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From hardship to UQ Law: Anna’s scholarship story

Being granted a UQ Law Leadership, Excellence and Diversity (LEAD) Scholarship was Anna’s ticket into a top-tier university – an intimidating feat for the Redcliffe school leaver who held an innate desire to help people but was unsure whether UQ was the right place to explore that passion After meeting other students from all walks of life, […]

The Queensland Commitment and Young Achievers Program

Last year we launched The Queensland Commitment – our ambitious goal to disrupt educational disadvantage by removing barriers facing talented Queensland students aspiring to study at UQ. We want to ensure that by 2032, all Queensland students accepted to UQ have the support – financial, academic and personal – to overcome any challenge standing in the way […]

Accommodating new program for young achievers

The University of Queensland’s Young Achievers Program has joined forces with Atira student accommodation to help students achieve their education dreams. UQ Office of Domestic Student Recruitment Director Steve Forster said six fully-funded residential accommodation scholarships were created as part of a partnership signed in December 2017. “The partnership between UQ and Atira is providing great […]

LEAD Scholarship applications now open for 2018 entry

For students dreaming of a career in law, studying at Queensland’s premier law school may be more accessible than they think. The TC Beirne School of Law recognises that many of the best and brightest have overcome significant hurdles, and believes that they should be given the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Read More…

$2 million donation to create opportunities for law students

A $2 million donation from the University of Queensland Endowment Fund (UQef) will create opportunities for students from disadvantaged backgrounds to study at UQ’s prestigious TC Beirne School of Law. Fund chair Mr David Goffage said up to 15 students would receive the Leadership, Excellence and Diversity (LEAD) Scholarship from 2017. Each recipient would be […]

UQef Helps Fund World Class Synthetic Fields

  Athletes across Brisbane will now have access to two state-of-the-art synthetic fields with the opening of The University of Queensland’s new sporting precinct. The world-class sports facility, located next to the UQ Centre, is part of a $24 million development funded by the University, in collaboration with UQ Sport and UQ Endowment Fund. The […]

Philanthropist’s $15M UQ gift has global impact

A visionary philanthropist will donate $15 million to a new University of Queensland institute that will target solutions for problems linked to global-scale change. Her Excellency Dr Penelope Wensley AO, Governor of Queensland, announced the donation by Graeme Wood, a founder of Wotif.com, when she launched the Global Change Institute (GCI) in Brisbane tonight. Mr […]

UQ launches Global Change Institute to address rapid change

A major new international research institute that will address the problems of a rapidly changing world and develop innovative solutions was launched in Brisbane tonight. Her Excellency Dr Penelope Wensley AO, Governor of Queensland, launched The University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute (GCI) while delivering the inaugural UQ Centenary Oration at Brisbane Customs House. UQ […]

UQ scholarship program to overcome disadvantage for deserving students

The University of Queensland has launched an exciting initiative that aims to address the financial and practical barriers preventing many school students from reaching university. The UQ Young Achievers program kicks off today when 83 students converge on the University to accept their scholarship of ongoing support through secondary school and a guaranteed place at […]