2023 dates

Student portal

Student Handbook

Check-in day for new students
Saturday 11 February

Orientation Week (new students)
Saturday 11 February – Friday 17 February

Semester 1
Sunday 19 February – Saturday 17 June

Mid-year break*
Saturday 17 June – Saturday 22 July

Semester 2
Sunday 23 July – Saturday 18 November

Check-out day for all students
Saturday 18 November

*Students are welcome to stay and/or leave their belongings in their room over the mid-year break.


Semester 1, 2023

As a current Emmanuel College student, you can:

  • Update your details
  • Lodge a returning student application
  • Access College Policies
    • Student Handbook
    • Respectful Relationships
    • Alcohol, Smoking and Other Drugs Policy
    • Diversity and Inclusion Policy
    • Social Media Policy

Log in

Access the current Student Handbook below:


Student Handbook

Apply for a scholarship or bursary

We want to make an Emmanuel College residency available to the most outstanding students, regardless of the financial means of their families, and to bring in students from diverse backgrounds around Australia and around the world. 

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit. For your scholarship to continue from semester to semester, you need to maintain high academic achievement. Bursaries are awarded on the basis of need and sound academic achievement. If you’re seeking a bursary, you’ll need to provide evidence of financial hardship.

Most scholarships and bursaries are offered as a remission of College fees.

You can apply for either a scholarship or a bursary or for consideration in both categories. You can apply for more than one scholarship at a time.

When and how to apply

Returning students


Returning Student Scholarship Form


For any questions regarding new and returning scholarship applications, please email

Bursary applications

Returning students should submit your application form no later than 30 November 2022.


Bursary Application Form

Emmanuel College scholarships and bursaries

Respectful Relationships

All members of the College Community having a right to live, study and work in an environment where they feel safe, supported and respected;

  • Promoting and fostering an environment in which people are treated fairly and with respect;
  • Provide training and education to support healthy development and wellbeing for our students that builds and deepens respect for themselves and respect for others;
  • Deliver safe and supportive reporting options when a breach to our Policy and Code of Conduct has occurred.

Culture of respect

Respect — including self-respect — is fundamental to everything we do. We talk about respect often and use every opportunity to demonstrate and support respectful behaviours. Our staff and student leaders are trained to support all our students to develop a strong sense of personal identity and boundaries.

We cultivate respectful relationships from the start — in our initial interviews with prospective students and the first time residents meet as a group during Orientation Week. We focus on providing an informative and nurturing Orientation Week experience for new students that encourages them to build healthy relationships.

College student leaders provide support and guidance through Orientation Week and subsequent university milestones. Our staff mentor student leaders to be positive role models and to identify and call out unacceptable behaviour. Among all our residents we foster a culture of care for each other’s physical and mental wellbeing.

Through ongoing educational programs, we promote a culture of gender equality that supports all students to understand and accept the link between gender equality and respectful relationships. We regularly host guest speakers who are experts in areas such as consent, positive relationships, and respect for sexual diversity and identity.


Safe environment

To provide a safe place in which to navigate the transition from adolescence to adulthood, we:

  • Cultivate a positive environment with a focus on respectful relationships and prevention of any kind of abuse and harassment;
  • Respond quickly, empathically and decisively when situations occur;
  • Clearly communicate reporting procedures and highlight the many support services available to students at the College, at UQ and in the broader community;
  • Operate a policy of zero tolerance of any serious misconduct;
  • Make sure all students complete a compulsory online course on the topic of consent and attend sessions with senior College staff on understanding sexual consent;
  • Continue to review and refine our approach.

Reporting and responding

If an incident occurs, we will inform students of all their reporting options and give our full support if they choose to file a police report or engage external help or advice.

We thoroughly investigate all complaints. Students who transgress the College’s values and policies will be required to leave.

We provide professional on-site support for student safety and wellbeing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The College’s counsellors are trained first responders to sexual misconduct and are available to support students at any time. We provide counselling to minimise the risk of issues escalating and to make sure students get the support they need.

We have initiated a new College-wide survey to gather feedback from students each year about the culture of the College — what’s working well and what we can do better.


Support options

Anonymous Report

To report a potential breach of the Emmanuel College Code of Conduct and Emmanuel College Respectful Relationships Policy, please use the form below. By submitting a report, you are not initiating a formal reporting process and you have the option to remain anonymous. We will only use the information you have provided to put you in contact with a member of our Student Engagement Team who will inform you of Emmanuel’s support options.

If you choose to remain anonymous, we will attempt to take action with the information you have provided. The report you submit will be turned into a case note for the student/s involved or mentioned. A risk assessment based on the information provided is completed. Please note, the anonymous report option may not result in an outcome if there is not enough information or detail that can appropriately be used to progress to an informal or formal report.

You can always discuss your options with any member of the Student Engagement Team, Ali Mills (College Counsellor) or Michael D’Arcy (Dean of Studies). Please see here for more information about your reporting options. We encourage you to reach out to our Student Engagement Team for confidential support at any time.