Chinese culture a focus at UQ Union’s Cultural Fiesta

23 May 2019

Chinese culture was a focal point of activities at UQ Union’s 11th Cultural Fiesta on April 30th, 2019. The University of Queensland’s Confucius Institute (UQ CI) in collaboration with UQ Student Union (UQU), participated in a student-focused festival to promote cultural diversity and showcase ethnic traditions as well as cuisine.

The UQU Cultural Fiesta was held on the lawns outside the Forgan Smith building to a large crowd of students, staff and the local community. Displays from over 25 of UQU’s International Clubs and Societies were present to celebrate UQ's cultural diversity.

The event was filled with a wide array of delicious food from around the world, vibrant music and lively cultural activities. In particular, food consisting of delicacies from around China and the region were available to eat and popular among the hundreds of people gathered there that day.

Lion Dancers, sponsored by UQ CI, returned to the St Lucia campus for another spectacular performance, much to the delight of the audience. Chinese calligraphy, as well as other traditional cultural activities were facilitated by representatives from UQ’s Chinese student community.

UQU Marketing and Events Manager, Ms Mel Corliss thanked UQ CI for arranging the performance.

“The response from the event was fantastic and we are very grateful for the support of UQ’s Confucius Institute,” Ms Corliss said.

The UQ CI strongly supports students of all backgrounds to broaden their international study experiences at UQ, particularly in relation to China. The UQ Confucius Institute, among its core goals, organises Chinese language and culture activities for the UQ and broader community. For more information about future activities and events, please visit the website.