John Simmons Mechanical and Mining Student Mobility Fund

University life has always been as much about what happens outside your lectures, as what happens in them. This is why we have set up the John Simmons Mechanical and Mining Student Mobility Fund

With over 42 years’ continuing experience providing leadership and advice to UQ’s student engineers, Emeritus Professor John Simmons AM knows firsthand just how important extra-curricular activities are in this equation.

“With our mechanical and mining sectors operating in a highly competitive world, this is particularly so; industry engagement, practical work experiences and development of strong leadership skills, produce essential attributes in the innovative graduates needed to take us forward.”  (Prof. John Simmons)

Supported by the School’s alumni and friends, this Fund will be used to distribute small annual grants to help undergraduates get more from the extra-curricular activities that make university such a life-changing experience.

Whether it’s heading overseas on an internship, participating in the Mining Games, or launching a new student society – the Student Mobility Fund can have a huge impact on the lives of young people with drive and ideas in the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering.

If enriching our engineering graduates with a broad range of experiences is something you feel strongly about – please join me in making a philanthropic donation today.

Many thanks for your support of this great initiative.

Ross McAree,
Head, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering

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