Presidents Welcome

Welcome to 2018, a year that is already lining up to be EPIC!

We’ve got a new Vice Chancellor at QUT, the Commonwealth Games are coming to Queensland and the World’s Largest Toga Party is back at Riverstage! Whether this year is going to be your first, or your fifth here at QUT, I can assure you, it’s gonna be EPIC!

University can be tough at times, and it can be hard to understand why people keep telling you it’s the best years of your life. When you’ve been awake for 48 hours, fuelled only by red bull and two minute noodles, it’s easy to think university sucks. This is where the QUT Guild has got your back. As your personal uni wingman, it is our mission to make these the best years of your life!

We’re kicking off the year with our iconic World’s Largest Toga Party, but not as you know it – we’re bringing it back to Riverstage! In March, we’re celebrating the Commonwealth Games with our very own Guild Games, a multi-sport festival that will have something for people of all sporting abilities. Over at Kelvin Grove we’re revamping the Grove Bar and planning a creative festival of EPIC proportions to celebrate the amazing works of QUT students. There will also be open air cinemas, live music at the bars and puppies and pancakes!

Sign up to our social sport competition or join one of our 160+ affiliated clubs and I guarantee you’ll make friendships that will shape your life. Afterwards, head to the Botanic Bar and you’ll remember those moments fondly when you’re 48 and the mid-life crisis is setting in (maybe then you’ll enrol in your masters).

The QUT Guild always has your back. We’ve got an academic advocacy hotline (1800 WINGMAN) to help you with everything from applying for special consideration to representing you at a misconduct hearing. We’ve also got a foodbank at both campuses and a Second Hand Bookshop to help you when times get tough.

So, I encourage you to make the most of this year. Take advantage of the awesome opportunities you only get at uni, and you’ll be set for an EPIC 2018 and beyond!