubs and societies to join, and more. Plus, there will be lots of free food, drinks and entertainment for you to enjoy at BELfest!

Explore what's on offer at the BEL Orientation Festival

 

Compulsory Sessions 

Your journey with UQ starts now! Register for your compulsory events, including your Program Orientation Session and the BEL Orientation Festival, to ensure you have all the right information and tools you need to succeed in your program.

Program Orientation Session

Program Orientation Session 

6–16 February 2023
Registration essential 

Find out everything you need to know and what to expect from your degree (program). You’ll hear from teachers, program advisers and fellow students with great insider knowledge and tips to answer your questions and help you make the most of your university experience. Session may be held in person or online, depending on your program.

Register now 

BEL Orientation Festival

BEL Orientation Festival

16 February 2023 
Registration essential

The BEL Orientation Festival is your chance to experience all UQ has to offer – make new friends, connect with BEL Buddies, explore the St Lucia campus on a scavenger hunt, play games, win prizes, discover support services, clubs and societies to join, and more. Plus, there will be lots of free food, drinks and entertainment for you to enjoy at BELfest!

Explore what's on offer at the BEL Orientation Festival

 

Highly recommended sessions 

We recommend joining in on as many Orientation activities as you can to set yourself up for a successful semester ahead. Here are two recommended sessions to help you get your studies off to the right start.

Orientation students chatting

Your Support Services Session

17 February 2023, 12–1:15pm
Online via Zoom
Registration essential

Discover the range of academic, wellbeing and social support services available to you as a first-year BEL student. Get library tips and tricks to help with your assessments, learn about UQ clubs and societies and how you can get involved, finalise all your administrative tasks before classes begin, and start strategically working towards your career goals with staff who'll ensure you're prepared and confident every step of the way.

Register now 

BEL students working in Library

Your Questions Answered Session

17 February 2023, 2–4pm
Online via Zoom
Registration essential

If you have questions or are feeling unsure, don't worry, we're here to help. Come along to this online question and answer session. Our support team will be on hand to answer any queries you have about your first semester, studying internationally, making friends, getting ready for your career and more.

Register now 

Highly recommended sessions 

We recommend joining in on as many Orientation activities as you can to set yourself up for a successful semester ahead. Here are two recommended sessions to help you get your studies off to the right start.

Orientation students chatting

Your Support Services Session

17 February 2023, 12–1:15pm
Online via Zoom
Registration essential

Discover the range of academic, wellbeing and social support services available to you as a first-year BEL student. Get library tips and tricks to help with your assessments, learn about UQ clubs and societies and how you can get involved, finalise all your administrative tasks before classes begin, and start strategically working towards your career goals with staff who'll ensure you're prepared and confident every step of the way.

Register now 

BEL students working in Library

Your Questions Answered Session

17 February 2023, 2–4pm
Online via Zoom
Registration essential

If you have questions or are feeling unsure, don't worry, we're here to help. Come along to this online question and answer session. Our support team will be on hand to answer any queries you have about your first semester, studying internationally, making friends, getting ready for your career and more.

Register now 

 

BEL Orientation Festival 

students gathered for an orientation session

 

Meet your BEL Buddies

The BEL Orientation Festival is your first taste of campus life at UQ! Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by BEL Buddy student volunteers who'll match you with other students studying the same program as you. Your BEL Buddies will help you break the ice with your new classmates and share their tips to settle you into university life. This meet and greet is run by experienced BEL students with great first-hand student knowledge, so feel free to ask them any questions you have before heading off to explore the campus.


Students walking through Great Court with BEL Buddy on a scavenger hunt

 

Scavenger Hunt

Work with your teammates to solve riddles and find the hidden clues, while you make your way around the beautiful St Lucia campus. Along the way, you'll discover important information about your School, your Faculty and UQ. Complete the scavenger hunt and answer all the questions correctly for your chance to WIN some great prizes. All participants will also go into the lucky draw prize to win a prize pack.


