Undergraduate Accommodation at Brisbane’s Duchesne College
Duchesne College caters primarily to undergraduate students, accommodating 212 students at capacity. The College focuses on providing opportunities for personal development and academic success in an atmosphere of wise freedom, according to the fifth goal of the charism of the Sisters of the Society of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart.
Duchesne College differs from other UQ undergraduate accommodation in that we are:
- Feminine focused
- Small, unique and bespoke
- Comprised of gender-equitable and intergenerational staff
- Globally connected through the Society of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart
Residential and Pastoral Support at Duchesne
In order to create a safe and supportive residential environment, Duchesne offers the following residential and pastoral support services:
- Resident Assistants (senior students) who provide additional support after hours. These are paid positions and all RAs go through a rigorous selection process
- A comprehensive tutorial programme which provides academic support for most courses undertaken at UQ and QUT
- An Associate Programme for students who wish to participate in an active social life on campus, take advantage of the academic support provided.
- Progress interviews with a member of Senior Administration team
- A secure environment through individual fob entry, night porters and external security guards, who are on duty overnight
- A security bus which runs at night.
Living at Duchesne
Duchesne College is also proud to offer scholarships and bursaries to students who may otherwise be unable to reside on campus. Up to 20 bursaries are expected to be given in 2020 including the O'Dwyer Family Bursary, Indigenous Student Bursary, UQ/Duchesne Young Achievers Program Bursary, and the UQ/Duchesne College Music Achievement Bursary.
Further scholarships are also available to students commencing their undergraduate studies at the University of Queensland and wishing to reside at Duchesne College. These include the Duchesne Excellence Scholarship, UQ scholarships, QUT scholarships, government funding and tertiary scholarships for rural and regional students.
For more information on joining Duchesne College as an undergraduate, view our residential fees, browse through our student rooms or read our application guide. Contact Duchesne to discuss the next steps for yourself or the young person in your life.
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