New to QUT

Semester 2 O Week commences on Monday 13 July. Here's everything you need to know to get started.

O Week

During orientation, our campuses are buzzing with student clubs, food stalls, live entertainment, social activities and development opportunities.

O Week is your chance to explore campus life, and is a great time to:

  • attend orientation workshops and seminars
  • explore QUT's huge range of student clubs and societies
  • find out about opportunities to play sport at QUT, including eSports
  • get your free QUT t-shirt and semester planner
  • enjoy our famous $2 lunches.

Got your offer? Log in to HiQ for a more personalised look at your course orientation.

Need help?

HiQ is a student's first stop to find information about anything at QUT.

Call us, email us, chat to us online or drop in to HiQ to talk to a student concierge.

Join us

Join our community to get an insiders’ guide from our senior students.

The QUT First Years Facebook page helps you get started and succeed at QUT, and connects you with new students who are also starting their university journey.

POP Week

The Oodgeroo Unit invites all commencing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to our Pre-Orientation Program (POP) Week, held the week before QUT's official orientation activities.

POP week is designed to familiarise you with university life and give you the best possible start to your studies.

It's a great opportunity to meet other students in your faculty, the Oodgeroo Unit team, and other staff from across QUT.

Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor

QUT Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Sheil AO welcomes you to QUT in 2020.

Orientation workshops and seminars for students

We run essential workshops and seminars, as well as a number of recommended sessions and campus tours during O Week.

Our help sessions and uni tours include:

  • Get an introduction to QUT's technology, facilities, learning and support services with QUT101
  • Get help navigating your first semester with Explore Uni sessions
  • Join sessions on financial help, living in Brisbane and finding accommodation.

Take your university career beyond the classroom and get involved in clubs, sport, volunteering and other co-curricular programs, and learn how to study overseas with our exchange programs.

Register for workshops and more from 9 December.

Have you accepted your offer?

If your application to study at QUT is successful, you'll receive an offer.

How you respond depends upon the type of offer you receive.

Understanding your course

Once you're accepted your offer, you can enrol in your course.

Guide to enrolling


Your course is the degree or award you are enrolled in, like a Bachelor of Business.  It's also identified by a code, such as BS05.  Courses are made up of units.


Units are individual subjects you enrol in each semester. They're identifiable by a name and a code, such as BSB110 Accounting.


Each semester, you'll need to register for and attend classes for each of the units you have enrolled in.  You need to enrol in your units before you can register for classes.

Plan your studies

Finding your way on campus

Find out about getting around the university, the free QUT shuttle bus, staying safe on campus and where to find help.

More information

Studying effectively

Learn how to manage your time, lower your stress levels and find the support you need for your university life.

Our tips and advice

Support for students

Discover all the support services available to you as a QUT student.

Living in Brisbane

If you're moving to Brisbane for study, there are opportunities to get to know the city before semester starts.

Student clubs and societies

Joining a club is a great way to meet like-minded fellow students who share your interests and build lifelong friendships. We've got clubs for recreation, music, sport, social justice and heaps more, including clubs and societies connected to your course or study area.

You can meet representatives from more than 150 student clubs at O Week.

O Week social events

Start your O Week off by getting along to the social events on offer on campus. Kick off with our free Pancake Breakfast, where you can pick up inside knowledge from current students about what to expect.

Follow up with our famous $2 lunch and live music until 2pm. This is also a great opportunity to meet the many student clubs and societies on offer at QUT. Find dates and campuses for $2 lunches and pancake breakfast during O Week.

If you're new to Brisbane, you can join a free bus or walking tour - a great way to meet others keen to explore and get to know the city.

Find your strengths

QUT has opportunities to help you explore and enhance your capacity for leadership, discover your strengths and leadership style, and build foundations in leadership theory, skills and experience.

You can also find opportunities to contribute to the QUT community as a volunteer.

Find out more

Sport at QUT

QUT Sport hosts sporting competitions and social sport, as well as training for national and intervarsity events. We host social and competitive sporting clubs across range of activities, including basketball, baseball, cricket, hockey, motorsport, running, rowing, tennis and rugby.

We have fitness clubs and aquatic centres on both campuses, a multipurpose sports stadium with running track, and a tennis centre.

We also have a competitive eSports team, and support eSports players of all levels. Play at our custom-designed eSports arena, and join our award-winning team.

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