Resources for current students

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work (NMSW) wishes you every success with your studies. Please find below information and resources which will assist you throughout your program.

The School’s Student Administration Team is here to support and assist you during your program and provides the following services to students:

  • General enquiries on all aspects of your study
  • Monitors enrolment
  • Assists with changes to enrolment, such as intermission, modified programs
  • Assists with timetabling issues
  • Monitor and collection of program requirement documentation
  • Assists with professional registration

my.UQ student portal

my.UQ is your one-stop-shop for information and services throughout your study at UQ. It brings together all the online resources students use at UQ on one dashboard. From here you can:

  • access systems; such as student email, Learn.UQ (Blackboard), InPlace, and mySI-net
  • access information; such as assessment and examinations, progress and results, integrity and conduct, complaints and appeals, etc.

Assessment

Electronic course profiles contain all the information you need to know about a course, including the aims and objectives and associated learning and assessment activities. They are available online when classes begin. You can find them by searching for your course on the courses and programs website. Once you have enrolled in a course you will also have access to the full course profile in mySI-net.

Other useful links are as follows:

Assessment Guide: provides an overview of the assessment requirements in NMSW with emphasis on written assessments.

Applying for an extension: information on eligibility and procedure for extensions of assessment due date.

Deferring an exam: information on eligibility and procedure for deferring mid and end of semester examinations.

Supplementary assessment: information on supplementary assessment.

Student Charter: information on student's rights and obligations including regards to matters of assessment.

Enrolment

You will be able to enrol via UQ’s online enrolment system (mySI-net) with the username and password issued by UQ’s Information Technology Services. For more information on enrolment see Enrol Online on the Starting at UQ website. Enrolment opens before the start of semester, and you are encouraged to enrol as early as possible.

Refer to the course list for your program for the full enrolment pattern. This can be found in the ‘what you can study’ section within your program details.

Important UQ dates can be found on the Academic Calendar. Classes start the week commencing:

Summer semester, 2017:              Monday 27 November

Semester 1, 2018:                         Monday 19 February

Semester 2, 2018:                         Monday 23 July

Summer semester, 2018:              Monday 26 November

Credit for previous study

If you have completed relevant, previous studies you may be eligible for credit towards a UQ program. Find out more about credit here and also by reading the Faculty's Credit Guidelines. If you have completed previous studies, search the Credit Precedence Database to see if similar credit has been previously assessed. Credit applications are processed by the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences.  The Faculty receives a large volume of credit transfer requests at the beginning of each semester and therefore we urge you to submit your credit application as soon as possible once you have accepted a place in your program.

Faculty resources

The Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences (HaBS) have a number of resources available online. The Faculty Student and Academic Administration team can be contacted by phone on (07) 3365 7487 or by email on habs@enquiries.uq.edu.au.

Orientation

Orientation Week activities run in the week before classes commence. School staff conduct welcome and information sessions for all new NMSW students and attendance is compulsory. Students are encouraged to attend other sessions, such as getting started at UQ, IT and eLearning, academic and personal skills, and Library sessions.

Library

The Library is a wealth of knowledge while you are studying.  Some useful links to get you started include:

Support services

There are a number of support services available to you throughout your study, such as:

  • Student Services: provides a range of support services to students, including learning support, counselling, disability support services, etc.
  • Student Centres:  your one-stop-shop for all student administration and general enquiries relating to UQ, such as payment of fees, traffic and parking, student visas, etc. A Justice of the Peace (JP) is also available to certify documents.
  • UQ Health Care: an accredited, general practice providing comprehensive health services to students of UQ.
  • Student union: student life
  • IT services: provides network, internet and IT support

Student ID cards

Your UQ student ID card can be issued one working day after you have enrolled. Go the ground floor of the Prentice Building (Building 41) between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, and take proof of identity, such as a Passport or Australian Drivers Licence. You will need your ID card to borrow books, for some classes, as well as for all examinations.

Scholarships and Prizes

The University of Queensland has a range of scholarships and prizes to undergraduate, postgraduate, research and international students.  

NMSW also has a range of scholarships and prizes available to students. Please click on the links for further details regarding eligiblity.

Undergraduate Scholarships
Scholarship Value Eligible applicants Applications close
Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship $10,000 (for 1 year)

Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Social Work students

(two scholarships available in the Nursing program and one scholarship available in the Social Work program)

5 March 2018
NMSW Hardship Scholarships Up to $1000

Students enroled in a coursework program offered by the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work 

14 September 2018
SWAHS Alumni Award $2000 Bachelor of Social Work/Bachelor of Social Work(Honours), Bachelor of Human Services or Masters of Social Work Studies #24 & #32 enrolled in Field Education 2. See selection criteria for further details 30 April 2018
Toc H Award $350 Bachelor of Nursing, Midwifery or dual Nursing/Midwifery students who have completed at least 16 units and are from rural and remote or international locations 4pm 
on the second Friday in March
Undergraduate Prizes
Prize Elligibe applicant
Frank Pavlin Memorial Prize Awarded to a Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) student with the highest mark in the course Introduction to Social Work
Isabel Forrest Memorial Prize Awarded to a Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) student with the highest mark in the course Contemporary Social Work: Frameworks for Advanced Practice
Jeanette Landmann Memorial Prize Awarded to a Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) student with the highest mark in the course Moral and Ethical Foundations of Social Work
Postgraduate Scholarships
Scholarship Value Eligible applicants Applications close
NMSW Hardship Scholarships Up to $1000 Students enroled in a coursework program offered by the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work  14 September 2018
SWAHS Alumni Award $2000 Bachelor of Social Work/Bachelor of Social Work(Honours), Bachelor of Human Services or Masters of Social Work Studies #24 & #32 enrolled in Field Education 2. See selection criteria for further details.  30 April 2018
Royal College of Nursing Scholarships Please see website Postgraduate students Please see website
Queensland Health Scholarships $5000 Postgraduate students Please see website
Australian Government Scholarships Please see website Postgraduate students Please see website
Research Higher Degree Scholarships
Scholarship or Prize Value Eligible applicants Applications close
Jean and George Campbell-Brown Scholarship Up to $6000 A PhD student enrolled and confirmed in the School or Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work studying in the field of social work or human services 4pm
on the last Friday in April

Summer and Winter Research Scholarships

The UQ Summer Research Program and Winter Research Program provides provides UQ students with an opportunity to gain research experience working alongside some of the university’s leading academics and researchers.  Details regarding projects available in the School are available below: 

 

Student Council

The Student Council acts as a liaison between NMSW staff and students. Further information is available via: 

Contact

If you have any questions, contact:

NMSW Student Administration Team
Phone: (07) 3365 2068
Email: nmsw@uq.edu.au