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How connected are you?

Uni isn’t all about study. One of the best things you can do to improve your overall experience, make new friends, and enjoy your time on campus is getting involved in university life. Check out the student clubs on offer, attend uni events and consider volunteering.

QUT Connect is the largest student volunteer group on campus, with several hundred active volunteers, known as Connectors. The volunteering and personal development program focuses on:

  • helping new students settle in
  • providing personal development to volunteers
  • building a vibrant campus community.
  • What do Connectors do?

    Connectors can get involved with a range of activities run by Student Engagement and Sport.

      KickSTART
      Help run a two-day uni prep program that helps new students make friends and transition to university life.

      Connect sessions
      Facilitate a QUT Connect session and campus tour for new students starting in your degree.

      Welcome tent
      Provide a friendly ‘hello’ and guidance to students arriving on campus for O Week.

      Social events
      Help deliver social events, designed to help new students meet one another in a fun and supportive environment.

      Campus life
      Help design and deliver activities that meet student need and build community. Activities might include fundraisers, social events, campaigns or student-led projects.

      Weekly coffee catch-ups
      Volunteer at weekly coffee catch-ups throughout each semester to facilitate thought-provoking discussions and encourage students to network with their peers.

      Flagship events
      Help with university-wide events such as the QUT Classic, QUT Games, TEDxQUT, or Dragon Boat Regatta.

    What’s in it for you?

    As a Connector, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • meet like-minded people and expand your social and professional networks
  • facilitate and assist at university events, both on campus and online
  • attend the end-of-year ‘Connect Camp’
  • complete free leadership training and development workshops
  • build the campus culture you want to see at QUT
  • be part of a positive community of peers.
  • And as an added bonus you get:

  • a free Connect t-shirt and lunch during O Week volunteering
  • a Certificate of Participation (upon request) once you’ve completed training and begun volunteering
  • free or discounted entry to the QUT Classic, Dragon Boat Regatta and other exclusive events.
  • Find out more Connect or apply to join QUT Connect.