40th Anniversary Celebrations


The University of Queensland Professionals Network (UQPN) was established on 24 February 1977 for the purpose of fellowship and the exchange of ideas. It was named the University of Queensland Secretaries’ Association. In 2000, it was decided to change the name of the Association to reflect the changing role of secretaries and to encourage a wider membership from office professionals across the University. Hence ‘Office Professionals’ was added to the name and the ‘University of Queensland Secretaries’ and Office Professionals’ Association’ - UQSOPA was born.

On Tuesday 20th March 2012 we launched the new name of the Association. We felt it important to bring the Association up-to-date with a fresh identity and focus to take us into the future.  The name was changed to the ‘University of Queensland Professionals Network’ – UQPN. This new name better reflects, on a holistic level, the community of professional staff at UQ. We wanted to acknowledge both the changing role of the Association and to recognise all professional staff within the University.

UQPN co-ordinates courses with the generous support of the University and its University Staff Development Committee, which are listed on the University Staff Development website. Events are held throughout the year including the annual conference. These events provide networking opportunities for all.

Over thirty years since its establishment, UQPN still holds true to its founding members’ desire to provide an avenue for professional and personal development of individual members and networking opportunities for all professional staff employed by and associated with the University.

40th Anniversary Celebrations

Fri 24 Feb 2017 5:30pm7:00pm


UQ Art Museum

UQ Professionals Network (formerly UQ Secretaries Association) invites staff and members to our 40th anniversary celebration on Friday 24 February commencing 5.30pm at the UQ Arts Museum. The celebration will include inspiring talks, light refreshments and networking opportunities with former and current members. Members from UQ Senior Executive will be in attendance.

Please RSVP by Monday 20 February here.

For further details on the UQ Professionals Network and how to join, click here.


UQPN Executive Committee