Union Institute of Language (UIL) is situated in Springfield, Brisbane, was acquired by the University of Southern Queensland (Uni SQ) in late 2022. Despite the ownership change, the day-to-day operations remain the responsibility of the previous owners, preserving the college’s distinctive culture. The institution places a strong emphasis on programs designed for students under 18, and recent adjustments have been implemented to enrich pathways for students on university pathways.
UIL prioritises the well-being of students under 18, exemplified by the arrangement of a UIL employee to welcome all new students upon their arrival at Brisbane airport, providing transportation to their designated homestay placements. This personalised welcome not only ensures a smooth transition but also includes part orientation during the drive.
UIL offers a varied selection of games and equipment for activity days, enhancing students’ social experiences at school. Teachers have expressed satisfaction with the Centre’s encouragement to explore innovative resources, as well as the office space that facilitates collaborative and creative development of teaching materials.
Activity days for Under-18s are integral to the UIL’s curriculum, contributing to student motivation and aiding in the adjustment to the Australian schooling system.