Semper Floreat has been the UQ Union’s student newspaper since 1932.
We’re willing to go brazenly, and with journalistic grit, into stories others shy away from. Mostly because we’re not paid enough (or, in most cases, at all) to care. This is the level of chaotic oscillation between total apathy and political radicalism you can come to expect, from us.
It’s our Union, and our Newspaper.
In 2022, we’re looking to publish monthly special editions, flexible ‘news-sheets’ (reporting on issues that affect students, as they arise), a podcast, memes aplenty, and various videographic formats. We’ll also expand into each of the key satellite campuses, and throughout surrounding localities.
We’re seeking the following:
So, if you’d like to get involved, reach out via “firstname.lastname@example.org”. Alternatively, come by our office; we’re opposite the Reddo, everyday during the week.
We’re free & independent.
Semper Floreat has historically enjoyed editorial independence.
The UQ Union President – currently Emily Searle – authorises its publication, under the constitution, but respects our autonomy.
At present, the editor-in-chief is Billie Kugelman, who is politically affiliated with the left faction of the Australian Labor Party, and various animal justice movements, but has committed to publishing a wide range of opinion.