Campus Catchup- Max Fox

By Max Fox

RAPID STI Testing Available Weekly

Free RAPID STI testing will be available for QUT students weekly in semester two, confirms QUT Guild Vice-President (Gender and Sexuality) after meetings with the university medical centre resulted in a 50/50 cost share agreement between the medical centre and the Guild.

“Our survey data shows that nearly three-quarters (71%) of students prefer RAPID to other forms of getting tested. 48% of students who engaged with the service in Week 12 had never been tested before, and a further 21% had gone more than 12 months without a test,” said Mr Fox.

“Sexual health should be a priority for everyone, and I’m really proud that by getting the university and RAPID on board we can make it easier than ever for students to know their status.”

RAPID will be available every Wednesday in Semester 2, in addition to two week-long blasts in Week 1 and Week 10.

For more information about this service, visit

Collective Receives $5000 Grant

At our Annual General Meeting, Guild Council unanimously committed to formally re-establishing the QUT Queer Collective as part of the QUT Guild, and allocating $5,000 for the Queer Collective to use as it sees fit.

Any member of the Queer Collective is entitled to apply for funding, and we’d like to encourage you to access this funding to advance the objectives of the collective.

We’re proud to support the QUT Queer Collective. All members of the QUT community who identify as LGBTIQA+ are welcome to join, and allies are welcome at public events. The Queer Collective facilitates social events, political activism and provides a place to meet people just like you.

Take charge of your passion projects and get involved below by joining the Queer collective or follow us on Instagram to keep up to date with some of the great projects that are sure to flourish.


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