Army of helpers get University of Queensland shipshape | Jill Rowbotham | The Australian Higher Education | 19 January, 2011
SODDEN, muddy campuses are part of the new academic year for university students north of the NSW border after the disastrous floods in central and southeast Queensland. The Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre, based in Milton, on the Brisbane River, experienced temporary disruption of online and telephone communications and the response date for offers was extended to January 27. The University of Queensland’s main St Lucia campus was among those affected by the worst flooding of the river since 1974. But UQ vice-chancellor Paul Greenfield was heartened by the armies of helpers that descended for the clean-up.