UQU Abilities Collective
WHAT IS THE ABILITIES COLLECTIVE?
The UQU Abilities Collective, provided by UQU, your student union, is a group for UQ students who identify as having a disability, chronic illness, or mental illness. The Collective provides peer support and assistance during university through fostering a positive, open, and caring community. We run informal networking events, organised events and meetings as well as the Abilities Room - a safe space.
Another role of the Collective is to raise awareness of issues surrounding disability on campus and in the wider community. We do this by running awareness events, campaigns, and fundraisers throughout the semester, as well as advocating for the rights of students with disabilities to the University.
Check out how to get involved as a member, or by coming to our public events, below!
EVENTS IN 2017
Let The Good Times Roll: What you need to know to survive the transition to university
Thursday 23 February 12pm – 3pm in Innes Room 1 (Union Complex)
World Health Day
Friday 7 April in Campbell Place
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
Thursday 25 May in Forgan Place
My Beautiful Broken Brain Movie Panel
June in Schonnell Theatre
The Other Film Festival Outdoor Movie
28-30 September in the Natural Amphitheatre
HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER?
All students and alumnus of UQ who identify as having a disability, chronic illness or mental health condition can be members of the UQU Abilities Collective. The best way to get involved is to join up to our internal Facebook group - just add Missy Chameleon (our mascot) as a friend on Facebook and our membership officer will arrange to add you.
The group is a safe and supportive space to discuss concerns and ideas, share knowledge about how to get help on campus when facing difficulties, as well as a place to forge new friendships.
All meeting times and events can also be found in the online group.