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.


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 (compulsory extra payment required)

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.