Making connections during Connect Week: UQES top tips

20 Feb 2018

New and returning students at The University of Queensland will cross paths for the first time this week, as classes – and Connect Week – officially begin.

200Connect Week is part of the four-week #UQLife festival, UQ’s revamped orientation program to help students settle in to the academic year.

The week is designed to help students make enduring connections to social programs, to their academic cohort and to each other, helping them through their studies at UQ and beyond.

Socially, UQ students are spoilt for choice, with access to more than 200 UQU societies, clubs and associations.

Student society and association executives from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (BEL) said they would encourage BEL students to join relevant groups to stay connected.

School of Economics

Jemma Lee See, President of the UQ Economics Society (UQES), said first-year students should join the UQES to make new connections.

“We host a first-year dinner and other events specifically for first-years,” Ms See said.

UQ Economics Society. Photo credit:
UQ School of Economics Facebook.

“It’s a great way to meet new people outside of your lectures and tutorials.

“I would tell people to step out of their comfort zones and make an effort to get involved. You won’t regret it.”

Interested students can sign up for the UQES’ RedE card via Facebook. The card gives members access to some of the best deals on campus, as well as entry to UQES events.

Top social tip: “Make sure you attend all PASS classes and tutorials. There’s a lot of group work in the first couple of weeks, so you’re guaranteed to meet people. Also remember that everyone is in the same boat; just talk to the people around you and you’ll make friends.”

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