The full name of UQCSSA is University of Queensland Chinese Students and Scholars Association, which was formally established on August 8th, 1988. UQCSSA is a non-profit student organization accredited by the Chinese Consulate-General of the People’s republic of China in Brisbane. The purpose of the UQCSSA is to organize activities covering life, study, and career for Chinese students in Brisbane and even in Queensland, and to contribute to the unity of the local Chinese community and the maintenance of the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese. With the care, support, help and dedication of everyone, under the leadership of the Executive Committee of every session of the Association, UQCSSA has gone through 30 years and grown into one of the most influential Chinese student organizations in Queensland.
Nowadays, UQCSSA has an annual membership of 800+ per year, and the number of members in the past five years has reached 2000+. The student council executive committee staff of the UQCSSA has also grown from 10 to 60. The Association organizes an average monthly event, which covers: Mid-Autumn Gala Festival, Panda Race, Academic Forum Lecture, Individual Talent Competition, Student experience Exchange Contact, Outdoor Group Tour, Friendship Dating Ball, Student Safety Lecture, Job Application Short Training, physical fitness activities and volunteer service work. UQCSSA advocates an atmosphere of freedom, equality, democracy and development. In addition to strengthening its own organization, we also collaborate with QUT Chinese student association (QUTCSSA), GU Chinese Student Association (GUCSSA), and other associations under UQU such as UQTAISA (UQ Taiwan Student Association), ACYA (Australian Chinese Young Association), Brisbane City Council, Queensland Ministry of Education, QCF (Queensland Chinese Forum). With the efforts of the students in the marketing department, students can enjoy preferential business from zero to 50+.
What is more valuable is that UQCSSA has enabled everyone to find a long-lost sense of belonging in a foreign country. In such a warm family, we live in harmony, enhance friendship, contribute strength, learn from each other, do not seek repayment, work hard, and serve our classmates. This kind of species is the embodiment of our “UQCSSA Spirit”. In the future, we will work harder to build an excellent school association and serve more schoolmates. I hope that everyone will continue to enjoy joining our big family and our events.