Marine Society UQ (MSUQ)

MSUQ is a new society, with the aim to connect undergrads, postgrads and academics and a wider goal of maintaining marine ecosystem health and well-being. We want to encourage students to gain skills from other fields, and be apart of the conversation on marine issues and topics.

We formed this society because we wanted to connect with other like-minded people who care about the well-being of our ocean and preserving it for future generations. As a new society, we offer our members the opportunity to gain important development in communication, research and practical skills required for future employment. We facilitate networking and connections between students and academics across diverse fields and provide a platform to exchange and advertise information on marine studies and issues. We operate in close collaboration with the Centre of Marine Science (CMS), a hub that has historically been primarily involved with the School of Biology, but in recent years has expanded its outreach to over 150 academics across many faculties at UQ. Having this relationship with a diverse faculty group has enabled us to have many connections across UQ and more widely to universities in SEQ, meaning that our members will find our events and engagement opportunities to be diverse and plentiful. The executive team is made up of four people, with a range of specialisations and qualifications in the marine field, so if you’re interested in marine research, make yourself known at our next event. In 2020, we hope to launch for the very first time, a citizen science project that will monitor marine ecosystem health of Quandamooka (Moreton Bay). From this project, our members will gain hands-on skills in experimental design, data collection and analysis, manuscript writing and practical skills in boating and maritime, all with the scenic backdrop of North Stradbroke Island. Through this society, we hope you gain the skills, knowledge and friendships that you wouldn’t normally get from your university degree.

FAQs

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Science and research communication, practical skills like data collection, experiment planning and potentially boating and maritime. We also offer skills development in data analysis and writing.

TalkFest with academics, seminars, clean up days, conference talks, Biodiversity awareness days, networking and forum nights and collab events with other societies and unis.

Category

Faculty (All)

Interests

Networking, Skills development, research and communication, social, field trips, collaborations, writing and data analysis.

Membership Fees

$5

NUMBER OF MEMBERS

47

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