Welcome to Orientation Week, Semester 1, 2020

Welcome to UQ and Semester 1, 2020! From Monday 17 February, enjoy three weeks of orientation events to get settled, get ready for your courses and meet new friends.

In this post, we will:

  • unpack Orientation week and list UQ and Library events you won't want to miss
  • introduce useful Library services that you'll use throughout your studies. 

Build an action-packed orientation

Do orientation your way! Visit the Orientation website, check out the academic and social events on offer and add a mix of things to your Orientation Plan.

UQ Orientation Week Site UQLife events

Make sure to check out:

Follow @UQLife on Facebook and @UQLife on Instagram for the latest news and events and tag #uqlife to share the fun. 

Library orientation events

Get to know the Library by coming to a tour, IT session or one of our events.

Join a library tour

One of the best ways to discover the great facilities and services we offer is to tour one or more of our libraries! Join a tour of Central Library, Dorothy Hill Engineering and Sciences Library, the Walter Harrison Law Library or Architecture and Music Library during O-week.

Add a library tour to your orientation plan. You can also check out:

Attend short IT and eLearning sessions

Want a quick overview of some of the student IT systems or the Learn.UQ (Blackboard) system before your courses start?

See the IT and eLearning sessions on offer.

New international student? Meet a librarian at the International Arrival Lounge

Chat to a librarian at the International Arrival Lounge and ask us any questions you have about the Library.

Love reading? Come to Living Book Series events

More about the Library and our services

Our libraries: collections and study spaces

We have a number of library locations across UQ campuses. 

Library opening hours

    Assignment Essentials and Digital Essentials

    Use our online modules to prepare for your studies:

    • Assignment Essentials: build your study and assignment skills
    • Digital Essentials: improve your digital skills by covering topics including UQ systems and how to communicate and collaborate online.

    Subject guides

    Subject guides are a good place to start your research. Written by our librarians, subject guides contain suggested resources in your subject area, like books, journal articles, websites and more.

    Library training

    We run free training for students throughout the semester, including:

    • Microsoft Office
    • Endnote
    • Other research-related software.

    Check our training page and sign up for courses to help you succeed.

    You also have access to LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) online training platform.


    Get assistance from Library staff

    AskUs help and information service

    Find AskUs at service points in various libraries, chat or phone us (during business hours) or ask online and we'll get back to you.

    AskUs can help you with searching, accessing resources, resources, wireless internet, borrowing, printing and more.

    Liaison Librarians

    Need research help? Contact your librarian. They can help you upskill on finding information and much more!

    Follow us on Social Media

    • You can find us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. Follow us for useful updates and to connect with more people at the University. 
    • We enjoy seeing photos of you using our libraries, studying and having fun around campus. Tag us with #uqlibrary! 
    Last updated:
    11 February 2020