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Clubs & Societies

UQ Students across all campuses have the opportunity to join social, sporting, academic and special interest clubs and societies. While there are frequent changes and additions to the ranks of our clubs due to the transition of interested students through their studies, the clubs and societies that are currently active at UQ Gatton Campus include:

University of Queensland Union (UQU)

UQU is the hub of student life at the University of Queensland!

We represent the interests of UQ students and run independent services and events to enhance your student experience, including Student Help On Campus (SHOC). As an independent body, UQU represent students on all important university committees to ensure your voice is heard on all university matters.

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Gatton Students Association (GSA)

Agribusiness Association

Interests: Professional Networking, Industry engagment, Agriculture, Food production, Farming

Membership Fees: N/A

The UQ Agribusiness Association is a group that represents the entire agribusiness cohort at UQ and links them with industry and opportunities in the agribusiness sector.


Animals, People and Plants Living Ethically (A.P.P.L.E)

We’re a group of students interested in looking at the ethical problems that arise when humans, animals, plants and the environment interact.

We believe no ethical dilemma can be solved by looking at it in isolation of a wider network of factors. For instance, how can one make steps towards conservation of wildlife populations if one doesn’t take into account human culture, agriculture and ecology?

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Anime and Manga Club Gatton

Interests: Socializing, Anime, Manga

Membership Fees: $5 p.a.

Club which focuses on students interests of Anime, Manga, comics and other similar topics

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnimeMangaClubGatton/

Gatton Black Pigs Rugby Club

Gatton International Students Association (GISA)

Interests: Networking, socializing

Membership Fees: $5 p.a.

A non-profit association managed by international students in UQ Gatton Campus. We organise excursion, welcome party, multicultural festival, food-drink selling and  performances for all international students to enjoy, relax and socialise.

Website: http://uqgisa.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uqgisa

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUx-aNI3_adkR6DfEZOLvig

Email: uqgisa2@gmail.com

UQ Agriculture Postgraduate Association

UQAPA aims to cultivate the professional network of agriculture postgraduate students and provide opportunities for professional development and promotion of outstanding research projects.

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UQ Equestrian Club

Only recently established, the Equestrian Club endeavors to reestablish the proud equestrian history across all UQ campuses. UQ had successful and competitive polocrosse and stock horse showing teams powered by UQ Gatton campus bred horses. As times changed, the Equestrian sport was deprioritised and lay dormant... until now.

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UQ Gatton Arts and Music Society (UQGAMS)

This group will strive to include many different aspects of the arts, as to give anyone and everyone the chance to get involved where their strengths lie. Even if you think you might not be any good, it will give you the chance to be part of something special and is an awesome opportunity to push yourself as an artist. It will make your time at uni even more amazing than it already is by getting to know fellow students on campus.

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UQ Gatton Past Students' Association Inc

UQ Gatton Past Students' Association Inc. is open to all past students and staff from throughout the Campus' history as the Queensland Agricultural College, Queensland Agricultural High School and College and The University of Queensland Gatton Campus.

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UQ Gatton Residents Club

All students living in Halls are members of the Resident’s Club. The role of the Resident’s club is to provide you with enriching social, cultural and sporting activities to help you meet people, consolidate friendships, try new experiences and have fun! The Resident’s Club is an elected Committee of residents who are passionate about enriching Halls life. The Resident’s club have been busy all summer planning and organising Orientation Week and a selection of exciting events and activities throughout the year for the benefits of the residents of the Halls. They do this for nothing more than the reason of wanting to make college as exciting and dynamic for residents as possible.

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UQ South Pacific Islander Association

The very first of its kind, UQSPIA welcomes any and all to celebrate, recognise and enjoy the wonders that Pacific Island culture holds!

Whether you are Samoan, PNG, Maori, Tuvaluan, Chinese, French, we’d love for you to be a part of our journey on campus here at UQ through a large range of activities and events.

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UQ Wildlife Association

UQG Equine Association

Interests: Sporting, socialising, networking

Membership: $20 p.a.

You are not required to be taking any equine subjects to participate in this club. It is solely a social club for all who enjoy horses and ponies. Various ridden events are held, along with many fun non-ridden events, throughout the year.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/211951045488062/?ref=br_tf

UQG Netball Club

UQG Plant Science Society

Interests: Socialising, Networking, Support.

Membership Fees: $2 p.a.

The Plant Science Society allows all students studying any plant type degree or interested in plants to come together and interact. Guest speakers and social events occur frequently throughout the year with support from all members in subjects and careers.

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/uqplantsciencesociety/

UQU Association of Postgraduate Students

Interests: Networking and Socialising

Membership Fees: N/A

An association for Postgraduate Students at UQ (St. Lucia), this is a society to meet, network and grow relationships with likely minded and fellow postgraduate students. Events throughout the year are both formal and informal.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uqaps/

Email: aps@uq.edu.au

UQVSA Pathology Club

Vet Students Association (VSA)

The UQVSA aims to provide a professional voice of representation for the UQ Veterinary Science student body. It is our aim to support the students while ensuring they graduate with not only an excellent education but also a rewarding and enriched university experience.

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Vet Wildlife Special Interest Group

Veterinarians in One Health (VOH)

One health is the interface of human, animal and environmental health.

One health holds discussions in health related fields including topics like cultural competency/ animal health work in indigenous communities, zoonoses, biosecurity and career opportunities for vets and vet students interested in One Health. We promote student attendance at conferences, host field days and are launching a student trip to Brazil that we would like to make an annual event. If you are interested in international affairs, the weird and whacky places vet can take you, and keen to improve the health and welfare of humans and animals around the world we'd love for you to join us!

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Veterinary Science Postraduate Association (VeSPA)

VeSPA provides support to all animal and veterinary science postgraduate students regarding both academic and social aspects of their degree and life.

We frequently hold seminars for students to present in a relaxed postgrad environment and hold a number of social events during the year where both staff and students attend.

The executive committee is available to discuss postgraduate life throughout the year and we encourage relationships among varying research topics to develop academic and technical learning.

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Veterinary Technology Association

Vets Beyond Borders UQ Student Chapter

Vets beyond borders student chapter aims to help raise money and awareness for our parent group Vets beyond borders that do amazing veterinary and animal related public health work in developing areas of the Asia-Pacific.

We also aim to provide students with information to assist them in planning overseas expeditions that focus on providing animal health and welfare assistance overseas.

Vets beyond borders student chapter aims to help raise money and awareness for our parent group Vets beyond borders that do amazing veterinary and animal related public health work in developing areas of the Asia-Pacific.

We also aim to provide students with information to assist them in planning overseas expeditions that focus on providing animal health and welfare assistance overseas.

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