Entrepreneurial skills are relevant and important for every student at UQ, regardless of their discipline.

Entrepreneurial education is about developing our students’ ability to think critically and creatively, to identify problems and undertake complex problem solving, and to negotiate, communicate and lead. Beyond the stereotype of creating a ‘startup’, entrepreneurial education is about problem-solving and creating social, cultural or economic value, that cuts across all disciplines at UQ.

Entrepreneurial education is not new to UQ: there are already over 100 courses providing access to entrepreneurial learning across all faculties. Some of these courses are clearly identified as entrepreneurial, others have learning objectives and activities reflecting this (e.g. innovation or creativity) or may utilise discipline-specific terminology. 

Entrepreneurial learning occurs both in and outside of the classroom. We combine co-curricular entrepreneurial initiatives such as incubators, accelerators, makerspaces, and internships to provide multidisciplinary opportunities for students and graduates. See Ventures entrepreneurship programs and Employability experiences for more information.

“Every student will have the opportunity to experience entrepreneurial learning at UQ”

UQ Entrepreneurship Strategy 2018–2022, strategic objective #2

Professional learning and peer support

Build your capability in entrepreneurial education

Choose one of four 2-hour sessions on 'Introduction to entrepreneurial education' and 'Designing entrepreneurial education into the curriculum'
Connect with peers supporting a culture of entrepreneurial teaching and learning at UQ
Entrepreneurial education online course, four modules (UQ staff login required)

Support for your students

Support programs

  • Careers and Employability team supports students to develop the capabilities and mindsets to succeed in their future pathways.

  • Ventures programs offer a range of entrepreneurship opportunities for students, from introductory to advanced activities.

  • Digital Essentials a series of online modules for students to quickly build their digital skills.

Free online masterclasses

Other resources

  • Reasons.io digital argument mapping software to construct, edit, and save maps for logical analysis and argument scaffolding

  • UQ Art Museum exhibitions, events and learning to connect with new ideas in creative practice.


Eleanor Browne, Associate Lecturer in Enterprise & Innovation Education
+61 7 3365 6459