Campus life

Campus life

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A city within a city

A vibrant community of 50,000 students from more than 140 countries – UQ feels like its own little city

UQ Library
With more than 10 branches and millions of physical and digital resources, UQ is well-equipped to ease your study worries with the largest research library in Queensland.
The School Locker
The School Locker bookshop has outlets on St Lucia, Gatton and Herston campuses, which stock everything from textbooks to UQ merchandise.
Student Services
Helping with your education and adjusting to uni life, Student Services is your first port of call for anything from accommodation services to academic and personal support.
Food and coffee
Whether you're chasing a quick caffeine fix or looking for somewhere to relax and have a sit-down meal, you'll find something appetising at one of our many quality cafes, restaurants and eateries.
Banks and post offices
We have a range of ATMs on site, and St Lucia has a Commonwealth bank branch on campus. Postal services are also available for mailing, money exchange and passport photos.
The UQ Health Service (UQHS) is a fully accredited health facility that provides comprehensive and confidential health services for UQ students, making it easy to find a doctor you feel comfortable with.
Child care
Independently operated child care, kindergarten and after-school-care services are available on or near all UQ campuses. Off-campus care services are also available.
Security on campus
With our 24-hour security patrols and purpose built safety program created specifically for UQ campuses, you can feel safe and secure whenever you are here.
Specialty stores, hairdressers, travel agents and more, you can find it at our campuses. We even host Market Days showcasing local handicrafts and fashion!

A vibrant exhibition, performance and gallery scene thrives at UQ.

We actively support and engage in arts and cultural activities that bring colour and depth to our learning environment. That’s why the humanities, galleries, performance and cultural studies flourish here – because we are a community that practises and celebrates these creative disciplines, using these learnings to influence and inform our academic pursuit of knowledge.


Whether you're into dubstep or choral symphonies, music can be a big part of your time at UQ

Live at the Red Room
With a brilliant venue, sound system and crowd (you), the Red Room regularly hosts great local musicians, emerging stars, and even a few cult favourites
If music, open spaces and good times are your thing, UQ Union organises a range of events throughout the year that are sure to suit you perfectly
What’s on
From Eurovision parties to classical symphonies – UQ events and concerts give you every opportunity to hear music in its multitude of forms

Museums and galleries

You can find exhibitions in our on-campus museums for art, science, antiquities and anthropology

UQ Art Museum
With more than 4000 works, the UQ Art Museum is one of Queensland's most significant public art collections
Antiquities Museum
The Antiquities Museum exhibits artefacts from the ancient worlds of western Asia, Egypt, Greece and Rome
Anthropology Museum
Celebrate the culture of the Indigenous peoples of Australasia with over 19,000 artefacts and more than 6500 photographs
Physics Museum
The Physics Museum houses a collection of instruments, books and memorabilia dating back to the very beginning of UQ

Cinema and theatre

The Schonell Theatre hosts film screenings, presentations and live shows throughout the year

Keep more than your mind active at UQ

From hitting the D-floor, to balancing your studies with yoga and pilates, or seeking out a social game of dodgeball (we love dodgeball), you will have plenty of ways to keep fit, healthy and happy while you’re studying with us.

UQ Sport Venues

UQ Sport has some of Brisbane’s finest exercise facilities, and offers hundreds of sports and activities

Aquatic Centre
The UQ Sport Aquatic Centre in St Lucia has three heated pools and Gatton offers a 25m heated pool. All are open to the public
Athletics Centre
The UQ Sport Athletics Centre is at the top of its game when it comes to track and field sports facilities
Fitness Centre
The UQ Sport Fitness Centre has everything you need to keep fit, covering cardio, weight training, group fitness and indoor sports
Tennis Centre
Grab your racquet and hit one of the outdoor courts at the UQ Sport Tennis Centre. There's more than enough sunshine to go around!

So many ways to be active

Joining a team is a great way to meet new people and UQ Sport caters to all levels and abilities

UQ Union

UQ Union (UQU) is run by students, for students, and offers a range of support services to enhance your UQ experience.

There are endless ways to get involved
and meet like-minded people.

Join a UQ club or society
If you crave karaoke, yearn for yoga, or marvel at magic, consider joining a UQ club or society. With over 190 affiliated clubs and societies, there's sure to be an option to fit your passion.
Volunteering builds leadership skills that look great on your resume. You can also extend your professional and personal network while contributing to a worthy cause.
Team up with UQ Sport
Get involved with one of more than 30 different clubs and teams on St Lucia and Gatton campuses. Whichever way you like to stay active and moving, every experience level is welcome!

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