UQ Culture Week showcases Chinese culture

14 March 2018

As part of UQ’s revamped 2018 Semester 1 student orientation celebrations, for the first time a culture week was launched by student services to celebrate diversity and cultural understanding, with this year's program also inclusive of Chinese cultural events supported by The Confucius Institute at UQ.

The 2018 initiative included a week-long program focusing on a different culture each day, including Australian and Latin America events to encourage students to immerse themselves in a mixture of cultures and customs.

On February 28, Chinese culture was the focus, jointly organised and facilitated by UQ Student services and The Confucius Institute at UQ as well as the School of Languages and UQ student associations to provide a taste of Chinese.

Interactive Taichi sessions, calligraphy classes, dragon dancing and a selection of Chinese cuisine were on offer to attending participants, raising awareness towards key aspects of Chinese culture.

UQ students and general community members were welcomed to the event with a number interested in developing their Taichi skills further to gain the health benefits that Taichi promotes.

The Culture week was part of a wider UQ initiative for orientation 2018, spanning from O-Week into Semester 1. The Confucius Institute at UQ has been an active contributor and supporter to O-week events over a number of years.