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 quirks of the over 260 residents and non-resident associates who call the College ‘home’.

It is an honour to serve as Head of The Women’s College. I, along with my Senior Leadership Team and broader staff, help ensure that living at Women’s is a special experience as you journey through your university studies. You will establish friendships, networks and memories that will last you a lifetime. You will also receive amazing support as you transition from school into your chosen career and become a leader of the future.

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

Flo Kearney

Head of College and CEO




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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.


Women’s College is a place to celebrate and appreciate the diversity, talents and quirks of the people we share our home with.

We, the residents of Women’s, pledge to create a safe environment where everybody is on the same playing field and is treated with respect and dignity.

We will ensure that while increasing awareness of important issues, we are welcoming and empathetic of all perspectives. We will exemplify this in events such as Wellness Week and Straight-Up Chat. Fundamentally, 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 curiousity and non-judgement we commit to the inclusion, respect and growth of each and every Wooza, no matter who.

It is by this that we pledge to build a beautiful and diverse culture inside ourselves and our community.

We commit to the challenge. We commit to you. In all aspects of life at Women’s, we pledge – NEVER LEAVE A WOOZA BEHIND

Our mission is to create an inclusive and nurturing environment that allows our residents to achieve their academic potential and form lasting relationships with their peers.

Our vision is to create women who are ready to lead lives of meaning and consequence.

  • Care
  • Respect
  • Confidence
  • Leadership
  • Excellence

The Women’s College is governed by a Council consisting of senior academics, former collegians, professionals within the community and The Head of College. They provide an overarching compliance and strategic direction to the College.  The Council consists of the following people:

  • Dr Sallyanne Atkinson AO (President)
  • Mrs Kim Lyons (Deputy President)
  • Mrs Inma Beaumont (Treasurer)
  • Emeritus Professor Fred DÁgostino (Secretary)
  • Mrs Flo Kearney (Head of College & CEO)
  • Professor Emma Duncan
  • Dr Kerry Raymond
  • Ms Olivia Williamson
  • Professor Peter Adams
  • Mr Michael McNab

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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