Student groups and committees

Get the most out of university by getting involved - and joining a student committee or society.

Our past and present students run and are members of a range of school and UQ committees and social societies.

By joining up, you'll not only enhance your UQ experience but also get the chance to network as you transition to working life.

Student Consultative Committee

The Student Consultative Committee is a forum led by students to gather feedback and suggestions for School operations, facilities and course development. All items raised by students are treated as confidential.

To raise an item with the Student Consultative Committee, email the members of the SCC

2019 Student Representatives

Nakita Cally, Bachelor of Environmental Science
Emily Conn, Bachelor of Environmental Management
Laura Harvey, Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning
Sheran Hewa, Bachelor of Environmental Management
Genia Hill, Master of Environmental Management
Javi Jara, Master of Environmental Management
Cassandra Malley, Bachelor of Science (Hons): Geography
Giselle Pickering, Bachelor of Science (Hons): Geography
Cameron See, Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning
Hannah Smith, Bachelor of Science: Geography
Victoria Wilson, Master of Environmental Management 

Meetings and minutes

The committee meets regularly throughout semester times.

You can download the minutes from recent meetings.

2019 minutes

Minutes: Monday 15 April 2019 (PDF, 112kB)
Minutes: Monday 24 April 2019 (PDF, 346kB)


HDR student committees

Our HDR student committees include:

  • HDR Advisory Committee
  • HDR student representatives
  • HDR Social Group Committee.

To find out about our committees, email

Organisation of Planning Students (OOPS)

OOPS targets its events to undergraduate and postgraduate town planning students, and a number of our events also suit environmental management and real estate development students.

Our main focus is to provide social and professional events that are highly relevant, as well as enjoyable.

Joining OOPS will give you a chance to get involved with the School and wider UQ communities, develop links with staff and add weight to your CV.

Find OOPS on Facebook for more information.

Geography and Environmental Management Society (GEMS)

We're a student-run society and aim to connect students, academics and industry.

All students with an interest in geography, planning and environmental management are welcome to join GEMS.

We deliver professional and social events throughout the semester and assist in preparing UQ students for sustainable futures.

Our varied events include:

  • barbecues and pancake days
  • trivia nights
  • sporting events, including touch rugby league, rugby and netball matches
  • environmental volunteering, such as tree-planting days
  • trips to locations including Moreton Island, Noosa National Park and Mount Warning
  • research seminars
  • industry nights.

Our $10 membership fee is tax deductible and goes towards discounted activities.

We're affiliated with and supported by the UQ Union.

Find GEMS on Facebook for more information.

UQ Geoscience Society

We're a student-run organisation open to current, past and prospective UQ geology students and staff. 

We run a range of regular social and networking events, and provide School- and course-specific information.

Our activities include:

  • networking events
  • industry nights
  • trivia and movie nights
  • sausage sizzles
  • evening balls.

We also keep our members informed about:

  • course information
  • equipment and field trips
  • careers fairs
  • employment opportunities.

Find the UQ Geoscience Society on Facebook for more information.

UQ Health & Safety Student Society (HSSS)

HSSS is run by OHS students, for OHS students.

Our aim is to be a forum that allows all BOHSSc (Hons) and MOHSSc students at UQ a chance to network.

We stage a range of regular social events, including pub crawls and Harry Potter evenings, as well as networking events such as the recent Safe Work Month Breakfast, and industry evenings with reps from local and overseas companies.

Find the UQ Health & Safety Society on Facebook.

UQ student clubs and societies

Boost your social life while you study and join a UQ club or society.

UQ has more than 190 affiliated clubs and societies, boasting a combined membership of more than 35,000 students.

From the Harry Potter Alliance and Pokemon Fan Club of UQ to the Indonesian Student Association and the UQ Yacht Club, there's sure to be an option to match your interests and offer you chances to mix with likeminded people.

Find a UQ club or society