Welcome from Professor David Brunckhorst

Emmanuel College has been one of Australia’s leading university colleges for more than 100 years. Grounded in our founding liberal arts mission: “to provide an education for life, not just for livelihood”, we offer an academically focused, supportive residential environment for young men and women studying at The University of Queensland.

Academic progress and excellence is the priority at Emmanuel College. We are a collegiate interdisciplinary academic community — community is at the heart of what we do. People and relationships are what make a university college great. I believe that our outstanding students and dedicated staff make Emmanuel the best college at UQ.

The development of critical thinking, life-long learning and problem-solving skills coupled with respectful dialogue and compassion are essential for young adults to contribute to the future. Our academic program encompasses more than 100 discipline-based tutorials each week, language courses, SuperTutes, MasterClasses, visiting scholars, and academic mentoring.

The socialcultural and sporting aspects of co-ed college life at Emmanuel also build resilience and character, leading to meaningful relationships and life-long friendships.

Whether providing academic support and intellectual engagement, financial support through scholarships and bursaries, mentoring and internships through our alumni network, or pastoral care and spiritual guidance, everything we do is to ensure our students’ wellbeing and future prospects.

As a landscape ecologist, my research focuses on how social and ecological interactions of the past and present will shape the future. This raises the question: what kind of future do we want to commit to? Emmanuel College is committed to the past, present and future through our alumni, current students and students yet to come — collectively they will forge new futures. We welcome you to the next step towards your future.

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