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.

To raise an item with the Student Consultative Committee, email our team

Meetings and minutes

The committee meets regularly throughout semester times.

You can download the minutes from recent meetings.

2016 minutes

Minutes: Wednesday 25 October 2016 (PDF, 107kB)

Minutes: Wednesday 14 September 2016 (PDF, 112kB)

Minutes: Thursday 26 May 2016 (PDF, 96.4kB)

Minutes: Wednesday 23 March 2016 (PDF, 98.4kB)

RHD student committees

Our RHD student committees include:

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

To find out about our committees, visit our RHD student support pages in Learn.UQ (Blackboard) (requires UQ login).

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