Supporting our community.

Giving back. Helping our industry move forward.

Learning and education are at the heart of The MGT Way. That is why, in addition to nurturing the next generation of mining and geotechnical engineers, we support a range of educational initiatives in the community.

The programs and initiatives we support

The Smith Family - Learning for Life Program

Through no fault of their own, many children from low socio-economic backgrounds fall behind in primary and high school, precluding them from a university education. The Smith Family’s Learning for Life Program supports children and young people in their education, providing innovative, evidence-based programs and emotional, practical and financial support.

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University of Queensland - Young Achievers Program

Launched in 2009, the UQ Young Achievers Program helps students from disadvantaged backgrounds access tertiary education. The students are from state schools, often in rural Queensland, and are the first in their families to attend tertiary education. So far, over 370 Young Achievers have accessed the program.

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University of Queensland - Young Achievers Program

MineGeoTech director John Player is a graduate of the University of Queensland. This scholarship provides financial support for commencing UQ students from remote areas who have experienced financial hardship, and is available to those studying science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

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Western Australia Ground Control Group - WAGCG

WAGCG acts as a network point and technical reference centre for geotechnical engineers at all stages of their careers. We believe mentoring engineers is vitally important, not only for our profession, but for the growth and ongoing success of our industry. The mentoring offered by the WAGCG includes technical, peer and personal support, and guidance.

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University of Queensland MGT Aspire Scholarship Recipient Spotlight Case Studies

Jessie Tattam
Jessie TattamBachelor of Agribusiness and Agricultural Science
Hayden Doyle
Hayden DoyleBachelor of Engineering
Louise Sainsbury
Louise SainsburyBachelor of Marine Biology
Katty Fisher
Katty FisherBachelor of Biomedical Science / Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) (1st Year)