eCorner

eCorner is your one-stop-shop for events, scholarships, news and more - specifically collated in a digestible format for current UQ Economics students.

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This year Three Minute Thesis (#3MT) is going virtual, which means you can check out the awesome research happening right here at the School of Econmics from the comfort of your own home. Competitor's entries will be played on Zoom and the winner announced on 17 June.
Want to team up with other UQ students for the chance to win $10,000? Registrations are now open for the 2020 #TransformLaw KWM Prize (which is not just for law students!). Participate in an incubator-style program, be mentored by legal, tech and business experts, get a crash-course in entrepreneurship and pitch your idea.

Borderless: round three winners

Earlier this year, a number of UQ Economics students paired up with students from National Chengchi University and participated in groups to address an economic issue surrounding the relationship between Australia and Taiwan. Check out the winners now.

Student Staff Liaison Committee

How are you finding study online? Be sure to inform your Student-Staff Liaison Committee about any concerns you have, or events you'd like to see during this unprecedented time. Get in touch via their contact form and leave an anonymous message for your student reps.

Other life & wellbeing opportunities 

The UQLife Virtual Village | Join the village now. 

 

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Events

In most aspects of life, COVID-19 has led to increased regulation, more state intervention and a general tightening of the rules. Healthcare regulation, however, seems to buck this trend. Since the onset of the pandemic, healthcare policies have been allowed to loosen and shifts in enforcement have expedited the use of new technology, devices and even unapproved drugs.
UQ Law School is calling on UQ undergraduate students (from all disciplines) to team up and develop innovative proposals that use technology to solve a problem or issue in law for the Transform Law KWM Prize 2020. This online session will feature a fireside chat with last year's winning team as well as a presentation and Q&A session by the organisers. Open to all interested.

Study opportunities

Three Minute Thesis (#3MT)

HDR students, ever tried explaining your research to someone and see their eyes glaze over? Maybe you should enter the 2020 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition? This year Three Minute Thesis (#3MT) is going virtual, which means there's no live audience. Instead, the competitor's entries will be played on Zoom and the economics winner will be announced on 17 June. Add it to your calendar now or register to compete.

Your Library Liaison

Not all heroes wear capes. And in these trying times, it's heroes like Debbie (your Library Liaison) who will hook you up with the goods to get you through this online period. If you're having difficulty accessing any course or research resources drop a line via chat at the library website. Alternatively, contact Debbie via email.

Other programs

InsideSherpa Virtual Internships | Ongoing

Fulbright Scholarships | 6 July (postgrad and HDR students)

NEXSTEP was voted 2017’s most innovative internship program by goabroad.com for its Virtual Internship Initiative. NEXSTEP offer a range of virtual internship opportunities over a wide array of sectors including: Business, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Marketing, Advertising and PR, and Online Education.
Read the UQES Blog now. Lower Paid but Happier: A Review of the Observed Impacts of Graduating in a Recession.
The impacts of COVID-19 have left global economies reeling. The domestic economy, faltering even before the pandemic, now faces the virtual certainty of a protracted recession.

Employability

UQ Careers Directory 

Our new online careers directory is tailored specifically for BEL students and brings you the best internships and graduate programs in Australia. Search for the top employers and career opportunities by industry or degree, find valuable info to help you know where to apply, and check out the employer profiles and graduate reviews. Explore the UQ Careers Directory.

Employability consultations

Have all your employability questions answered by an Employability Specialist without stepping on campus. Book in your preferred time and discuss anything from resume advice to graduate jobs. Book now.

Virtual Employers@BELSET | Ongoing

Want to have a potential employer to yourself for 15 minutes? Meet with an industry professional online to build your network and ask any questions you like including tips on their recruitment process. New sessions and employers are continually added, so check back regularly to make a booking

 

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Resources

UQ Financial Hardship support

UQ has recently increased funding, allowing more students to access support. Apply for assistance

Accessing food and groceries

If you are self-isolating or unable to obtain basic essentials, there are a number of ways you can get access to these items from supermarket deliveries, meal delivery services and UQ Help Hampers. Learn more.

Bulk billed health consults

UQ Health Care is working hard to support the health of our community including bulk billed and phone appointments. Book your appointment now.

Other useful resources [external]

Information for rental issues | RTA educational resources

Australian Government (financial hardship) | Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and support

Australian Government’s Department of Health WhatsApp Channel | Sign up for alerts

Other useful resources [internal to UQ]

The BEL Student Employability Team | Help with finding employment, career planning, connecting with industry and building their employability skills during this time. 

BEL International Services Unit | International undergraduate students in their first semester at UQ can contact their advisers for advice or assistance.

BEL Student Experience Team | Advice for domestic undergraduate students, and international undergraduate students in their second semester or beyond.

Postgraduate administration officers | Advice for all domestic and international postgraduate students.

UQ Virtual Village | A virtual space that brings everyday connections into one platform to help students transition their study and social life online.

UQ Union | Advocacy and support.

Counselling, accommodation and financial support | Access a range of support via my.UQ

UQ Union Financial First Aid | Apply for assistance.

During this challenging time UQ is working with our supermarkets to source and deliver hampers of basic supplies for our students in self isolation for a small fee. These hampers can be delivered to your door by the UQ Community daily.
Finding it hard to maintain focus and get out of bed for class? Here’s some hot tips for getting the most out of Zoom.

Procrastination corner

Lockdown playlists for every mood, part one: chosen by Jarvis Cocker, Haim and Lianne La Havas 

Music stars pick soundtracks to get you through the next phase, for when you’re feeling angry, in need of a boost - or ready for a dance. Find out more.

The Economist: Insight Hour Series

Check out The Economist's virtual series events, Insight Hour. Offering webinars on a range of topics, you're sure to find something interesting or entirely new! Discover more.

Australia's balancing act with China, and the woman who became chief of staff to the Prime Minister at 22

Listen to Peter Varghese, University of Queensland Chancellor and former secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on ABC News.

Australia's gas and electricity producers push back on government intervention

Read Professor John Quiggin discuss how far behind Australia is on the clean energy front. Read now.

Lower Paid but Happier: A Review of the Observed Impacts of Graduating in a Recession (UQES) 

The impacts of COVID-19 have left global economies reeling. The domestic economy, faltering even before the pandemic, now faces the virtual certainty of a protracted recession. Read the UQES Blog now.

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Download some of the best Zoom backgrounds for those pesky meetings.

Video conferencing services are becoming hugely popular, as they allow you to virtually meet with others when in-person conversations aren't possible. For Zoom, this has led to the discovery of its virtual background feature..... check them out now.

 

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