The ESUQLD President Mrs Ann Garms OAM FAIM has established, in co-operation with Mr Lawrence Burness, Southbank Institute Head of the School of Language and Literacy, a new educationally recognized qualification for ESU Qld volunteers specifically designed to facilitate the ESU English in Action programme.
Queensland University of Technology
ESUQLD works closely with QUT and supports its aims.
QUT, a leading Australian university, well known as a university for the real world because of the close links with industry, relevant teaching and applied research. QUT and ESUQLD are working towards a scholarship programme to assist an undergraduate to move through the QUT Business management course.
The Plain English Speaking Association
The Plain English Speaking Award is a highly prestigious competition and is Australia's premier public speaking event for senior secondary students. The Award is conducted in Queensland with the assistance of Education Queensland. ESUQLD sponsors this award in Queensland and the winner of the National Award travels to London and competes in the English Speaking Union International Public Speaking Competition. This is a most significant International event with participants from over 50 countries around the globe.
The Lilley Australia Day Awards
ESUQLD sponsors the Lilley Australia Day Awards in Brisbane each year. These awards are given to Secondary students for excellence in poetry and essay writing.
Shared historical links and partnerships with organisations that have similar origins and ideals.
Historically ESUQLD has shared strong links with a numbers of prestigious organizations that have similar values and ideals. We support these organizations whenever requested:
- The Royal Commonwealth Society of Queensland
- The Royal Society of St George in Queensland.
- The Australia-Britain Society.
- The Constitution Education Fund Australia Inc.
- The Victoria league for Commonwealth Friendship in Queensland Inc.
- The National Trust of Queensland - ESUQLD has strong links with The National Trust of Queensland as the ESUQLD has owned and maintained heritage listed property since 1972. Firstly, Palma Rosa in Hamilton and now the western terrace in Cook Terraces, Milton.
ESUQLD views its role as preserver, promoter and supporter of the preservation of heritage property as an important function of the
organization. Our historical library and collections also promote an appreciation of Queensland's heritage.