Undergraduate Accommodation at Brisbane’s Duchesne College

Undergraduate Accommodation at Brisbane’s Duchesne College

Duchesne College caters primarily to undergraduate students, accommodating 216 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:

  • Values-driven
  • 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 Wellbeing Support at Duchesne

In order to create a safe and supportive residential environment, Duchesne offers the following residential and pastoral support services:

  • Resident Leaders (senior students) who provide additional support after hours. These are paid positions and all RLs 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 and take advantage of the academic support provided.
  • Progress interviews with a member of the College Leadership 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.


Weekly Wash-up

Academic Awards 2021 Academic Awards 2021 (331 KB)

Babysitting job 05/03 Babysitting job 05/03 (245 KB)

College Idol 2021 College Idol 2021 (394 KB)

Vicky Dawes Counselor Vicky Dawes Counselor (328 KB)

Duchesne Idol Duchesne Idol (744 KB)

Academic Dinner Academic Dinner (267 KB)

International Women's Day Lunch International Women's Day Lunch (269 KB)



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