A meeting of curious minds

They look like any other tourists walking along the sand on Lady Musgrave Island, off the southern Queensland coast. But award-winning University of Queensland scientist Dr Sonia Shah and Bundaberg State High School student Cadence Taylor are working on something much bigger.

18 July 2022
Dr Sonia Shah and Cadence Taylor sitting on a log on a beach with the ocean in the background

Sore throats suck. Do throat lozenges help at all?

Sore throat is a common symptom of COVID and its newer variants. And of course, many sore throats are caused by viral colds or flu, so they can be treated at home. The most common treatment is probably throat lozenges – but do they really work any better than sucking on a hard lolly?

15 July 2022
Packets of red coloured throat lozenges on a white background. Adobe
A young woman in a graduation cap and gown holds a netball and leans against a column in the St Lucia Great Court

After 11 years of juggling the demands of an elite sporting career with study, Queensland Firebird Gabi Simpson has been acknowledged for her hard work and success, graduating from The University of Queensland as valedictorian.

15 July 2022
A woman scientist in a laboratory

Australian researchers may be a step closer to preventing Type 1 diabetes after identifying a crucial protein that could prevent the autoimmune disease from taking hold.

14 July 2022
A young woman faces the camera wearing graduation robe and cap, smiling. She is holding a bunch of flowers.

Naomi Sweasey changed the direction of her UQ Bachelor of Arts degree after an "enthralling" elective subject in her first semester.

14 July 2022

The Australian Research Council (ARC) has today awarded three major grants to The University of Queensland to establish two new industrial research hubs and a training centre.

13 July 2022
Forgan Smith buildig at UQ

The University of Queensland will invest $50 million over seven years increasing research capabilities to address the most pressing health and medical challenges at the same time as creating economic opportunities.

13 July 2022
A woman with her arms crossed

The Academic Director of The University of Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit Professor Tracey Bunda has been appointed to the Australasian Strategic Advisory Board (ASAB) of charity Advance HE.

13 July 2022

Michaela Gyasi-Agyei has always had a love of learning. The University of Queensland Bachelors of Economics / Laws (Honours) graduate remembers spending just a few weeks in Grade One at her Rockhampton primary school before she was moved to the...

13 July 2022
A man in a blue shirt in a garden

The University of Queensland’s newly appointed Professor of Protected Cropping has big plans to reshape farming in Queensland.

11 July 2022
Carissa Horsey, a young woman, standing and smiling next to her light-coloured horse in a field

It may have taken a decade, but Carissa Horsey has finally found her true calling. The Ipswich born and raised Bachelor of Agricultural Science graduate didn’t think university was for her when she finished high school in 2011.

11 July 2022

Daniel Dunn was just 14-years-old when he started his first business - eight years and five business ventures later he graduates this week from the University of Queensland Bachelor of Advanced Business Honours.

11 July 2022
Lorelle Holland wearing a colourful dress and a black, red and yellow sash. She is standing in front of an Aboriginal, Australian, and Torres Strait Islands flag.

Lorelle Holland describes herself as a disruptor. The proud Mandandanji woman and University of Queensland PhD candidate is relatively new to academia but is already making her mark.

8 July 2022