Celebrating alumni achievements, QUT's philanthropic community and more highlights from 2021!
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Alumni newsletter



Celebrating success


Dear QUT graduate,


As we approach the end of the year, we want to take a moment to say thank you for being part of our alumni community, and wish you a joyous festive season.


In this edition, we celebrate some of the many success stories from our QUT community. While we reflect on highlights from our alumni, research and philanthropic spaces, we also look forward to the possibilities that await us in 2022.


From February, we will be back with a refreshed design and monthly updates from QUT Alumni - keep an eye on your inbox!


Again, enjoy the end of year festivities, and we'll see you in the new year.


News and events


QUT has named Susannah George as an Outstanding Entrepreneurial Alumnus 2021, in a move she never envisaged when launching the business a decade ago.


> Read Susannah's story

International air quality expert, QUT’s Distinguished Professor Lidia Morawska, has been named in the 2021 TIME100 as one of the most influential people in the world.


> Find out more about Lidia's work

From an impressive field of more than 1,100 applications for the Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Awards "the Oscars of education", QUT programs have been named finalists.


> Learn more about these finalists

QUT’s culture of philanthropy continues despite uncertainty, and the generosity of donors this year has helped support our students, researchers and our community.


> Discover the real-world impact

QUT's Pathways to Politics program has been recognised with a top philanthropy award. A participant shares how the program helped build her confidence.


> Read about Katie's experience

QUT has joined forces with Germany’s Max Planck Institute, one of the world’s foremost scientific institutions, to establish the QUT/MPI joint laboratory.


> Learn more about this joint laboratory

13-16 December 2021

We’re excited to welcome you for a tour of our world-class campuses and community spaces. Tours will be available at both our Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses.

3-6 January 2022

One of the most-read and famous children's books of all time emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience for children 18 months+ and their adults.

Starting February 2022


Readiness is an event series for QUT alumni that focuses on practical and fundamental skills, to support participants in staying real-world ready in an ever-changing world.

Topic and time to be confirmed.

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Alumni & friends achievements in 2021


QUT community members are doing incredible things all around the world! We've highlighted some of the many awards that real-world graduates like you achieved this year.

Do you have an achievement to celebrate? Let us know at alumni@qut.edu.au


Real world support


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Do you want to explore a new field, something you’re passionate about, or prepare yourself for a career in an emerging industry?


> Explore courses for a new career

There are 22 QUTeX leadership courses, with topics ranging from Leading Strategic Initiatives to Communicating for Results. 


> See QUTeX leadership courses

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Discover news, events and more from our alumni community.


> Connect with us


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