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At QUT, there are lots of opportunities for students to attend conferences, events, study tours, delegations and more!

This blog includes insights from students participating in these events – so you can find out for yourself what these incredible opportunities are like.

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The Unknown Project’s foundation in Enactus QUT

One of my favourite poems is ‘The Summer Day’, by American poet Mary Oliver. It reads:

Oliver asks a critical, existential question: in a world of such remarkable beauty, who are we to be of any significance? But of course, as she says, you must be, but never without perspective. Oliver’s outlook demonstrates a kind of empowering empathy, in a world that can often feel overpoweringly apathetic.

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Accounting starters ft. Chris Hooper

My name is Liam Greinke. Final year Business (Accounting) and Laws student here at QUT interested in all things startups and philanthropy.

I was fortunate to meet Chris Hooper at a recent Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur pop-up event in Brisbane. Chris is one of the co-founders of Accodex — a cloud-based platform empowering freelance accountants. He kindly agreed to share his story and his advice to aspiring accounting start-up founders at QUT.

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Impact Social Enterprise 2017

When I told people that I would be spending my weekend – both entire days, Saturday and Sunday! – doing university-related things instead of enjoying the sub-Summer temperatures like the rest of Brisbane, many people told me that something must’ve been wrong or I needed the extra credit.

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A Summer Semester in Aarhus, Denmark

Oh Denmark. Where do I even begin…

As I sit on the plane making my (long) journey home to Australia, I can’t help but think how incredible the last five weeks have been. Over July and into August 2017, I was lucky enough to go on exchange to the beautiful city of Aarhus (pronounced or-hus), attending the Aarhus University Summer University, to study Sports Marketing and Sponsorship.

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University Scholars Leadership Symposium 2017 at the United Nations, Thailand

Where do I start? Last week I was fortunate enough to attend the University Scholars Leadership Symposium (USLS) based for the first time at the United Nations (UN) Building in Bangkok, Thailand. This event has definitely been life-changing to say the least. I had the opportunity to represent QUT and Australia, interacting with 902 delegates from over 72 countries.

USLS 2017

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From Dunce to Distinctions

For some students graduation is a day of celebration that all the sleepless nights, social and financial sacrifices and early lectures are all over, but for me, it was so much bigger than that.

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Wrap Up of the Hansard Scholars’ Programme

Well, what can I say? The past eight weeks have totally flown by, and looking back on my experience I have come to appreciate how valuable it has been not only to my education, but also to my professional and personal development. The Hansard Scholars’ Programme did indeed provide me with a very in-depth immersion into British Politics, and real world industry experience as a Parliamentary Intern. I was also very lucky to be in the United Kingdom at such a unique and mesmerising time, for the 2017 General Election, following last year’s referendum to leave the European Union. The program was jam-packed with classes, the internship placement, guest lectures, political campaigning, tours and events, a study trip, assignments and an exam. This is of course in addition to the usual sightseeing and experiences necessary when living in London.

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New perspectives on the international student experience

As an international student doing the Master in Business with a major in Strategic Advertising at QUT, I can say that enrolling in the project unit has been one of the most enriching academic experiences I have had in Australia. One of several reasons I chose QUT was its promise to deliver highly relevant knowledge linked to industry level practices that students will face once finished their courses. Read more