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 16 branches, 24/7 study spaces and millions of physical and digital resources, UQ students have access to 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
Student Services is on every campus and offers support in everything from disability, study and accommodation to social activities and counselling
Food and coffee
Whether you're chasing a caffeine fix or looking for somewhere to unwind, our campuses are home to many quality cafes, restaurants and eateries
Banks and post offices
ATMs are on every campus, and St Lucia also has ANZ, Bank Australia and Commonwealth Bank branches on campus, along with a post office
Health services
UQ Health Care is a fully accredited general practice that provides comprehensive and confidential health services for UQ students at St Lucia and Gatton
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.
Campus security
With our 24-hour security patrols and a safety program created specifically for UQ campuses, you can feel safe and secure whenever you're 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!

Gigs, performances and exhibitions

The humanities, art galleries, museums, live performance, music and theatre all flourish at UQ. We're a community that celebrates student engagement with arts and culture.


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 classic Australian sports like rugby, cricket and AFL, to yoga, pilates and dodgeball, you'll have plenty of ways to keep fit, healthy and happy while you’re at UQ

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

Student events and activities

UQ Union will keep your social calendar buzzing – after all, what's a university experience without some truly magnificent memories?

Along with socialising with your fellow students, there's also a range of industry nights for career development and free student breakfasts during semester. Plus, you can always find a sausage sizzle on campus – we use any excuse to have one.

Get an education. And a life. We wouldn't have it any other way.

UQ Union

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

Find your tribe!

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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