Creative Distraction Issue 16 

The UQ Economics Society is proud to announce that the 16th edition of Creative Distraction is now available in our publications section.

Creative Distraction is the UQES's premier publication, showcasing the work of high achieving students. With an academic focus, the magazine aims to promote excellence in writing, and to give students a chance to have their works published.

This edition features the following student contributions:

  • 'If Markets Are So Perfect, Why Do We Have Traffic Accidents?' - Daniel Quiggin
  • 'Contraceptive Use - An integral part of economic growth in Ghana' - Hoang Oanh Do
  • 'Medial tourism - Market drivers, determinants of demand, and its effects on public health of destination countries.' - Nhut Tan Doan

Lecturers interviewed in this edition:

  • Dr Bruce Littleboy
  • Dr Fabrizio Carmignani

If you have a paper of publishable quality and would like to help contribute to future releases of Creative Distraction please visit our publications section for more information.

UQES on board the HMAS Sydney 

Two of our executive, Karl Stacey and Gordon Owens, were lucky enough to be invited on board the HMAS Sydney last week, courtesy of the Australian Defence Force. The ADF, one of our Gold sponsors, has been very supportive of the UQES this year and currently have positions available relating to finance and other fields. Check our the opportunities available here:


BEcon Guide 2011 released 


The Bachelor of Economics Guide (BEcon Guide) is a new addition in 2011 to the UQ Economics Society's publications portfolio. 



The BEcon Guide contains:

  • Advantages, disadvantages and tips for all Economics courses

  • Grade information for most Economics courses

  • Information about Economics Majors and the Honours program

  • Tips and other miscellaneous information to help you plan your degree!

The BEcon Guide has been compiled from student feedback for the benefit of all students studying Economics courses at UQ.

If you have any suggestions on how to improve the Guide for future years please address your email to the publications team at



Heard of BEL Employment Services? 


BEL Employment Services exists to help students!
Providing services such as job search and career management services for undergraduate and postgraduate students and graduates, as well as talent sourcing service for business and industry, BEL Employment Services is a fantastic resource to students.
BEL Employment Services have recently posted a couple of videos online which provide useful advice on how to develop a professional looking cover letter and resume.
For more information please visit their website: