O Week

During orientation, there are plenty of opportunities to connect with peers, QUT staff, student clubs and development opportunities.

O-Week is your chance to explore life as a QUT student, 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

Got your offer? Log in to HiQ to start your orientation.

Need help?

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

Call us, email us, or chat to us online.

Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor

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

Join us on social

Join our community to connect with new students who are also starting their university journey!

The QUT First Years Facebook group helps you get started and succeed at QUT, with insider tips from our senior students.

Orientation workshops and seminars for students

In addition to essential orientation sessions, we run a number of highly recommended sessions and social engagements during and leading in to 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.

Our skills workshops and library tours will help:

  • build your academic skills including referencing, researching and writing
  • introduce you to library spaces and study support services
  • give you a head start on building your career while you study.

Take your university experience beyond the classroom and get involved in clubs, sport, volunteering and other co-curricular programs.

Registration for most orientation activities will open from mid-December.

In the meantime you can register to attend some early orientation sessions in our events section.

Events

You must be enrolled as a student to register for these events.

7 December

Planning For Your Success

Wanting to start your university journey on the right track? Take the time to start setting some goals and make a plan for your success in your first semester.

When: 4:00pm - 5:30pm 7th December

Where: Online

10 December

Welcome Session for Mature-Aged Students

Are you returning to study? Learn practical strategies to help you build resilience, manage stress and maintain a healthy work, life and study balance.

When: 12:00pm - 1:00pm 10th December

Where: Online

14 December

Mature-Aged Student Q&A

Gain valuable knowledge and insight from three current mature-aged QUT students who come from a range of backgrounds and disciplines.

When: 12:00pm - 1:00pm 14th December

Where: Online

18 January 2021

Rural and Regional Student Q&A

Gain valuable knowledge and insight from three current students who moved from a rural or regional area to study at QUT.

When: 12:00pm - 1:00pm 18th January 2021

Where: Online

Need financial or personal support?

Whether you’re the first in your family to attend university, experiencing financial hardship, or want a bit of guidance to help you study at your full potential, we can help.

Learn more

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students

The Oodgeroo Unit invites all commencing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to our Pre-Orientation Program (POP).

Discover POP

Maori and Pasifika Students

Find a cultural network and supportive community at QUT through peer programs and engaged staff.

Learn more

What will study look like in 2021?

We are planning 2021 with a mix of on campus and online classes. Some degrees may have specifiic requirements and we will keep you updated as we know more.

Of course we'll continue to plan our activites around the evolving situation and goverment advice.

Uni social life

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.

Explore QUT student clubs

QUT Student Guild clubs

Find your strengths

Explore and enhance your capacity for leadership, discover your strengths and leadership style, and build foundations in leadership theory, skills and experience.

Get involved

Sport at QUT

QUT Sport hosts sporting competitions and social sport, as well as training for national and intervarsity events.

Sport at QUT

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

Courses

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

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

Classes

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

Preparing for university

Before your orientation, there are a few things you can do for extra advice or support and to make sure you have everything you need to start your study.

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.

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.

Get involved

POP

The Oodgeroo Unit invites all commencing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to our Pre-Orientation Program (POP).

POP 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.