The University of Queensland Economics Society (UQES) is a dynamic student organisation which aims to enrich the university life of its members by providing opportunities for professional development and social interaction in economics and related fields. The UQES achieves these goals through various events and initiatives designed to create value for both our members and sponsors. Founded in October 1988 as part of the Economics Society of Australia, the UQES has served the economics community for 25 years and is the only society for Economics students at the University of Queensland.
What does the UQES do?
The UQES has three main focus areas:
- Corporate networking
- Social activities
- Publications (Corporate & Social)
1. Corporate networking
The UQES provides professional development opportunities to help bridge the gap between the corporate community and the UQ student body. This serves to integrate theory and practice, allowing true ‘real world’ exposure for students and a chance for our sponsors to promote their organisation.
Our flagship event in this area is the Careers and Cocktails evening, held in semester 1 each year, which involves a meet and greet opportunity for students and corporate partners alike. We also hold a Formal Dinner in Semester 2 each year which allows for discussion, networking and topical debate in a more intimate environment than Careers and Cocktails.
2. Social activities
The UQES runs numerous social functions each year to help strengthen bonds between students and build relationships with faculty. We strongly believe in building a vibrant, inclusive and supportive community to improve the university experience for the 10,000 Business, Economics and Law students at the University of Queensland. Our key events in this area are our beginning and end of semester socials which provide an informal opportunity for our members to network and meet other students. We also participate in the UQ Sport interfaculty sporting competitions each semester.
The UQES releases a number of publications each year of a corporate and social nature. These publications are designed to help aid students plan their degree(s) and with the transition from High School to University and from University to the corporate world. For more information on our publications please visit our publications section.