A Turn in Life’s Direction

I enrolled at the University of Queensland in 1969 as a “mature age” student. This term was used for someone who did not proceed to university directly from high school and had matriculated, usually via the extremely limited night schools, with fewer school subjects. I think that the enrolling of such mature age students was[…]

The Reluctant Millennial

As the black sheep of my family, it was with tremendous excitement that I bucked the trend of QIT/QUT enrolment and was accepted into a dual Bachelors of Science and Business at the University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus in 2000. The late 90s and early 2000s was a period of intriguing redefinition for UQ[…]

The Impossible Dream – Theory and Θεωρία at University of Queensland

This is a story of two embers lit in the Western Hemisphere—two embers that flamed in Australia and spawned three generations of scholars at The University of Queensland. Every day, five members of one household centre their lives on the campus at St Lucia—doctoral, post graduate and undergraduate. It is 2016. The metaphor of education[…]