One of the aspects I love about college life is the chance to engage in cultural, community and sporting opportunities, even
when I had never played the sport before. Activities such as
waterpolo, hockey, debating and wellness weekend were not only a
lot of fun and provided well-earned relief from studies - they also
provided a great opportunity to socialise outside of my usual
Other great advantages include the great food, including nutritious
vegetarian options, ease of public transport, close proximity to the
university, and the aid of a tailored tutoring program.
Abby FrazerResident 2021- 2022
Moving to Brisbane from Victoria was definitely a fairly daunting process as I really didn’t know anyone in Queensland, however upon entering Union college I was very quickly put at ease after meeting the incredibly supportive resident mentor team. O-week kicked off and I very quickly formed so many friendships that by the end of the week Union College very much felt like home.
Sarah JeffriesResident Mentor 2022
I have found this year at Union College, to be a life-changing experience. I have been given so much support that has helped me transition from high school to university. The Resident Mentor team was a huge help during O week, making the big scary move-in day run so smoothly. And they do not stop there, they work hard each day to provide us with any comforting advice or the good laugh that we may need at any point in the year. Without them, making friends in the first week would have been more of a task.
Chelsea RavizzaResident 2022
With a supportive culture that allows residents to excel in all things academic, sporting, and social, Union College certainly does feel like a home away from home. The caring nature of the college fosters lifelong friendships, whilst providing many opportunities to meet new people.
Conor O'ReillyResident Mentor 2022
“Union College is a positive, inclusive and friendly community where everyone feels welcome. The college offers a variety of activities such as sports, music and photography. The facilities are modern and spacious, and the staff team are very kind and helpful.”
Robbie BuxtonResident 2022
I love that I have been continuously supported in my academic, cultural and social endeavours throughout my time here, and I love the community, companionship and spirit at Union College - it truely feels like one big family. I have also made lifelong friendships that will stay with me for years to come, that I would never have made if I didn’t come to college.
I am blessed to have come to such an amazing place that I now call home, and 100% recommend Union to any students moving to Brisbane after high school.
Emily KirkwoodResident 2022
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Union College acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which the College is located, the people of the Turrbal nation and Jagera/Yaggera nation. Our community lives, learns and grows together on these rich lands and waters that are, and have been, a place of gathering for thousands of years. Union College is committed to honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the lands, waters and seas, and their significant contribution to society as the oldest living civilisation in the world.