After recently returning from my third surfing weekend trip in Byron Bay organised by QUT surfers, I can confidently say that the QUT Surfers club is my favorite club at QUT! If you haven’t heard, QUT Surfers is a relatively new club at QUT that aims to bring together both new and advanced surfers, organize weekend or day surfing trips and lessons, or just to socialize, chill at the beach and meet other cool people. No prior surfing experience is required to join the club so it is a great way to get out there and learn from the best. If being in the water isn’t your thing, the club is still a fantastic way to meet really cool people.
The prominent getaway destination for Brisbane people; North Stradbroke. One of the most beautiful landscapes I’ve seen is on this huge island. Although I only had the chance to explore the northern coast of this island, it already gave me the best view. Queensland really does offer you irreplaceable moments in life.
It’s amazingly sooo easy to go to this paradise from Brisbane. Just take the train to Cleveland (an hour more less train ride), and go to the pier to take the ferry. Everything is on google and this official website https://stradbrokeisland.com/ . They have student prices for the ferry too 😀 and within the island they have shuttle buses that take you here and there.
The video might explain well how the island is really good for a day or even two days getaway; however you like it. I’m actually planning on going camping there before I graduate uni. Whoever is keen feel free to comment down below :]
Cedar Creek Falls in the Mount Tamborine area
We hired an eight seater van and just spent the day road tripping down south. We wanted to trek but time wasn’t enough to bring us to Springbrook National Park, so we decided to go here instead, where the track was very easy.
We spent an hour or two just laying around watching the calming view. People were swimming but it wasn’t too crowded. It was a bliss surrounded by nature and silence, running away from the busy Brisbane CBD. Check out the video to see how the day turned out and see the images on flickr to see my skills on the analog camera Canon AE capturing the day 😀
Honestly, I don’t think my previous Lady Elliot Island post clearly explains how dramatic the island was; so I made a video for you to see at least 30% of what the island has to offer. Enjoy!
Hi, I’m Max, a Diploma in Health Science student at QUT International College.
I’d like to introduce you to my favourite place where I go to relax and release stress. Gold Coast can be hard to go without a car, so I have found another close seaside town to enjoy, Redcliffe.
Hi there! Vincent here, I am from Indonesia and I’m currently studying Diploma of Engineering in QUTIC (QUT International College). Today I am going to talk about what I’ve experienced at QUTIC for the last 8 months.
Hi everyone! My name’s Caelan and I’m one of the new international student bloggers here at QUT. This is my first blog post and I’m super excited to share what I’ve been up to lately, apart from handing in my final assignments and studying for exams!
Hello, everyone! I am Kayan from Hong Kong, currently studying my Bachelor Degree in Creative Industries (major in media and communication). Very happy to say, this is my first blog post! Yeah! I’m one of the new international student bloggers sharing my stories with you this semester, and I hope that you will stay on the journey with me.
Thomas, Diploma in Engineering, QUT International College
Hi there, I’m Thomas from Vietnam, currently a Diploma student in Engineering at QUTIC. Today I’m going to share my exciting experience at South Bank, Brisbane.
New postgraduate courses in Engineering
Interested in expanding your knowledge in Engineering?
QUT now offers two new postgraduate courses with February and July intakes:
- Graduate Certificate in Communication for Engineering (EN60) – a new pathway program for international students who do not meet the minimum language requirements to be admitted directly to QUT’s Master of Professional Engineering program (IELTS 6.5).
- Master of Professional Engineering (EN55)
New course: Master of Counselling (PY12)
Gain advanced knowledge and skills in counselling therapy with an applied and experimental focus to your studies. You will also gain practical experience in QUT’s own Psychology and Counselling clinic.
QUT at the Forefront of Startups in Australia
In the 2017 Startup Muster survey, QUT was found to be the second most attended educational institution in the country.
Jessie gets a Life Changing Experience in Silicon Valley
QUT Creative Industries graduate Jessie Hughes was chosen as one of 20 young (18-29 year old), high-achieving, tech-focused Australians to go on a study tour to Silicon Valley, USA.
Find out how Jessie’s curiosity of choosing tech-heavy electives at QUT and travel have opened up a world of endless opportunities.
Education Courses Available for Mid-year Entry
July entry is now available for the following courses:
Bachelor of Education
- Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) ED39
- Bachelor of Education (Primary) ED49
- Bachelor of Education (Secondary)- Health Physical education ED59
Master of Teaching
- Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) EU30
- Master of Teaching (Primary) EU40
- Master of Teaching (Secondary) EU50
Admissions in July is with suitable advanced standing (credit) only.
QUT Lecturer Australian University Teacher of the Year
QUT’s robotics vision Distinguished Professor Peter Corke have been honoured as Australian University Teacher of the Year 2017, the nation’s most prestigious higher education teaching award.
QUT to Lead National Robotic Defence Research
Federal Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne announced last month that QUT will lead research in the new Defence Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Trusted Autonomous Systems. QUT will headquarter the potentially $121 million research facility in Queensland.
New App to Help with Summer Safety
Summertime can lead to many burns giving you lifelong scars and year’s of treatment. To prevent this, QUT’s Dr Leila Cuttle has partnered with Australian technology company iPug to release “Cool runnings”, an app to educate people on burn prevention and burn first aid.
More stories from QUT and Brisbane
- Register for the Lord Mayor’s International Student Friendship Ceremony & City Welcome Festival 2018
- Apply Now to become a Brisbane International Student Ambassador for 2018
- Student Accommodation Guide
- 10 Most Instagrammed Places in Australia
- Experience Brisbane’s Diverse Asian Communities through BrisAsia Festival 10 February – 4 March 2018