11am-2pm, Wednesday 19 February | UQ Centre

We’re excited to welcome you to the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (BEL) at UQ. To celebrate the beginning of your studies, we’re hosting a free BEL-festival (BELfest) just for you and other new BEL students!

BELfest is your one-stop-shop to find out about the services, societies and associations available to you, so you can make the most of your time at university. You can chat with reps from our award-winning Student Employability Team, hear about overseas study opportunities, get insider tips from current students and find clubs and societies that matter to you.

Take a picture in our photo booth, listen to live music in our chill-out zones, enjoy a huge range of food stalls or challenge your new friends to a game. Plus, get ready to go in the running to win massive prizes and giveaways.  

Free food, activities, prizes and entertainment!



We’ll show you that university isn’t just about study. Take on giant games with your new mates, listen to tracks from our live DJ, relax in our chill out zones, watch a pop-up performance and take your pick from a range of other fun activities.

Free food

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Take a bite… or two, or three. We’ll have plenty of tasty free food on offer from Brisbane’s leading vendors for you to enjoy including ice cream, coffee, donuts, hotdogs, nachos and vegan options too.

Sign up to societies and associations

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Find the clubs and societies that you want to be a part of and sign up for amazing membership benefits. You’ll find the UQ Law Society (UQLS), UQ Business Association (UQBA) and UQ Economics Society (UQES), plus UQ Ally, BEL Global Mates (BGM) and so many more.

Win big

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Love freebies? You have to be in it to win it! Join us on the day to be in the running to win heaps of giveaways and prizes.

Sneak peek: a Fitbit and UE Boom 3 are up for grabs!


Meet your support services

Get to know the incredible teams that can help you throughout your journey at UQ and into your career after graduation.


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Our Student Employabiility Team will work with you to improve your employability skills and prepare for your future career.

Global experiences

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The Global Experience Team can talk with you about how you can study overseas & support for international students.

Study support

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Our Student Experience Team will answer any of your study-related questions.  Ask away!

Library services

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Experts from UQ Library will share tips on how to find credible resources in your study area.

Drop in to an info session | UQ Centre lecture theatre

To help you settle in to university life, BELfest is also hosting the below sessions right next door to the festival.

11.30am-12pm | Getting started, Student Services

Learn tips that will help you get settled in and make a smooth transition to campus life. Find out what you need to do to kickstart your studies at UQ, including important dates, finding your way around campus, connecting to other UQ students and support services.

Attendance is compulsory for international students and recommended for all.


12.15-12.45pm | Making the most of blended learning, Institute for Teaching & Learning Innovation

Blended and active learning is one of the signature learning experiences at UQ. This session will help you make the most of the courses which offer this delivery and includes essential information you need to get you in the right mindset for a new way of learning. 


1-1.30pm | Safety in Australia, Student Services

Just landed in Australia? This workshop will give you tips to help keep you safe on and off campus. You’ll learn about personal safety, Australian beaches, animals to be aware of, protecting yourself from scams and more!

Attendance is compulsory for international students.