General Support

Find answers to some frequently asked questions about the Astrophysics group.

If you think we've missing something, email us to let us know.

Don't be shy about asking other group members something - chances are, they've either asked the same question or don't actually know the answer!

For general information about starting at UQ, such as IT and study support, campus maps, and settling in to UQ and Brisbane, visit our support pages for current students.

Room keys and paperwork

Visit or email Tara Massingham in the Physics Annexe (Building 6) room 324, to get room keys and a computer account, and to complete any necessary safety paperwork.

Internal calendars

Ask any staff/PhD student to add you to the group's internal calendars.

Check the talk timetable on the calendar to see when you're next scheduled to give a talk and chair the group meeting session.  

Events and talks

Look out for our regular group events, which we advertise online [add link to panel page]. They include Journal Club (mainly for PhD level and above), Group lunch (for everyone), and Group meeting (for everyone).

Look out for regular seminars/colloquiums, which we advertise online [add link to panel page].They're usually on Fridays at 4pm after the tea served from 3:40pm.

Journals and papers

Sign up to Benty-Fields to vote for journal club papers. Select the 'Join Journal Club' menu on the left to join the UQ-Swinburne journal club.

Check the astro-ph arxiv each morning for recent Astrophysics publications. To find older papers use the NASA ADS search.

Mailing lists

Email us to join the local mailing list. Ensure you send the email 
from the address that you want subscribed.

You can unsubscribe once you've finished your studies with us.

Contact Tamara Davis if you have any problems.

Landline instruments

Most landline instruments in offices can connect to most national numbers (dial 0 followed by the phone number). For any other services, call the helpline number: 51000.