UQ has partnered with Times Higher Education (THE) on a new initiative, THE Campus, which presents opportunities for colleagues across UQ to publish advice resources to a global community of higher education professionals.

What is THE Campus?

THE Campus logo

THE Campus is a knowledge sharing and peer-to-peer support platform providing quality, curated resources from academics around the world.

THE Campus – based in the UK – was created as a response to the global pandemic and the need for more peer-to-peer support when it comes to online teaching and learning and digital delivery.

  To unlock all content, you’ll need to register on their website (it’s free).


  1. an opportunity to publish content (articles or videos) via a world-leading higher ed website receiving nearly three million unique visitors a month, as well as UQ eSpace
  2. promotion of your content via THE networks including regular newsletters (20,000+ contacts) and social channels
  3. invitation to participate in webinars and podcasts
  4. access to a global community of experts where you can comment on and rate resources, bookmark articles and build your network
  5. access to a space where you can showcase your innovative work and gain recognition.


Besides specific calls for Spotlights and other series, THE Campus editorial team welcomes content on:

  • course design
  • quality teaching and learning
  • student experience
  • early career research
  • leadership and management
  • equity, diversity and inclusion
  • impact and sustainability
  • internationalisation.

Upcoming Spotlights

    How to turn off and not feel guilty

     Deadline for content: Monday 20 November 2023

    Practical advice from and for HE professionals on:

    • how set professional boundaries – and stick to them
    • balancing student care against self-care
    • tips for improving productivity
    • enough is enough: how to know when a piece of work is complete
    • advice on preparing for an extended break
    • early warning signs of burn-out
    • ways of working smarter, not harder
    • the art of prioritisation
    • how time off can enhance the quality of your work
    • strategies for using your holiday wisely
    • how to consciously fight a culture of overwork
    • why hobbies and time out make better scholars
    • understanding the art and science of rest
    • advice for casual, contracted and adjunct staff on factoring in down time
    • when to take a sabbatical
    • how to build breaks into your working day  
    • turn your tech into an aid to down time.

    How to land the promotion 

     Deadline for content: Monday 4 December 2023

    Practical advice from and for HE professionals on:

    • how to demonstrate your leadership potential
    • what is tenure – and how do you achieve it?
    • how to move from an adjunct to a permanent position
    • how to craft a compelling academic CV
    • when to start thinking about the next position
    • how to tell the story of your career and make a case for promotion
    • internal vs external promotion
    • demonstrating your research impact
    • getting ahead in a teaching-focused career
    • back yourself: how to put your hand up for promotion
    • building your own brand and reputation
    • how much do you need to publish to stand out?
    • using conferences, TED and social media to build your profile
    • how to bounce back after a knock-back
    • how to deal with professional jealousy
    • when to move into leadership
    • how to turn down a promotion (without losing ground)
    • how to use an overseas position strategically
    • tips for new managers
    • how to make the shift from an academic career to administration.

    First-generation students

     Deadline for content: Monday 18 December 2023

    Practical advice from and for HE professionals on:

    • how university recruitment can reach first-generation students
    • how to help first-gen students in the university application process
    • working with high-school counsellors to support first-gen students’ university goals
    • supporting first-gen students when they arrive on campus
    • establishing peer-to-peer support networks for first-generation students
    • how to understand your first-gen students’ needs
    • ensuring retention among first-gen students
    • providing the right resources for students who work alongside study
    • ensuring communication about campus life and extracurricular activities speaks to first-gen students
    • what first-gen students can teach others about resilience
    • how to ensure career advice and opportunities reach first-gen students
    • ensuring mental health and well-being support reaches first-gen students
    • how to support first-gen students who are from minority backgrounds or have protected characteristics.

    How to get your research out there

     Deadline for content: Monday 2 January 2024

    Practical advice from and for HE professionals on:

    • strategies for finding the best media, social channels and audience for your research
    • how to translate your research for a general audience
    • when is the right time to publicise your research?
    • managing the message after the press release goes out
    • reasons not to be a public scientist
    • building institutional support for public engagement with research
    • how to design outreach programmes to promote your research
    • conference presentations 101: best practice for slides and speaking
    • how to communicate research to policymakers and politicians.

    Upcoming THE and Campus and partner events

    Please share any of your own events you would like us to add to this list:


    Submissions are accepted as short videos, texts with a short video introduction, or longer form text pieces that are no more than 800 words.

    Please read THE Campus resource guide (PDF, 149.3 KB) before you submit any content. Your content should be crafted as an advice resource. THE Campus is not looking for opinion pieces, news features, project case studies or promotional pieces.

    In addition, if you wish to submit a video, please read THE Campus video resource guide (PDF, 140.1 KB).

    How to submit content

    1. After reading the above guidelines, please email your content to THE Campus at UQ editorial team at uqthecampus@uq.edu.au to start the internal review process.
      • Note: for Spotlights, we operate on tight deadlines and are unable to provide any extension (please see ‘Upcoming Spotlights’) above for deadlines.
    2. Once received, we will review your content. Depending on its editorial merit, we will forward the piece to THE Campus team in the UK. If accepted, we will help you curate the content if necessary.
    3. Once you (and the UK-based editorial team) are happy with a resource, it will be published within a month of finalisation. All content submitted by UQ will appear on this page once published. Please note that we cannot offer any guarantee that your content will be published once submitted.

    THE Campus at UQ team

    THE Campus at UQ team will help you curate your submission before sending it out to THE Campus editorial team in the UK.

    NameUQ Org UnitRole
    Lynette DawsonInstitute for Teaching and Learning InnovationInitiative Lead
    Professor Paul MillsSchool of Veterinary ScienceEditorial Lead
    Professor Karen HealySchool of Nursing, Midwifery and Social WorkEditorial Lead
    Associate Professor Deanne GannawayInstitute for Teaching and Learning InnovationAdvisor


    For all enquiries regarding THE Campus at UQ, please email uqthecampus@uq.edu.au.

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