Our Valedictory Dinner is a celebration for students leaving the College after having called Women's home for one year or three years. It is an emotional occasion but exciting to see our young women transition to the next stage of their life. We are delighted to have Margaret Sheil AO, Vice-Chancellor and President, QUT, join us guest speaker for this significant event. This is an invitation-only event. For further details, click here - https://www.womens.uq.edu.au/event/valedictory-dinner-2019/
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Parents, grandparents and siblings of our current residents, are warmly invited to attend The Women’s College Inaugural Parent Evening for Champagne and Canapes. This special occasion will be an opportunity to meet other parents, our College staff and hear about our new scholarships on offer for 2020. Following the event, please join us to support our young women competing in the Dancefest Inter-College Competition (ICC) at the UQ Centre. Date: Thursday 26 September 2019 Time: 5:30pm – 7:15pm Venue: Chislehurst Room, The Women’s College Dress: Smart Casual Program 5:15pm: Doors Open 5:30pm: Champagne & Canapes 7:30pm: Join us for Dancefest [...]
The Women's College is pleased to announce that new scholarships for first year university students will be on offer for 2020. Find out more information here - https://www.womens.uq.edu.au/bursaries_scholarships/
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 [...]