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UQ Student Services

Whether it's managing your studies, navigating around campus, finding a place to live or becoming accustomed to Australian culture – there are a lot of new experiences and "first times" coming your way when starting at university. UQ Student Services can guide you through a smooth transition into life at UQ and continue to assist at all stages of your program.  

International Student Services

See International Student Support for information, advice, and help settling into life in Australia. You can access help from either inside or outside of Australia.

UQ Indigenous Student Services

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit provides a range of professional services and academic support for indigenous students wanting to come to UQ and while on campus.

The ATSIS Unit works closely with the Faculties, Schools, Central Units and the wider UQ community to provide a range of professional services and academic support for UQ’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. From pre-enrolment through to graduation, The ATSIS Unit can provide assistance with:

  • Admission to UQ, including information on UQ’s range of tertiary programs, pre-enrolment preparation programs and alternative entry pathways.
  • Orientation for new students to assist with the transition to University life and study.
  • Advice on scholarships, prizes, cadetships and student support payments.
  • Learning support and advice, including workshops, group sessions, tutorial sessions and individual consultations.

Student stories and experiences

Sorogo is from Thursday Island in the Torres Strait. He's studying biomedical science at UQ. In this video, he talks about his experience of coming to uni and his advice to other indigenous students.


Knowledge-Making in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


Available from Week 2 of classes

For academic and study tips, as well as sample Exemplar Assignments from HASS Peer Mentors and contact details.

How to access the Knowledge-Making site:

  • From Week 2 of classes, students enrolled in first-year HASS courses can log onto the Blackboard Welcome page at  Then click on the site link Knowledge-Making in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences under the My Communities heading.
  • If the link is not available on your BlackBoard welcome page, click on the self-enrol link  and enter your UQ student login.
  • To return to the site later, log onto the Blackboard Welcome page as noted above

BA First Year Community Site


Visit the BA First Year Community site for information about getting started, choosing courses and majors.  The site includes:

  • Course Planner – to assist selecting first year courses
  • My Majors
  • Achieving success in your first year
  • Study Tips
  • Your Library
  • Career Pathways
  • Where to find assistance

How to access the BA First-Year Community site:

  • Log onto the Blackboard Welcome page.  Then click on the link under the My Communities heading.

Undergraduate Student Experience Project

In 2016, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences undertook a six-month project to explore undergraduate student retention and employability in partnership with current students.

Our findings and resources are here