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THE WOMEN’S COLLEGE

The Women’s College within The University of Queensland provides a supportive and nurturing home-away-from-home for young women who relocate to Brisbane to undertake tertiary studies at their chosen university.

The College’s focus on the academic and personal development needs of each student, along with pastoral care and access to a diverse range of leadership, sporting, cultural, community and social activities, makes Women’s more than just a place to stay. It is a place to celebrate and appreciate the diversity, talents and personalities of the over 300 residents and non-resident associates who call the College ‘home’.

It is an honour to serve as Head of The Women’s College. The Senior Leadership Team and staff work together to ensure that living at Women’s is a special experience as you journey through your university studies. You will establish many connections, friendships and networks, and create wonderful memories that will last you a lifetime. As you transition from school to university and into your chosen career, you will benefit from invaluable support and inspiration from your fellow students, alumnae and an amazing array of strong, successful women who readily offer their time and wisdom to the College.

Fostering future leaders has not only been a crucial part of our development for over 100 years, but also remains a key focus of the Women’s College experience today.

Our student leaders have been at the forefront of effecting cultural change in the college in response to published reviews – the Broderick Review published in 2017, followed by the Red Zone Report in 2018 and the Neve Review in 2019, which have all brought attention to long-held traditions and standards of behaviour in university colleges across Australia. Our leaders have set a form foundation and continue to work hard in bringing about cultural change while maintaining the balance between ‘traditional’ practices and societal expectations today.

Women’s College is a very special place and it is a great privilege to support our young women on their journey through university studies and transition to adulthood.

Take the opportunity to visit The Women’s College at our upcoming Open Days on Saturday 31 July – Sunday 1 August and experience how living here can complete your university experience. We also invite students interested in residing at The Women’s College in 2022 to attend our Dinner with a Wooza Formal Dinner on Thursday 12 August. Both events are great ways to meet our current students and discover everything you need to know.

Flo Kearney, Head of College & CEO

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WHY THE WOMEN’S COLLEGE

Choosing your university accommodation is an important decision. Beyond the practicality of living in a convenient, secure and comfortable location so close to UQ, life at Women’s offers a supportive and seamless transition into the very best university experience.

  • Ready to Lead

  • Ready to Live
  • Ready to Learn

At Women’s, there are no stereotypes about what women should do, but there are unlimited expectations about what women can do.

STANDARDS & INTEGRITY

At the Women’s College we strive to provide a supportive community where diversity is celebrated and all individuals are respected.

We, as students of Women’s, pledge to create a safe environment where everybody is on the same playing field and is treated with respect and dignity, no matter their individual characteristics, behaviours, beliefs, practices and personalities.

We will ensure that as Wooza’s, we are welcoming and empathetic of all perspectives, and aim to make sure that everyone feels safe, and where they can be themselves without fear of judgement, harassment, discrimination or exclusion. We pledge to maintain this attitude in our day-to-day lives.

We commit to fostering an open and accepting atmosphere, where we adopt an open mind and willingness to learn – from each other and our mistakes – in order to make all Woozas feel valued and empowered. Through curiosity and non-judgement, we commit to the inclusion, respect and growth of each and every Wooza, no matter who.

As students of the Women’s College, we pledge to NEVER LEAVE A WOOZA BEHIND. We respect one another, learn from one another, lead one another and care for each other no matter what. We commit to creating an open and accepting environment where all Woozas feel included, valued and empowered.

Our Vision 

Empowering women to lead lives of meaning and purpose.

Our Purpose

To create an inclusive and supportive community that enables our students to discover their potential, build confidence and leadership skills, and form connections for life.

  • Community
  • Diversity
  • Empowerment
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Respect

Our vibrant community brings together women from many different cultural, social, religious and economic backgrounds, united by distinct personal characteristics:

  • An intense intellectual commitment
  • A purposeful vision in life
  • A desire to make a meaningful contribution to the world

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