Academic Dinner 2019 is a significant event in the year to award and celebrate the achievements of residents' academic success. Over 60 of the current residents achieved GPA 6 last academic year. Awards are made to those who are not in their first year of study so the available population is approximately half the college, making this a fantastic result. Some of the donations the College receives is for the purpose of rewarding significant academic achievements. Quite a few of the awards are the result of bequests.
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The Women's College within the University of Queensland starts 2019 with two new senior staff members. College Council President Dr Sallyanne Atkinson AO has announced the appointment of Mrs Florence (Flo) Kearney as Head of College and CEO and Ms Sally Northcroft as Dean of Students. Council is delighted that such a distinguished and experienced educator of young women as Flo Kearney has accepted our invitation to lead the College. She has a reputation as a successful educational leader and an inspirational role model for colleagues, staff and students, coupled with proven effective business acumen and managerial skills. Thousands of [...]
Valedictory Dinner 2018 is a celebration of those leaving college after having called Women's home for 1 year or 3! It is both sad but exciting to see such an amazing group of young women develop and grow while they live here but to see them leave and take on the next stage of their life is awesome. The photos here are a small snapshot of the evening that saw Women's host over 280 students, special guests and parents alike. With guest speaker, Deb Frecklington MP, inspiring everyone with her candid and amazing story, the evening was hopefully very special [...]
“I believe in The Women’s College. I believe in its mission to equip young women to be Ready to Lead. I believe that Women’s is fulfilling this mission. I believe too that the opportunities Women’s offers ought to be open to all with the potential to take them. But they are not; some young women and their families simply can’t afford the costs, reasonable as they are and this may even mean not attending a university at all. I believe this is a gap we can close, so I’ve helped fund bursaries that reduce the costs of residence at Women’s [...]
“During Year 12, I realised that to study what I was really interested in at university, I would have to move from my home town of Sarina to Brisbane. Knowing the costs of relocating would be significant, I was keen to find somewhere to live that was close to uni and where I would feel safe, comfortable and supported. College was the answer! I was very lucky to receive a bursary which allowed me the opportunity to attend College. It has made a huge impact on my life and without it, and the generosity of donors, my dream of attending [...]
It is hard to believe how well the girls have all settled in (or settled back in) to life at Women’s College. I’m hoping that’s also the message you are getting too. I’m pleased to let you all know that everyone, especially the Freshers, are managing to cope with all the changes associated with leaving home. They’ve been very busy and are hopefully balancing their studies and social activities. I am enjoying getting to know each of the girls and I am finishing my “Fresher catch-ups”. These one-on-one’s help make sure the girls know they always have a friendly ear and help for [...]