BEL students hit the waves for beach safety experience

9 May 2018

On Saturday 5 May, more than 80 UQ business, economics and law students hit the waves at the Gold Coast for a beach safety education experience with Surf Life Saving Queensland and a surfing lesson with Cheyne Horan Surf School.

During the day, students learnt about the importance of swimming between the flags on patrolled beaches, and how to catch a wave and have fun in the surf while staying safe.

After a day in the surf, our students shared a barbeque lunch together on the beach before heading back to campus to enjoy the rest of the long weekend.

Thanks to each of our students who join us for the day, and to the many volunteers and staff who helped make the day possible.

View the event photo gallery below.

In loving memory of Hemant Govekar

This event was held in memory of Hemant Govekar, who graduated from UQ in December 2017 with a Master of Business. Tragically, Hemant passed away in an accident while swimming at an unpatrolled beach on Christmas Day last year. Hemant was a proud and outstanding member of our UQ community, as both a hardworking student and an inspiring alumnus. Together, in Hemant’s memory, we hope to make a lasting positive difference and educate as many students as we can about beach safety through the Hit the Waves program. You can donate to the Hemant Govekar Foundation here.