UQ donor and alumni Thank You video wins international award

6 Jun 2014

A video produced by The University of Queensland (UQ) to thank donors and alumni for their support has won a Silver award at the prestigious Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Circle of Excellence Awards.

Founded in 1974, CASE is one of the world's largest non-profit educational associations, with a membership representing more than 3,600 universities and colleges in 82 countries.

The 90-second video features an eight-year-old boy, representing future generations of university students, who talks about the incredible career paths available to him when he grows up because of all that UQ has to offer, which is due to the generous philanthropic support from many individuals and organisations.

Jointly created by UQ Donor Relations team and production company Cutting Edge, the video highlights some of UQ’s great research outcomes and state of the art learning spaces including the GHD Auditorium in the new Advanced Engineering Building, the AIBN (Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology), the RD Milns Antiquities Museum, and the Global Change Institute.

Two versions of the video were produced – one to thank UQ alumni globally for all that they do for UQ, and a second version to thank donors for their philanthropic support of UQ.

UQ Director Marketing, Communications and Donor Relations Ms Heather Watson said there were very clear objectives for the video.

“We wanted to recognise and celebrate our donors and alumni for all that they do, while building awareness that donors and philanthropy are making an impact today and for future generations.” Ms Watson said.

“UQ recognises that every gift makes a difference, big or small, and together UQ and its supporters can achieve great things."

“We are absolutely delighted that the work being produced by UQ has been rewarded by CASE in this way.”

Contact: Mark Schroder, UQ Advancement, Phone: (07) 3346 3921 or email m.schroder@uq.edu.au