Engagement

Our staff and students connect with the wider community through a range of academic, outreach and industry initiatives.

We nurture our long-established links with individuals and organisations who share our passion for the environmental and biological sciences.

Contact us if you want to partner or engage with us – we'd love to hear from you.

International partner programs

We work with international institutions to develop and run bespoke study programs for their students who are interested in marine and terrestrial sciences.

Blending practical skills with a focus on laboratory, research and academic writing skills, our integrated programs equip participants with scientific skills, knowledge and expertise, and feature field trips to some of Australia and the Pacific's most unique ecosystems and environments.

Experts from our partner institutions often accompany their students to UQ and teach into the programs they help to create.

Industry and government partnerships

Collaborations with industry and government bodies are integral to our research profile.

Our partners include peak industry and development councils, private companies and NGOs within the agriculture, aquaculture, horticulture, forestry and mining sectors.

These long-established links complement the many and varied cross-collaborative projects our researchers work on within our School, and with colleagues from UQ’s centres and the wider community.

Indigenous outreach

Our researchers work closely with Indigenous groups across remote Australia to facilitate several ongoing Indigenous projects that benefit local communities and their surrounding environments.

Community and alumni e-zine

Our e-zine, BIOLinks, offers a round-up of the latest activities and accolades from our School community. We publish it twice a year.

View the latest edition, which features articles about dinosaur footprints at 'Australia's Jurassic Park' in Western Australia, the diet of the green turtle, and our Masters of Conservation Biology program.

View the previous edition

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Media engagement

Our robust and far-reaching media profile extends to newspaper and magazine articles, online publications, TV, radio and podcast interviews, social media, and appearances on popular science programs including 'Totally Wild', 'Catalyst' and David Attenborough's 'Life' series.

Our staff and postgraduate research students regularly provide expert comment on a wide range of topics and issues, including conservation and biodiversity, the health of the Great Barrier Reef, dinosaurs, crocodiles, marine parks and ocean acidification.

Visit our News pages to see a selection of our activities that have hit the headlines recently.

Media enquiries

Faculty of Science Engagement Unit
Phone: +61 7 3346 9498
Email: science.engagement@uq.edu.au

Student volunteering

Our students take part in a range of volunteering activities that enable them to build on what they learn during their studies.

Volunteers from our Idalia Recovery Organisation of Students (iROOS) run a yearly program of field trips to help protect the flora and fauna at national parks and reserves across Queensland.

Our students with an interest in ecology and marine science also regularly sign up for opportunities with an ecology or marine science focus.

High school student engagement

We're passionate about educating the next generation of science stars and enjoy close relationships with high schools.

UQ Open Days

UQ Open Days offer a taste of the UQ experience, and our workshops and information sessions provide insight into what it's like to study with the School of Biological Sciences.

We're heavily involved in UQ Open Days and invite high school students and teachers to join our activities.

Resources and tips

Find resources and tips for high school science teachers, students and parents.

Photo: Goolarabooloo Law Boss Phillip Roe and Dr Steve Salisbury (Photo by Damian Kelly)