Getting Started Habits of Highly Successful Students

The Student Charter

  1. Treat others with courtesy and respect.
  2. Respect the opinions of others and deal with disagreements in a rational manner
  3. Treat others in a fair and respectful manner regardless of individual differences (gender, religion, ethnicity, age, sexuality or physical and mental disability.
  4. Respect the privacy of other members of the UQ community
  5. Not engage in conduct which disrupts the teaching, learning or research of others.
A fork in the road

Imagine that you are walking, and you come upon a fork in the road.

Which path will you take?

motivation, priority, change, attendance, support

The 5 Stepping Stones of Success

Successful students:

  1. Are committed, motivated and have clear goals.
  2. Prioritise their studies and plan their study.
  3. Embrace opportunities to change and grow.
  4. Attend class.
  5. Ask for and accept support when needed.

Activity Centres

Stepping Stone 1: Motivation and Goals

  • Let's consider our goals and the challenges we face in achieving them.

Stepping Stone 2: Preparation and Priorities

  • You have limited time to select 5 items as a group. What will you prioritise? Will you survive?

Stepping Stone 3: Embracing and Making Change

  • Build stories for your character from a deck of cards.
Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.

Goal Setting and Time Management

The best way to combat procrastination is to have a plan.

Stepping Stone 4: Attendance

Attendance is critical for your success at UQ College

Miss class and you:

  • miss out on one to one guidance from your teachers.
  • miss out on assessment hints and tips.
  • sabotage your chances of success.
  • ensure that you have even more work to do at home.

But let us know if you're not going to make it to class.

Treat your studies like you would treat your job and respect your teachers, by being accountable for your absences.

Just turn up. It's the best thing you can do for yourself.

Stepping Stone 5: Support

Everyone's life journey has bumps along the way, and handling them on your own can be challenging. When you are feeling tired or overwhelmed, ask for help.

UQ College

Student Support Officer

  • Dedicated support person during your studies
  • Help you navigate UQ support services
  • Connect with UQ services, clubs and societies..

Learning Support Workshops

We all have areas of strength and weakness. Commit yourself to a workshop now.


Student Services

Building 21D | Ph: 3365 1704 | https://my.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/student-support

Free and confidential services for UQ College Students

  • Diversity, Disability and Inclusion
  • Counselling and Self-Help Resources
  • Learning workshops and one on one support
  • Accommodation advice
  • Multi-faith chaplaincy

UQ Union

  • Student Advocacy and Support
  • Proof-reading services
  • Morning Marnalade and Kampus Kitchen
  • Food and beverage discounts


  • Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander support
  • Admissions and scholarships
  • Academic Support
  • Study spaces

UQ Ally Program

  • Visible network of LGBTQI+ allies.
  • Look out for the rainbow triangle!

Get involved

Conencting with others on campus, getting involved in activities, doing this contributes to your university experience and ultimately, to your success.

  • UQ Volunteering
  • UQ events
  • Clubs & societies

UQ College runs events through the trimester.

Welcome Lunch

22/01/2019 1 - 2 p.m. UQ Community Garden