Student Advocacy and Support (SAS)

SAS is a free, independent hub of support for you

Equipped with services and resources to empower every student to feel and do their best – beyond just academics. From Welfare and Wellbeing Support to Legal, Visa and Job Preparation help, we’re here to ensure you thrive, not just survive University.

We can provide you with assistance on matters relating to the following services:

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SAS Appointment Types

2024 Bursaries


Each year, UQU and SAS offer bursaries to students facing financial difficulty. The bursaries program is an initiative run to support you through the ups and downs of student life. Bursaries can be a great help for students who are suffering from financial hardship, are on placement for their studies, undergoing gender affirmation processes, or need help to pay for resources required for their degrees, including textbooks or lab coats, for example. It’s a fully confidential system and is non-invasive on students’ privacy. 

The SAS team can answer your questions and help you with your application. Check back on this page and follow @uqunion on Instagram and Facebook to be the first to know which bursaries will be on offer this year!


Studying at university is a great experience, and having the opportunity to get hands-on learning while doing placement is the best way to develop practical skills that you can use in the workplace. But for some, doing placement can be a struggle as you may not be able to financially support yourself for daily necessities.

Student Advocacy and Support and the UQU Student Rights Collective have established the Placement Bursaries initiative to help students facing financial hardship from decreased work hours as a result of undertaking a compulsory placement.

Placement Bursary FAQs

Useful SAS info

We want to make sure SAS is accessible to all students who need our help. So please note:

Only currently enrolled UQ undergraduate and postgraduate students are eligible for this service.

Students may book only one SAS appointment per week (to ensure equitable access for all).

Appointments must be cancelled 24 hours prior to the appointment time. Repeat cancellations or no shows may mean you are ineligible for future assistance.

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