Frequently asked questions

What and when is UQ Giving Day?

UQ’s inaugural Giving Day is taking place on Wednesday 23 October 2019. For 24 hours, we’re challenging the UQ community to create change by supporting important causes at UQ.

What is the goal?

Together, we aim to raise $1 million in partnership with 1,000 donors. Funds will go directly to the cause of the donor’s choosing.

What are we raising money for?

UQ Giving Day will raise funds to support a range of important causes at UQ, including the ChangeMaker Fund in support of student scholarships. Our full list of causes will be available soon!

How will UQ Giving Day be celebrated on campus?

Giving Day events will be taking place at the St Lucia, Gatton and Herston campuses. There will also be partner events held around Brisbane in the lead-up to Giving Day. Keep an eye on the UQ Alumni Facebook page for updates!

How does gift matching work?

Side by side with you, UQ is committed to ensuring that the cost of attending university does not prevent talented students from pursuing their higher education goals. When you donate to the ChangeMaker Fund on Giving Day, or one of the other need-based scholarship endowments listed below, UQ will double your gift, up to a total of $1 million:

  • ChangeMaker Fund
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship
  • Fiona Kennedy Fund
  • Medicine Endowment Scholarship Fund
  • UQLA Scholarship
  • Gifts to the below Funds are also matched on Giving Day, by other areas of the University:

  • Globetrotters Grant (up to $25,000 total)
  • You can also contribute to, or set up your own matching challenge for any of our causes.

    How do I donate on UQ Giving Day?

    You can donate online on our Giving Day website. If you would like to discuss your gift or donate by another method, including over the phone or by cheque, you can contact UQ Advancement using the details below.

    Telephone: +61 7 3346 3900 — Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (AEST)
    UQ Advancement
    The University of Queensland
    Brisbane QLD 4072

    Can I participate if I’m not in Australia?

    Yes! The official UQ Giving Day is taking place on Australian Eastern Standard Time (6pm 22 October 2019 until 6pm Wednesday 23 October 2019) - be sure to adjust your timezone to make sure you make your donation in time!