Students playing lgiant Connect Four at Orientation Festival.

 

BELfest

Join us for free food and drinks, live entertainment and plenty of ways to continue connecting with your fellow business, economics and law students. This festival-style celebration is a chance for you to meet face-to-face with lecturers and support services staff, learn more about clubs and societies you can join, and enjoy fun games and activities. 

Program Orientation Sessions

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Bachelor of Business Management Orientation Session

13 February 2023 1:00pm2:00pm
During the first 45 minutes of this online session, you'll hear from teachers, program advisers and fellow students about what to expect in your program. Learn tips to help you have a great study experience at UQ and use this opportunity to have all your questions answered.
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Bachelor of Laws Orientation Session

13 February 2023 3:30pm5:30pm
During this session, you'll hear from teachers, program advisers and fellow students about what to expect in your program. Learn tips to help you have a great study experience at UQ, and use this opportunity to have all your questions answered.
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Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours) Orientation Session

14 February 2023 11:00am12:00pm
During this session, you’ll get expert knowledge and tips for getting the most out of your Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours) program. You’ll also have an opportunity to speak with program advisors, tutors, student support staff and current students to ask questions.
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B. of Politics, Philosophy and Economics Orientation Session

14 February 2023 12:00pm1:00pm
During this session, you'll hear from teachers, program advisers and fellow students about what to expect in your program. Learn tips to help you have a great study experience at UQ, and use this opportunity to have all your questions answered.
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B. of Tourism, Hospitality + Event Mgmt Orientation Session

14 February 2023 2:00pm3:00pm
During the first 45 minutes of this online session, you'll hear from teachers, program advisers and fellow students about what to expect in your program. Learn tips to help you have a great study experience at UQ and use this opportunity to have all your questions answered.
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Bachelor of Economics Orientation Session

14 February 2023 3:00pm4:00pm
During the first 45 minutes of this online session, you'll hear from program advisers, teaching staff and current students about what to expect in your program. Learn tips to help you have a great study experience at UQ and use this opportunity to have all your questions answered.
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Bachelor of Commerce Orientation Session

15 February 2023 3:00pm4:00pm
During the first 45 minutes of this online session, you'll hear from teachers, program advisers and fellow students about what to expect in your program. Learn tips to help you have a great study experience at UQ and use this opportunity to have all your questions answered.
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Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) Orientation Session

16 February 2023 2:30pm3:30pm
During this session, you'll hear from teachers, program advisers and fellow students about what to expect in your program. Learn tips to help you have a great study experience at UQ, and use this opportunity to have all your questions answered.
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Bachelor of Laws Court Tour

17 February 2023 8:30am4:00pm
Join your fellow first-years for an exclusive UQ introductory welcome experience to the legal profession, beginning from the Supreme Court of Queensland.
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Postgraduate Business Orientation Session

7 February 2023 3:00pm4:00pm
During this session, you'll hear from key staff members and current students about what to expect during your postgraduate program and the great opportunities you'll have access to at UQ. Learn tips to help you have a great study experience at UQ and use this opportunity to have all your questions answered.
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Postgraduate Law Orientation Session

13 February 2023 11:00am12:30pm
During this session, you'll hear from the Postgraduate Program Director and program advisers about what to expect in your program and the great opportunities you'll have access to at UQ. Learn tips to help you have a great study experience at UQ and use this opportunity to have all your questions answered.
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Master of Leadership and Innovation Orientation

13 February 2023 5:00pm6:00pm
During this session, you'll hear from key staff members and current students about what to expect during your Master of Leadership and Innovation program and the great opportunities you'll have access to at UQ. Learn tips to help you have a great study experience at UQ and use this opportunity to have all your questions answered.
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Postgraduate Business Analytics Orientation

14 February 2023 5:00pm6:00pm
During this session, you'll hear from key staff members and current students about what to expect during your postgraduate business analytics program and the great opportunities you'll have access to at UQ. Learn tips to help you have a great study experience at UQ and use this opportunity to have all your questions answered.

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