The University of Queensland Union (UQ Union
) is a student organisation established to provide service, support and representation to the students of the University of Queensland
The specific aims of the Union as defined by the UQ Union Constitution are:<br/><br/>a) to further the right of all people to a quality education on an equal basis;<br/>b) to advance the interests of students in the fields of social security, health, welfare, equity, equal opportunity and cultural activities;<br/>c) to represent students within the University and the community;<br/>d) to financially assist affiliated bodies;<br/>e) to provide quality facilities and services to students;<br/>f) to foster the principle of student unionism; and<br/>g) to do all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of these objects and the exercise of the powers of the Union.
The union operates most of the campus's student eateries, cafes, bookshops in addition to the university bar and cinema. These facilities and services are concentrated at the Union Complex at the St Lucia
campus, union services are provided at all campuses.
The union organises the university's orientation week ("O-Week") activities, regular barbecues
and free bands, as well as a range of larger events, such as Oktoberfest
. It funds the university's 135 clubs and societies, including faculty, ethnic, and a variety of social groups;... Read More