Who are QUT Alumni?
QUT Alumni is a forum of QUT graduates, staff members, past and present Council members and other qualified members.
Established under the Queensland University of Technology Act 1998 and Queensland University of Technology (QUT Alumni) Statute 2008 , QUT Alumni is concerned primarily with the mutual benefit to be gained through the interaction of QUT with its graduates.
QUT Alumni aims to represent the interests of QUT graduates through its influence in University decision making processes, including those concerned with learning, teaching and applied research.
The objectives of QUT Alumni are
- to provide benefits to individual alumni by fostering their continued involvement in the University and alumni community
- to recognise the achievements of QUT graduates
- to be committed to the professionalism and lifelong learning of QUT graduates
- to contribute to curriculum development and implementation in order to maintain its high standard and relevance to industry, professions and the community
- to assist QUT in establishing and maintaining contact with alumni for fundraising purposes
- to forge relationships with graduates, business, professions, industries, government and other educational institutions in pursuance of Alumni's aim and in liaison with the QUT Alumni and Development Office
- to use representation on Council and faculty committees to ensure that graduate and professional viewpoints on academic and other matters are expressed
- to promote the formation and activity of alumni groups representing common areas of interest between members
- to link graduates, and through them industry, with the University's decision-making process
- to provide a forum for debate on policy and relevant issues
- to encourage social contact between graduates across the professions
- to provide mentoring for current students.
Membership of QUT Alumni is determined by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT Alumni) Statute 2008. QUT Alumni is chaired by a President and served by a Board which includes four elected members of Alumni. Members are elected to these positions at the annual general meeting of QUT Alumni.
The Alumni body elects two members to Council, one of whom is the President of QUT Alumni.
The Alumni and Development Office coordinates all Alumni outreach.
QUT’s history dates to the beginnings of education in Queensland travelling through a rich history of 13 predecessor institutions and 150 years of higher education history.
- Brisbane School of Arts
- Brisbane Technical College
- Central Technical College
- Brisbane Kindergarten Training College
- Queensland Teachers’ Training College
- Kelvin Grove Teachers’ College
- Kedron Park Teachers’ College
- Queensland Institute of Technology
- Brisbane Kindergarten Teachers’ College
- North Brisbane College of Advanced Education
- Kelvin Grove College of Advanced Education
- Brisbane College of Advanced Education
Three post-secondary education traditions central to this past (technical education, training for primary and secondary teaching, and the kindergarten movement) resulted in a unique post-compulsory education system for Queensland. Their philosophy, pedagogy, goals and vocation professional training dominated the nineteen century entirely in a State where university education was debated but only grudgingly allowed.
During the twentieth century and until the 1960s, technical education and teacher training continued to train most of the professions in Queensland. Although such post-secondary education was always seen as separate to and second to the university, it was to remain a significant tertiary model for the state.
The Act of Parliament that provided for a fourth university in Queensland was passed in November 1988 and became the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). This new university amalgamated with Brisbane College of Advanced Education (BCAE) in 1989.
QUT is immensely proud of both its achievements in its relatively short time as a University and of its links to a much broader history of post-secondary education in Queensland.