Connecting & Giving Back: Celebrating, Supporting, & Encouraging UQ’s ‘Future Alumni’
The biennial UQ Alumni Book Fair® is our major fund-raising event (next 3-6 May, 2019). If you missed the 20th Fair, have a look at our Press Release, glance at a few photographs from the first day of the UQ Alumni Book Fair [click here], or check here for some of highlights from our Rare Book Auction). But don’t wait until then! Why not come along to one of our smaller sales:
Pre-Christmas ‘Sidewalk Sale’: Hawken Drive, St Lucia (17th November)
St Lucia and Long Pocket offices: Details on how to find the all-important Book Shed (book donations always welcome), and information on how to find our offices at UQ’s St Lucia and Long Pocket Campuses are available here. Or contact us via email or telephone for more.
Our Golden Jubilee celebrations officially closed at our May 2018 AGM (a copy of the speech by Adjunct Professor John Story AO is available here). The 12-month program included special events, fund-raising (have a look at the photographs of the Golden Jubilee bursary presentations to UQ students), and a project sharing stories and memories of UQ (click here to read some of our stories, and to share your own).
Founded in 1967, Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland Inc (also known as Alumni Friends) celebrates a Golden Jubilee in 2017-18. The Association connects engaged alumni and friends to support the endeavours of the ‘future alumni,’ educators and researchers of The University of Queensland (UQ). Membership is open to everyone who has an interest in UQ: parents, students, alumni, and friends. Operated by a large group of dedicated volunteers, the association continues to raise significant funds through the very popular biennial UQ Alumni Book Fair, and through donations and gifts from members. The close association of our members with UQ cannot merely be measured in dollar terms, but activity to date includes the disbursement of over $8 million (inflation-adjusted) to the University and to its students.
New members are always welcome: Members receive three annual newsletters, access to discounted UQ library membership, and the opportunity to participate in a range of social activities during the year. Many members also join some of our special interest groups, or become more actively involved as volunteers. A sample calendar of events is here.