Did you know that more than one in five full time undergraduate students will go to university without adequate food and other necessities?
October 12th - 18th is national Anti-Poverty Week, where all Australians are encouraged to take part in activities that highlight or deal with poverty and hardship issues.
In order to raise awareness about student poverty in Australia, QUT Student Support Services are standing up to support our students with the message of Get Help, Help Yourself and Help Others. It's important all students are aware of the many services QUT provides and how to access them.
Here is what you can do to help other students and yourself during Anti-Poverty Week on October 15th at Gardens Point:
Get help by joining in the conversation at our Kitchen Table Chats hosted by QUT Counselling Services, International Student Services and Student Engagement with free fruit provided by Artisans Café.
Help Yourself by swapping second hand clothing and books with other students on the day.
Help others by donating non-perishable food to the Guild Food Bank for students in need.
QUT Retailers are also donating 150 FREE meals to students! Come down to Main Drive to get free food from Artisan's Café, Boot Juice Bars, Sushi Q, Origin Kebabs, Aroma Café, and The Pantry!
More information on financial help available to students is on our website: https://www.student.qut.edu.au/fees-and-finances/financial-help-and-support