About teaching and learning at UQ

UQ's teaching and learning principles focus on the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. This is just one of the many reasons why UQ attracts some of the best and brightest minds from around the world.

These key principles are developed through the University's Strategic Plan and embedded in the Teaching and Learning Plan and Student Life Plan. Internal structures have been put in place to provide leadership and guidance in our teaching and learning processes. This helps to ensure we continue to uphold our principles and align with UQ's strategic goals.

Strategic direction and leadership of teaching and learning and the associated organisational units is the responsibility of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).


DVC(A) Professor Joanne Wright

"Teaching and learning is all about supporting you to achieve and grow.

I have had the privilege of being Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at UQ since April 2013, and I am very proud of our achievements since this time.

Our academics and professional staff who work within our student centres, libraries, student administration, counselling and learning innovation are focused on enhancing the student experience in order to create game-changing graduates.

I’d like to share with you some of the current and future projects and initiatives that will help us achieve our goals. This includes the UQ2U, Student-Staff Partnership, Program Architecture review and employability initiatives.

Everyone has a role to play in making our campuses vibrant and engaging learning places where students and staff feel welcome and at home.

I welcome your ideas and comments as we implement these important projects."

Professor Joanne Wright, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)


There are a diverse range of areas that impact on the teaching and learning experience for staff and students. This includes UQ's governance structure, which is headed by Senate and includes the senior executive.

There are also a number of committees that are relevant to the formation and management of teaching and learning policy. The Academic Board is the senior advisory body for these committees, which include: 

These structures work together to plan, implement and advise on teaching and learning strategic priorities. 

Leadership profiles

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning)