Support during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed our way of life. At QUT, we're committed to supporting the safety and wellbeing of our staff and students, and adapting rapidly so we can continue to offer world-class education and research.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop, QUT is rapidly responding by transforming the way we learn, teach and work. Our community's health and safety is our number one priority and we're helping in every way possible, from important research and insights into the pandemic, to offering you tools, advice and learning that can be accessed from the safety of your own home.

COVID-19 advice for the QUT community

QUT Business School

Contact our experts for world-leading insight and advice on all aspects of COVID-19 and the impacts and disruptions it is having on every day life and the world at large. For all media enquiries contact the QUT Media Team +61 73138 2361 or media@qut.edu.au

Health

Contact our experts for world-leading insight and advice on all aspects of COVID-19 and the impacts and disruptions it is having on every day life and the world at large.

Education

Contact our experts for world-leading insight and advice on all aspects of COVID-19 and the impacts and disruptions it is having on every day life and the world at large.

Creative Industries

Contact our experts for world-leading insight and advice on all aspects of COVID-19 and the impacts and disruptions it is having on every day life and the world at large.

Science and Engineering

Contact our experts for world-leading insight and advice on all aspects of COVID-19 and the impacts and disruptions it is having on every day life and the world at large.

Law

Contact our experts for world-leading insight and advice on all aspects of COVID-19 and the impacts and disruptions it is having on every day life and the world at large.

Latest news

29 May 2020

Media literacy lessons a must for schools

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of teaching students the difference between real and fake or misleading news say the authors of a new report into news media literacy education.

28 May 2020

Accidental COVID-19 winners shape future for digital business

Who are the accidental winners thriving during the unprecedented shake-up of the economy during COVID-19?

26 May 2020

Gig economy may hold some hope for jobs in age of COVID-19

Hundreds of thousands of Australians are out of work as a result of COVID-19, but a QUT expert says some may find new jobs through digital platforms, particularly in areas like food delivery, writing, law, accountancy, home maintenance, IT or graphic design.

14 May 2020

Time for smart startups to step up

Key learnings from past epidemics and financial crises indicate innovative entrepreneurs will have a pivotal role to play in economic recovery post COVID-19, says QUT Executive Director of Entrepreneurship Professor Rowena Barrett. 

6 May 2020

Safely relaxing social distancing comes down to numbers

Your house number could be the key to the safe relaxation of COVID-19-related restrictions if governments follow a new exit strategy proposal published today in the British Medical Journal.

1 May 2020

QUT partners in new Queensland AI Hub

QUT is part of a consortium involving the State Government, universities and industry leaders behind a new centre aimed at building Queensland’s artificial intelligence capabilities.

Learn anywhere

We're adapting quickly to the challenges of COVID-19 by offering a range of online study options for undergraduate and postgraduate students who can't leave the house. If you're after something more casual, our podcasts will keep you entertained while you learn.

QUTeX

Short courses, professional development and executive education.

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Online study

Prepare for tomorrow, today, with our range of online courses and professional development.

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Open online learning

Open online learning gives you access to online courses that are open to everyone, and most are free.

Explore open online learning

Teacher Podclass

A podcast series that's all about supporting and inspiring teachers, hosted by award-winning journalist Madonna King.

Listen to the podcast

Connected learning

The QUT Faculty of Education has free resources from our experts to support and inspire your online teaching and home education.

Learning activities, tips and resources

Health and wellbeing

The health and wellbeing of our staff and students is our major priority during this crisis. Support services are available to help you through online studies, working from home arrangements and any distress caused by this unprecedented upheaval to our lives.

Support for students

If you're a current student you can access many free services to support you within your course and outside of class.

Access student support

Support for staff

We've developed support materials to help staff adjust to working from home and the challenges of a disrupted workplace. These materials are available to all current staff.

Access staff support

Breakout workout

If you're studying at home or working remotely, you can still be involved in the QUT Sport community through virtual sports clubs and at home workouts.

Download our stretch guide for some quick and easy ways to stay active at your desk, or follow along with the workout videos on Facebook or Instagram.

Download the guide