Emmanuel College offers a range of academic programs designed to develop students’ broader professional skills, including critical thinking and cross-disciplinary understanding.

We run 80 hours of discipline-based tutorials each week, taught by qualified academics and industry professionals. These tutorials are based on the Oxbridge model of small groups, and centre on discussions around big issues within the disciplines in which the students are studying. They are not based on specific UQ courses, but focus more on the ways the knowledge gained through tertiary studies will feed into industry and professional practice. Students are encouraged to deepen their understanding of their field of study beyond their specific coursework. At the same time, because of the small sizes of the tutorials (no more than 5-6 students) and the tutors’ expertise, they are also able to help students with specific questions.

Download the tutorial timetable for semester 1  2019.



SuperTutes and MasterClasses

SuperTutes are team-taught interdisciplinary workshops that encourage students to address some of the most contentious and difficult questions facing contemporary society. Topics covered include the Ebola Crisis, Asylum-Seeker Children in Detention, Terrorism, Economic Crises, Trump’s Presidency, and Social Media and Social Isolation.

MasterClasses are run by high-level industry professionals, who give their time to work with students pursuing careers in specific fields, such as Medicine, Ecology and Biodiversity, Law, Politics, Media and Communications, and the Australian Public Service.

Short Language Courses

Emmanuel College’s Short Language Courses are designed to sustain learning in languages for students who have studied languages at school, but are unable to continue learning languages as a part of their university degree. These courses run across 12 weeks of the semester, and students need to attend at least 10 classes to receive a participation certificate. Languages studied include French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, and Mandarin.


What do students say about Emmanuel College UQ’s tutorial program?

“The tutorials in the six-week intensive course for GAMSAT [Graduate Medical School Admissions Test] preparation have been incredibly helpful. My tutors have given me confidence in approaching each section of the exam. I’m really grateful for the opportunity that Emmanuel College has provided to help me achieve my best score.”
— Emmanuel College second-year Science student

“Emmanuel’s Economics tutorials are invaluable. The personal approach enriched my understanding of lecture materials and broadened my perspectives of economics in real world applications. I now have an enhanced understanding of most economic topics, allowing me to make sense of world macroeconomic influences such as Brexit and the economic policies of political parties.”
— Emmanuel College second-year Business Management student

“Thank you for organising the Speech Pathology tutorials. Our tutor was absolutely brilliant and always did anything she could to help us out, including lending us textbooks and bringing all of her notes and her own therapy plans and materials. It was of real benefit and I know she will be a great connection for me in the professional world.”
— Emmanuel College second-year Speech Pathology student

“After realising that I wasn’t able to get the grades I wanted on my own, at the beginning of this year I decided to take full advantage of the academic benefits of living at Emmanuel. I attended almost every tutorial offered, sought out additional help from other College students, distanced myself from distractions by basically living in the Academic Centre as due-dates and exams approached, and followed the advice I’d been given during first year. This made a huge difference to my study life. Last semester, I obtained a 6.25 GPA, while actually attending more college sporting and cultural events.”
— Emmanuel College second-year Engineering student

“Emmanuel was my home away from home and, as a recent graduate, I already miss it terribly! The administrative and academic staff are incredibly helpful in assisting students to accomplish their goals and provide support whenever it’s required. Thanks to Emmanuel I consecutively achieved semester GPAs above 6 and made the Dean’s scholars list in my final two years of study.”
— Emmanuel College B Arts/B Journalism graduate