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



Borderless is back for Semester 2! Compete in collaboration with University of Exeter students on this interuniversity economic competition for your chance to win prize money. This semester, you’ll work in a real-time market platform to tackle your challenge, before presenting your findings via a video submission. Applications close 21 August.
Learn more about the broad range of employment opportunities and diversity & inclusion initiatives within each organisation.

Join BEL Global Mates

Are you a new student this semester? Join Global Mates - an exciting opportunity for new international students to experience Australian culture and meet new friends. The interactive program offers peer-based mentoring through social activities and regular catch-ups. The program is open to new international students studying in their first semester of a business, economics or law program at either an undergraduate or postgraduate level. Learn more.

Seeking students: UQ Experience Research Panel

Join the UQ Experience Research Panel and give us your feedback on UQ services and websites. You will earn gift vouchers or win prizes each time you participate!  Your insights will help us create a more enriching student experience so you can get the most out of your time at UQ. Find out what's involved or Sign-up here. 

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 


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Study opportunities

Economics Honours 2021 

Finishing up your BEcon and not sure what to do next?  The Bachelor of Economics (Hons) is an additional year of intensive study in a small-group environment that will equip you with an advanced economics toolkit to help get the edge in your career or set you up for further research. Learn more online or watch this information session.


Professor Ian Harper AOTed Evans Public Policy Lecture | 27 Aug

Hear Professor Ian Harper AO draw on his extensive policy experience in financial regulation, wages policy, competition policy and, most recently, monetary policy during the pandemic to discuss the ways in which his own approach to good economic policy-making has been shaped by the late Ted Evans' example. Register now


Free 'How to Get Jobs' Employability Webinars

These interactive workshops will give you practical tips and insights from a former recruiter about topics including Resumes and Cover Letters, Interviews, Networking and Finding Jobs.  Each goes for 60 min + Q&A time. Register now

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.

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Breaking down barriers and absorbing new ideas: what to expect from the Borderless competition

Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Economics student Yu Shuen Leong didn’t know what was ahead when he signed up for the School of Economics’ Borderless competition in Semester 1, 2020. Five weeks and several online meetings later, Yu Shuen and his University of Exeter teammates placed second in the competition. Read more.

Eminent finance leader joins UQ Economics

Investor, entrepreneur and Chairman of UK Finance Robert Wigley has been appointed as an adjunct professor at the School of Economics. Read more.

Embracing technological change is important for our economic recovery

Over the course of the 21st Century, Australia’s society and economy have undergone a process of radical transformation. Many aspects of this process will be accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessary responses. Read more.



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