Equity

Over the past six years, Equity has expanded widely and is one of the society’s biggest portfolios. Equity’s focus is on getting people engaged with the Society and with law in general, and putting in place avenues for students to maintain their wellbeing.

If you have any questions concerning our equity events, contact us at equity@uqls.com

 

What events are coming up?

  • Snacks & Chats (monthly)
  • Buddy Welcome (Semester 1, Week 2)
  • International Student Movie Night (Semester 1)
  • Women in Law Breakfast (Semester 1)
  • First Year Frolic (Semester 2 - TBC)
  • Trivia Fundraiser with JATL (Semester 2 - TBC)

The UQLS is now more determined than ever to offer the best forms of support for all TBC Law students, whether that be through sport, socialising or having some treats during SWOTVAC. Equity is an important vehicle for delivering support for law students, and the UQLS is always striving to make it better.

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at equity@uqls.com.

 
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Textbook Loan Program & Equity Grant Program

Money is something that people find it really difficult to talk about, but if you’re struggling it can leave you feeling isolated and defeated. The Equity Portfolio is committed to helping you out where we can. Apply here for our Textbook Loan Program and here for our Equity Grant Program.

Apply for the Textbook Loan Program here

Apply for the Equity Grant Program here

 

Wellness & Diversity

Mental health and diversity are two very broad areas which encapsulate key issues faced by a very significant number of law students at UQ. In this space, Equity aims to raise awareness on issues like anxiety, stress, and homogeneity in the law school. We also have an annual Wellness and Diversity Survey and following report through which we collect data from students directly to learn where the UQLS and TCB can improve, which we follow up through our subcommittees, which do research and make recommendations which we can take on board or present to TCB.

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First Year Students

Our First Year Rep is Thomas, and he can be contacted at firstyearrep@uqls.com. There are many activities planned so to keep up to date, join us at 1st Year UQ Law, 2018 on Facebook. We’ve got loads planned to help first year students settled in including First Year Frolic in Semester 2!

Ashurst Buddy Program

If you’re worried about settling into uni life, then sign up to the Buddy Program here where you’ll be paired up with a more experienced law student who can guide you through all the uni-hacks you’ll need to know. If you’re a second-year-or-above student who’d like to lend a hand, you can sign up to be a senior buddy here.

Grab a look at the First Year Guide here, a publication just for First Years!

 

Graduate & International Students

Kamand is your representative for Graduate and International students and you can contact her at graduateandinternationalrep@uqls.com. If you want to know more about life at an Australian university or who to talk to at TCB, we’d love you to get in touch! We’re excited to launch our first International Student Movie Night where everyone is welcome to come along and witness the comedy classic Australian film, The Castle.

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