UQ lends hand in clean up
A BUSLOAD of 50 students from the UQ Business School got a taste of what flood victims went through when they volunteered in Grantham last week and on the weekend.
The students came prepared for hands-on labour and other clean-up tasks first arrived in Grantham on Friday, and a second bus took 50 more volunteers on Sunday.
The undergraduate students joined forces with Emergency Volunteering as part of their first year introductory management course which aims to teach them business management concepts as well as ethical and social understanding.
Course co-ordinator Dr April Wright said the 250 business students who volunteered in Grantham and through other flood relief activities recently said it was a life-changing experience and were grateful for the opportunity to give back to the community.
“These experiences helped UQ Business School students appreciate the broader community context within which businesses operate and increases their ethical understanding as future business leaders and managers,” Dr Wright said.