The Mission

It was a normal sweltering February day when I walked in to the University of Queensland back in 2010. Sweat dripped down my swarthy back; I was nervous. Making close friends had never been my forte in high school, and that wasn’t a trend that I wanted to continue at uni. It was going to[…]

Alma Mater

A continuous low humming hung over Chancellor’s Place. Quarter to eight. My stomach was making the raspy breathing sounds of a dying puppy. Having completed a massive two-and-a-half-hour Research Techniques seminar, I was hoping to celebrate my first ever UQ lecture with dinner for one. What I got instead was this little nugget: there wasn’t[…]

Summer Graduation

The Brisbane air was so thick I felt like I needed to chew every breath I took. The iconic jacarandas were in full bloom, their purple plumage like amethyst gems. The sky was the aquamarine, the grass malachite, and the trees were reflected in the lakes in every hue from peridot green to emerald. The[…]

Nostalgia Through the Pages of a Book

Amongst the dusty books and volatile tape dispensers that seem to have a mind of their own, there is more than meets the eye at the UQ Alumni Friends Bookhouse. At the heart of the not-for-profit organisation is the diverse and generous community of volunteers, who not only work tirelessly towards every Fair, but are[…]

Waking Up

Please note: The opinions expressed in each of the stories shared by individuals on this website are those of the individual author. I know the best places to nap on campus. They are: The lounge outside the philosophy department in Forgan Smith The Great Court (although this can be prone to green ants) Wherever my law[…]