Postgraduate Orientation

Welcome to your postgraduate orientation for the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS).

Welcome to HASS

Orientation is your introduction to HASS and is designed to give you the information and tools you’ll need to kick start your degree at UQ the right way. We’ve broken it down into steps for you.

To stay up to date with HASS news, events, and opportunities, follow us on HASS Socials.

All commencing HASS Postgraduate students will receive a series of emails from 18 June leading up to O-Week including registration links to attend your compulsory sessions. 

HASS Orientation Essentials

Step 1: Attend pre-orientation sessions

Get ready for a successful start to your university journey! Join our pre-orientation sessions, where you’ll learn about enrolling, timetabling, and essential systems. These pre-orientation sessions will be conducted via Zoom. Click the links below to register 

Step 2: Attend the HASS Postgraduate Welcome

The HASS Postgraduate Welcome is a networking event designed to connect you with fellow postgraduate students and introduce you to the support services available within HASS. Plus, enjoy catered refreshments! 

  • HASS Postgraduate Welcome
    5pm-7pm (AEST), Monday 15 July 2024, UQ Centre (27A), St Lucia campus
    Register to attend 

Step 3: Attend your Program Information Session

Each HASS program coordinates a Program Information Session within Orientation Week, which is compulsory for new HASS students to attend.

These sessions offer an introduction to academic life, providing insights into your specific field of study and opportunities to connect with peers and support services before starting your classes.

Find your Program Information Session here.

​​​​​​​Sessions are marked as compulsory because they offer a valuable experience for new students, but attendance is not mandatory and you won’t be penalised for not attending. Slides from the sessions will be posted on the HASS Orientation website after Orientation Week.

Step 4: Attend personalised faculty advising session

Drop-in advising sessions are available during Orientation Week (O-Week) for all commencing Undergraduate and Postgraduate students enrolled in HASS programs. Chat directly with one of our experienced Faculty Academic Administrators to help you navigate your academic journey. 

Find out more.

Step 5: Connect with other students

At university, forming connections with your peers is not just important, it’s essential to get the full UQ experience. Check out some of the programs and sessions designed to connect you with your uni mates below:

  • HASS101: Nailing your first semester
    HASS101 sessions are centred around what is important to you, whether that’s essay planning or finding the best coffee. Learn from experienced students about where to focus in your first semester, ask your burning questions, and enjoy a brief campus tour.
    10am-11.30am (AEST), Tuesday 16 , Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 July 2024, St Lucia campus
    Register to attend 

  • Get Set Mentoring Program
    The Get Set program connects new students in similar or same studies with student mentors. Get Set is a student-led program designed to help you connect, make new friends, and get to know the UQ community better. 
    Register by Monday 22 July
    Register for the program
  • Follow HASS on socials
    Stay up to date with the latest events, resources, and opportunities available to HASS students. 
    Follow HASS on socials

Useful Resources

Program Advice
Visit the HASS Program Advice page for information relevant to your program. You can also attend a drop-in advising session during O-Week to speak directly with a Faculty Academic Administrator.
Library Orientation
Join UQ Library for a series of informative sessions on navigating our libraries and technology. Learn how to access IT support, book study rooms, borrow laptops, and more.
Support for International Students
Explore the HASS support services available to international students to help you get the most out of your time in UQ and Australia.