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As a university, we are driven by our passion for Queensland – its people, its landscape and its innovation.

In addition to the 54,900 students currently enrolled at UQ, almost 60 per cent of UQ’s 300,000-strong global alumni community are based right here on our doorstep, in Queensland.

UQ’s Regional Roadshow aims to celebrate our students, alumni and diverse partners across the state and the impact they have in their local communities.

From August to November 2021, UQ will visit Toowoomba, the Gold Coast, Maryborough and the Sunshine Coast to listen and learn from local communities to discover more ways UQ can foster the growth, health and prosperity of communities across Queensland.

To find out how you can join the community celebrations, keep scrolling!

UQ Regional Roadshow locations:

Next stop: Gold Coast

24-25 September 2021

Aerial image of the Gold Coast buildings and the coastline at sunset

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Image credit: Adobe Stock

Picture of HOTA

Image credit: HOTA

Image credit: HOTA

UQ Gold Coast Young Alumni Drinks

Date: Friday 24 September,
Time: 5:30pm—7:30pm
: Lawn Bar, Home of the Arts (HOTA),135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise
Tickets: $15 alumni and guests or $10 for UQ students*
Inclusions: Exclusive access to UQ's VIP section of HOTA's Fridays on the Lawn, two drinks of your choice and nibbles.

UQ is heading to the Gold Coast for our Regional Roadshow and hosting drinks for young alumni at the spectacular new Home of the Arts (HOTA).

Enjoy live music on the lawn and after-hours access to explore HOTA Gallery’s exhibitions and collections. Come along with your friends or make new connections with fellow young alumni on the Gold Coast.

*100% of ticket sales will go directly to support UQ Young Achievers Scholarships

Picture from the Gold Coast

Image credit: Tourism and Events Queensland

Image credit: Tourism and Events Queensland

UQ Gold Coast Alumni Brunch

'A roadmap for economic recovery for the Gold Coast'

Date: Saturday 25 September,
Time: 9:45am for 10—11:30 am
Venue: Hydrate Bar, RACV Royal Pines Resort Gold Coast, Ross Street, Benowa
Tickets: $15 (includes sweet and savoury brunch, tea and coffee)*

Please join me for brunch and a thought-provoking panel discussion facilitated by UQ alumnus and ABC journalist, Bern Young.

UQ experts in real estate, tourism and business will discuss the shifting housing market, the future of tourism and ways to build economic resilience across the region.


- Professor Shaun Bond, finance and real estate expert
- Associate Professor Judith Mair, tourism expert 
- Professor Jolanda Jetten, resilient communities expert

*100% of ticket sales will go directly to support UQ Young Achievers Scholarships

Are you a UQ ChangeMaker living on the Gold Coast? We want to hear from you!


8-9 October 2021

Image of the Maryborough Heritage Centre

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Image credit: Adobe Stock

Sunshine Coast

19-20 November 2021

Image of the coastline at Caloundra at the Sunshine Coast in Queensland

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Image credit: Adobe Stock

Earlier this year: Toowoomba

13-14 August 2021

Image of sunrise at Picnic Point in Toowoomba with many flowers

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Image credit: Adobe Stock

Acknowledgement of Country

The University of Queensland (UQ) acknowledges the Traditional Owners and their custodianship of the lands on which UQ operates. We pay our respects to their Ancestors and their descendants, who continue cultural and spiritual connections to Country. We recognise their valuable contributions to Australian and global society.