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The winners and losers of UQ Giving Day

On October 20, 2021, UQ Alumni hosted their annual UQ Giving Day a day encouraging alumni, staff, students, community members, and everyone in between to donate to a variety of causes throughout UQ. For many causes the big draw is that the university will match any donation made to the cause’s fund. A standout performer […]

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Drastic changes proposed for QUT’s top governing body

On September 1 the Queensland education Minister, Grace Grace, proposed an amendment to the Queensland University of Technology Act – the legislation that governs QUT – that would see the university’s top governing body reduced in size. Under the proposed amendment, the QUT Council, which is the university’s top governing body, would be reduced from […]

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Winners in Academic Board race declared

With voting for the UQ Academic Board closing at 9am on August 16 it didn’t take long for the votes in the online election to be tallied and the winners announced. The three undergraduate student representatives will be Alex Smock (343 votes after preferences), Vishaak Gangasandra (337 votes after preferences) , and Samara Paradine (173 […]

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Grace College to go co-ed from 2022

From next year Male and non-binary students will be able to join Grace College for the first time in more than 50 years. The college’s decision on July 14 means that Duchesne College and The Women’s College will be the only women-only colleges from 2022, while St Leo’s College will be the only men-only college. […]

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Top U.S. diplomat in Australia says universities should foster freedom of speech and debate

When the United States Charge d’Affaires, Michael Goldman, visited UQ in late March to speak with Academics it came just days after the university’s top leadership fronted a parliamentary inquiry into national security risks in the higher education and research sector. The Acting Ambassador is no stranger to universities, before joining the US State Department […]

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