Our public visitors are just as important as our students. We host a range of events and activities for members of the general community to come and experience humanities and social sciences on campus:

  • public lectures
  • film festivals
  • language and cultural festivals
  • short courses
  • concerts, and
  • theatre performances.

Archaeology Experience

The School of Social Sciences' one-hour Archaeology Experience is popular with a wide range of social groups and ages. Participants are 'hands-on',  excavating and analysing artefacts including stone, bone, metal and glass. The Archaeology Experience has been developed, and is facilitated by, UQ archaeology experts.

Continuing Professional Development

A number of Schools in the Faculty offer professional development courses for a range of groups.

Community Access Program

Study at the University of Queensland without being enrolled in a degree. Through the Non-Award Study Program you have the opportunity to enrol in individual courses without undertaking a whole degree and without the need to apply through QTAC. Some students use the assessed non-award courses as part of an application for admission through QTAC and improve their tertiary entrance rank.

Concert series

Each semester, the School of Music hosts a concert program which is free for the public to attend. Concerts are held on campus, either in the UQ Art Museum or in the Nickson Room, and on Sundays in the Long Room at Customs House. At the end of each semester, the School also hosts its end of semester performance at QPAC Concert Hall. Visit the School of Music website for upcoming concerts.

Brisbane Writers Festival

UQ is a proud partner of the Brisbane Writers Festival. Each year, the Faculty supports a number of events both on campus and as part of the main festival programing on the South Bank.

Geoffrey Rush Drama Studio

The Geoffrey Rush Drama Studio was re-named in 2010, in recognition of the UQ graduate who now wears acting's coveted "Triple Crown" of Academy, Emmy and Tony Awards. The Studio hosts a lively program of student productions that support the Drama curriculum. Visit the School of Communication and Arts for upcoming and past productions.

Institute of Modern Languages

You don’t have to be a full-time student to learn a language at UQ. Choose from over 30 languages at the Institute of Modern Languages (IML), with most offering courses from beginner to advanced levels. Need a translator or interpreter? IML has experts in 75 languages ready to translate your documents. Nationally accredited interpreters offer over-the-phone and face-to-face services.

JAC Radio

Listen to Brisbane’s own student digital radio station JACradio anytime on your iPhone, iPod Touch or other portable device. Just plug in JACradio's direct streaming. While we’re training the next generation of radio programmers, editors and announcers, we’re also informing and entertaining the community with a distinctive mix of new music from local, independent and emerging artists.

Contact magazine provides an overview of UQ’s learning, discovery and engagement activities.