Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.37
Liaison Suzanne Davis
Submission Date Oct. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Queensland
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
BEL Community Engagement Program

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership?:
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability:

The Community Engagement Program provides students studying courses in business, economics and law with the opportunity to work on real life projects in the community sector, engaging in an active learning environment with direct benefits to not-for-profit, social enterprise and charity organisations.
https://bel.uq.edu.au/community-engagement-program

For example:
Students helped to launch Australia’s first social franchise business. Buffed, was established in partnership with the Wise Foundation and BOQ to give marginalised young men the opportunity to run their own shoeshine operation.
http://www.buffed.org.au/home.aspx
https://www.wisefoundation.com.au/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
UQ Health Care Homeless Service

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):

The UQ Health Care Homeless Service is an outreach service that plays a vital role in coordinating delivery of care for homeless people and some of the most vulnerable members in society. The service is delivered through the Vinnies homeless hostel in South Brisbane and the Anglicare clinic in Fortitude Valley. Partnering with multiple stakeholders, UQ Health Care provides crisis management and coordinates care with the Royal Brisbane Hospital Homeless Outreach Team, Princess Alexandra Mental Health Outreach Team, and social services.

Refugee Health Service
The Refugee Health Service provides health assessments, vaccination and general medical services for refugees and asylum seekers. The service is a collaboration between Refugee Health Qld, The University of Queensland School of Medicine and the Mater Centre for Primary Healthcare Innovation, providing valuable services to meet the complex health needs of newly arrived refugees.

https://www.uqhealthcare.org.au/what-we-do/homeless-community-services/
https://health.uq.edu.au/community-partnerships


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Social Economic Engagement Program

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):

The Social Economic Engagement Program partners MBA students with the community to achieve the sense of fulfilment that comes from giving back to society.

An example is the Endeavour Foundation Project where students provided consultancy advice to help a disability organisation find ways to expand its electronic waste recycling business. the Endeavour Foundation manages recycling facilities for computers and televisions on behalf of local authorities, generating income to fund other services.
https://business.uq.edu.au/engage/community-engagement
https://www.endeavour.com.au/


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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