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Taylor-made without explanation

Poetry by Anonymous Visiting a friend, a simple call to health,You came out of nowhere, completely out of stealth.Draped in crimson red, bold and free,A presence unexpected, a twist in destiny. At first, your gaze felt sharp, a touch judgmental,Yet, beneath the surface, a depth elemental.Perhaps it was my folly, too sentimental to see,The layers […]

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University Accords (Reform): The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

On the 25th of February 2024, the Australian Government finally released the University Accords Final Report. The TLDR version is: it’s been dubbed a ‘once in a generation’ reform/consultation process of what universities should be and how to support students. So why didn’t I know about this, and how was my voice heard, you may […]

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‘tis the damn Taylor Swift season

First up, welcome to being click-baited; I hope you stay. Unless you were living under a rock, you would know that Taylor Swift has taken Australia by storm with her Eras Tour, passing through Melbourne last weekend and Sydney this coming weekend. Thousands of Swifties have flown across the country to attend these concerts and […]

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Eucalypt Leaf

Poetry by Owen Sinclair Wandering from one place to another,A cloudless Meanjin sky one summer,I passed the print of a eucalypt leaf:Veins, margins, stem typed on Camp Hill concrete.And though I was only just passing byI retraced my last step and wondered whyThe owner of this print had decidedTo shed its stamp so the two […]

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The mouldy stench in UQ’s heritage buildings.

Here at the University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus, we are fortunate to learn and study in heritage buildings of rich historical architecture. The elegant exterior of the Goddard Building is decorated with sculptured features that are remarkable and well-maintained, but its interior might not get the same treatment. A shared office space between PhD […]

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Anticlimactic end to UQ Union’s last TOGA Party – Ever?

Mother Nature has intervened in UQU’s much-anticipated annual TOGA party, which was scheduled to take place today but has officially been cancelled due to poor weather conditions. The overnight rain, which has continued through the day, has rendered the party’s venue (The Great Court at UQ’s St Lucia campus) completely unusable. Speaking with the contractors […]

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Towards a Mentally Healthy University Community

Mental Health and Well-being play a significant role in students’ general welfare, academic performance, social life, future employment prospects, and risk of dropping out of university. Universities are critical in shaping a working environment that profoundly impacts the psychosocial risks and the general mental health and well-being of both staff and students. Indeed, the 1986 […]

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