College Life in the Sixties

I arrived at the Women’s College in 1962. Having lived with two quiet adults, I now had to adjust to slamming doors, loud radios, and heavy footsteps down corridors. Freshers settled in during Orientation Week, but when the older students returned, the Fresher System came into play. As the junior residents, freshers were expected to[…]

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[…]

Free education: Audiology to Art

Margaret Blaszczyk has a lifelong connection with the University of Queensland. She began a Bachelor of Speech Therapy at UQ in 1976 as Margaret Bovey, during an exciting era of tertiary education in Queensland when repressive politics often led to the questioning of authority by many students. She joined the intimate Department of Speech and[…]