Get involved in uni for better outcomes

Ready to make the most of your time at university? It’s not just about hitting the books, it’s about getting out there and experiencing all the other stuff that uni has to offer. Think joining clubs, attending events, volunteering, and getting involved in class discussions. Trust us, it’s worth it!

Let’s talk about why participating is essential.

Fully participating at uni is a fantastic way to meet new people and make friends. You never know who you might connect with, and those connections can lead to awesome opportunities down the line. It also helps you develop some sweet skills that come in handy later in life. We’re talking leadership, teamwork, communication, and time management.

Participating can also help you make the most of your education. Sure, classes are important, but experiencing things in the real world is where the real magic happens. Attending events, volunteering, or doing an internship can give you a different perspective and help you see how what you’re learning applies to the real world.

So, how do you get involved? Here are some tips to help you get started:

Attend orientation

This is a great way to learn about all the different services, clubs, programs and societies available on campus. You might be surprised by what’s out there!

Join a club

Find a club that aligns with your interests and get involved. You’ll meet new people, have a blast, and maybe even learn something new.

Attend events

Uni events are a great way to explore new interests and meet people from all walks of life. Check out guest lectures, cultural events, or sporting events to get started.


Giving back to your community is a great way to develop skills and make a difference. Look for volunteer opportunities on campus or in your local area. It feels good to do good!

Participate in class

Okay, this one might seem obvious, but it’s important to actively engage in class discussions. Not only will you learn more, but you’ll also show your lecturers and tutors that you’re engaged and interested in the material. Who knows, you might even inspire someone else to speak up!

So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and start participating! You’ll make new friends, develop awesome skills, and have a blast along the way. Who knows what awesome opportunities might come your way? Let’s do this thing!

Orientation Week Gardens Point Campus

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.

      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.