The QUT Pasifika Association (QUTPA) represents more than 20 nations in the Pacific. Although separated by region into three different groups (Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia), we are a unified ‘ONENESIA’ student association.
As an affiliated association with the Queensland University of Technology, our objectives are to:
– Provide a comfortable environment for all Pasifika students to network and ultimately support one another through university
– Create awareness of the different cultures within Pasifika (Melanesian, Micronesian and Polynesian)
– Motivate students to get involved in community
– Encourage the balance between all aspects of university life: academic, social and cultural
– Break the negative stereotypes that have been linked to Pacific Islanders in relation to higher education
– Be the voice and raise important issues affecting our Pacific Islands