Refugee Tutoring Club
The UQ Refugee Tutoring Club (UQRTC) aims to provide educational equality through improving English skills in addition to other high school subjects, to enhance the academic potential and tertiary education pathways available to students of refugee background. We see the establishment of long-term mentoring relationships between the students and our University tutors as an integral part of the personal and academic growth of both groups of people.
All tutors are current students of the University of Queensland. They study various degrees including engineering, law, science and medicine. This diversity allows the UQRTC to offer tutoring in a wide range of subjects. Additionally, many of our tutors have past tutoring experience or have worked previously with refugees in the pro bono sector.
Our students attend various high schools in Brisbane and are all from refugee backgrounds. The program is aimed at students who intend to pursue tertiary education upon the completion of Grade 12.