Student Facilities

Academic Centre and Gill Student Centre

State-of-the-art learning and quiet study areas are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Bagpipe and Drum Lessons

All students are welcome to join the award-winning Emmanuel College Highlanders at The University of Queensland pipe band. Free tuition is available in both pipes and drums.

Bike Shed

Students are welcome to bring their bike to College and securely lock it inside the large bike shed.


Our beautiful chapel is available to students as a quiet restful spot in which to spend time to pause and reflect or to take a spiritual moment. The College Chapel is also used as a conference or seminar venue. Services are held during semesters for those who wish to attend.

Common Rooms

The Junior Common Room is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is equipped with a kitchenette and entertainment, games, and gym facilities. A Senior Common Room is available for third-year and above students featuring a billiard table.

Computer and Office Facilities

Each student room has an individual internet connection linked to a shared printer. A computer lab (Academic Centre) is also provided for students. Photocopying is available at the College office (as well as in the Academic Centre), as are colour printing and a scanner. Office staff can assist students with assignment presentation by providing document binding materials and helping students with the process.

Music Rooms

Two purpose-built music rooms are available for students. Air-conditioned and soundproofed, these rooms provide the ideal practise area for students studying music or just practising for their own enjoyment. Both rooms are equipped with pianos and a drum kit.


The College is a fully fenced and gated community, and electronic fob access is required after the gates are locked at midnight. Security staff are on hand outside of office hours and a member of the Student Engagement Team is available to assist students at all times.

Sports Court

The basketball/netball court is located adjacent to the river to catch cooling breezes.

Tutorial Rooms

There are six rooms dedicated to small-group tutorials. Outside of tutorial hours, the rooms are available for student use.

UQ Sport Lifestyle Package

As an additional compulsory charge, students gain access to a UQ Sport Lifestyle package, which includes membership of the UQ Gym and Aquatic Centre, through the College at a significantly reduced rate.