Information for Teachers and Career Advisors

As your students start to think about their university plans, it’s also timely to consider their university accommodation.

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

Here you’ll find all the information you need to help them make the best decision about choosing Women’s as their preferred residential college.

Wooza – A Magazine for Future Students

Our new recruitment magazine for future residents, Wooza, has been designed specifically for high school students in Year 11 and Year 12. It will be published annually and released in the lead-up to The Women’s College Open Day.  This first issue is a mini-mag and provides an insight into life at The Women’s College and the activities with which residents are involved.

FAQs

Over the past 107 years, Women’s College has built a strong reputation as one of the leading residential colleges in Brisbane and well-known for its warm and welcoming community of residents.

Here are some frequently asked questions by prospective students at Open Days to assist your Year 12 students.

Download these FAQs

School Tours

If you would like to arrange for a group of school students to visit our College for a tour, experience college life, meet our student ambassadors or even stay for lunch, please contact our Engagement & Marketing Manager – advancement@womens.uq.edu.au

College Events for Schools

Throughout the year, there are a number of opportunities for schools and their students to visit our College including –

  • New Year Open Day – January
  • School Principals’ Dinner – March
  • Women’s College Open Day/UQ Open Day – August
  • Dinner with a Wooza – August

To register for any upcoming events, refer to our College Events – https://www.womens.uq.edu.au/events/category/event/schools-career-advisors/

Associate Membership Program

Becoming an Associate provides many connections within the Women’s College community and to other colleges on campus at The University of Queensland. It is a great opportunity for any student who commutes to university and wants to embrace the many benefits of a residential college such as academic tutorials, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Download –  Associate Membership flyer_A4

Membership to the Associate Program includes the following benefits:

Orientation Week (first semester)

  • Participation in the Orientation Week Program (includes all accommodation, meals and activities for six days with all residents and associates for first year)
  • Women’s College polo shirt and cap

Facilities

  • Join College residents for lunch during the week in the dining hall at no additional cost
  • Opportunity to purchase dinner in the Dining Hall at an additional fee per meal
  • Access to study spaces eg. Study Hub, music rooms
  • 30% discount on apartment rentals (subject to availability)
  • Tennis court access

Educational

  • Attend college-run tutorials
  • Pastoral care and academic support from staff and student leaders
  • Attend Formal Dinners (dinner, guest speaker & networking opportunities)

Ready to Lead Program

  • Opportunity to participate in a bespoke leadership development program called ‘Ready to Lead’
  • Access mentoring and internship opportunities

Social

  • Purchase tickets to Social events organised by the Student Club Executive
  • Purchase Women’s College student merchandise
  • Opportunity to obtain UQ Sport gym membership at a discounted rate for Women’s College students.
  • Participate in cultural and community service activities.

To apply to The Women’s College to be an Associate member, please complete the online application form – https://www.womens.uq.edu.au/application-form/

My family lives in Norman Park in south east Brisbane. When my dad and aunty were younger, they both attended college at UQ with my aunty residing at Women’s and they found it to be one of the most enjoyable experiences of their lives. I was keen to be able to experience something similar so decided in 2019 to be an associate member. I enjoyed the experience immensely that I decided to become a resident in 2020 even though my family still lives a 20 minute drive away. I have absolutely love every minute of college. The community is so supportive and helps me balance out my sport and studies. I hope other graduating school students and their families realise that college really is an experience for anyone.

Zoe Garraway, 2019 Women’s College Associate Member/2020-2021 Resident/2021 Associate Officer

If your students would like to apply for a bursary or scholarship –

  1. They must ensure their online application for residency at the College has been submitted.
  2. Click here  to find further information and how to apply for a bursary or scholarship.

How Can We Assist?

If your students are considering living at The Women’s College, please advise them to Book a Tour , Book a Zoom Chat with a Student Ambassador or visit us on our Open Day which coincides with the UQ Open Day in August each year.

College Tours & School Presentations

To book a school tour of our College or request marketing presentation material,  please contact our Engagement & Marketing Manager – advancement@womens.uq.edu.au

To arrange for a presentation at your school, please complete this form – Book a School Presentation

General Queries

We have experienced staff to assist your students or answer any questions you may have – email registrar@womens.uq.edu.au or phone 07 3377 4500.