About UQES

UQES is all about enhancing your university experience in all areas: social, educational and professional. We aim to be your one-stop shop to make your uni years that much better. See below to learn more about our education, corporate and social events, and take a look at our Publications page to explore our range of writing pieces and podcasts!

Corporate Events

UQES is home to a large number of corporate networking events, providing students with the opportunity to learn more about the career pathways available to them and what a career in economics may look like. 

We kick off the start of every academic year with our flagship networking event, Careers & Cocktails. With over 300 students in attendance and dozens of firm representatives, this networking night in Brisbane’s CBD is not one to miss. Students get to speak to a wide variety of professionals from economics, finance, accounting, consulting, banking, and more, while also furthering their connections with their university peers. To gain a deeper understanding of the industries available to students, UQES hosts a number of intimate industry panels on campus and virtually throughout the year. For example, the Economics and Policy Panel allows students to hear from policymakers, consultants, and economists, while the Financial Markets and Services Panel provides advice from bankers, traders, and portfolio analysts. UQES aims to support members in a large number of career journeys with our diverse range of sponsors.  Other highlights on the corporate calendar include Careers & Coffee - a networking competition to learn more about your dream company 1-on-1 with one of their one representatives - Women in Finance and Economics - a night to support and hear from women in the industry - and our firm-specific events, where you can hear exclusively from one of our corporate sponsors.  Members get access to all of our corporate events throughout the year (many of which are completely free!), so check out our Sponsors and sign up today! For any questions about our corporate events, please reach out to our VP of Corporate Sponsorship at corporate@uqes.com.au

Social Events

Need a study break? UQES provides the perfect environment for relaxation and fun times with your university friends! With a full calendar of activities throughout each semester, you’ve got no excuse but to get out and meet your fellow economists. 

We like to launch every semester with our UQES Launch Party: an opportunity for all members to meet and get to know each other over a drink and a relaxing afternoon. For first years, a go-to event is the First Year Mixer where you can share a slice of pizza, mingle with the first-year cohort and meet our exec. With a number of inexpensive and free social events to start the semester, there’s no reason not to get on campus and say hi.  An obvious highlight of the year is the Annual Economics Ball, hosted in Semester 1 by UQES. It is the perfect night to celebrate the semester’s achievements and your university friendships over cocktails and canapes. Whether you love the glitz and glamour of ball gowns or the fun of a night out with your mates, the Economics Ball is an essential event for any BEL student. To keep in touch throughout the year, we also host an annual Pub Crawl, Halloween Party, poker nights, and social mixers, so we’re always keeping you entertained. For our under 18's, we’re always looking to host on campus and dry events so everyone is included, so keep an eye out for events like trivia night and picnics. Members get access to all of our social events throughout the year, so check out what’s coming up on our Facebook and sign up today!   

Education Events

UQES aims to provide members with a surplus of opportunities to discuss contemporary economic and policy issues. We invite you to engage with difficult economic discussion in our student debates, and to try putting theory into practice in our economics case competitions.

Key education events you can get involved in include the UQES x School of Economics Debate Night, where in teams, students will debate current topics with academics adjudicating, the Deloitte Access Economics and FTI Consulting competitions, where you can try yourself to solve a major economic problem, and our varying skills workshops with our corporate sponsors. To learn more about the upcoming competitions, check out our Facebook page, or head to the Events tab. These events are open to all members, so sign up today!