Brisbane is one of the most accessible cities in Australia with reliable transport services and bike paths with access to the University of Queensland’s campuses.
Special bikeway paths are marked across Brisbane. However, if you don’t have your own bicycle The Brisbane City Council also has a public bike share scheme called CityCycle, which is a sustainable mode of transport for anyone over the age of 17. With 24/7 access, bike stations and bikes are available within the inner city regions of Brisbane, including the UQ St Lucia campus.
For more details and subscriptions, refer to citycycle.com.au.
The University of Queensland encourages cycling as an alternative to driving and has bicycle storage rooms, parking stands, showers and bicycle repair stations across the campus. If you’re new to cycling or want to build up your confidence before using it as your main mode of transport UQ Sustainability and Brisbane City Council’s Cycling Brisbane are offering free bicycle workshops to staff and students in 2016.
For more information on UQ’s bike racks, facilities, cycle routes, tips and maps click here.
Translink is the public transport system, consisting of bus, train and ferry services, operating across South East Queensland. Services are provided from the whole of Brisbane all the way to neighbouring cities such as the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast.
A Translink goCard is an electronic ticket that is used to travel on TransLink bus, train, ferry, and tram services across South-East Queensland. Fares are deducted automatically after each journey you complete and need to be topped up with money either online or fare machines. As a tertiary student a 50% concession fare is available on all TransLink public transport services. To receive the concession fare you must apply online for the fare to be activated on your go card. To be eligible for the tertiary concession fares you must meet Translink’s eligibility criteria, which you can view here.
Translink Journey Planner
Use Translink’s Journey Planner to find what public transport can take you from your starting point to your destination. Download the app to your phone and save your favourite routes – it will come in handy.
Getting to Campus
The St Lucia campus has two main bus stops and an adjoining ferry service, CityCat:
- • Chancellor’s Place, linking to the Northern Suburbs and the City;
- • The UQ lakes bus stop, with buses linking to the Southern Suburbs and the City and;
- • The CityCat can be reach nearby the UQ Lakes entry
PACE can be accessed from the PA Hospital busway station. Buses from UQ Lakes and the City will take you to the PA Hospital. This campus can also be reached by train to the Dutton Park train station or you can walk from UQ St Lucia (which would take about 25 minutes). View more information.
Herston campus can be reached by bus from the UQ Lakes bus stop. Use the Translink Journey Planner app or website search fields to determine the best route.
Gatton campus can be accessed from the Rosewood train station where passengers are then transported by buses run by Greyhound* to the centre of the Gatton campus. Gatton is also accessible by an inter-campus during semester. To secure your seat on the bus or contact the Intercampus Bus Service click here.
Free Inter-campus buses are available for all UQ students and staff. These buses link St Lucia and Gatton cam-puses. A St Lucia-Long Pocket shuttle is also available for students and staff.
For timetables, maps and full details please refer to this guide.
For more details on transport facilities in University of Queensland, refer to click here.
All campuses have parking however, it is extremely limited between 8am and 2pm and you will be required to pay or present a parking permit. View parking details and fees.
Taxi services are very reliable in Brisbane and these services can get you very safely to and from places. You can call 13 19 24 or 13 32 22 or use the taxi rank on the St Lucia campus. Click here for exact locations.
Plan your time
Expect to spend roughly 15 to 20 hours on a 1000 to 2000 word assignment. This time is usually best spent over a few weeks.
It is often wise to work on more than one assignment at a time.
It is common for students to spend all their time on the first assignment that is due, and as the semester goes on to find that there is less time available to spend on assignments that are due later. If later assignments are worth more marks or require more work than earlier ones, you may find that you do not have enough time to do justice to these assignments. Thus, your marks may be more of a reflection of your time management than your ability.
Manage your assignments
- Put aside some time each week to work on assignments for each subject.
- Assign yourself a small part of the assignment writing process each week.
- Use a semester planner
- Write in the weeks of the semester and the courses that you are doing.
- Assign parts of the writing task to each subject each week.
Think about all the steps that will be involved in completing the task. The steps in the assignment writing process will be sufficient for some assignments, but for tasks that involve group work or making a PowerPoint, for example, you will need to make time for meetings or making slides and rehearsing your presentation.
Here is an example of how you might manage your assignment load: