Join UQ Edge and BEL Faculty Careers and Employability team for a night of food and drinks under the Jacarandas and learn how to BLOOM from failure!

Michael Fox

Michael grew up as a meat loving Australian. In 2015 he became vegetarian and is now vegan for health, environmental and ethical reasons. After a 10 year stint riding the startup rollercoaster as Co-Founder and CEO of fashion tech startup Shoes of Prey, in 2019 Michael co-founded Fable Food Co to help people reduce their meat consumption.

Teaming up with Fine Dining Chef/Mushroom Scientist Jim Fuller, Michael and the team at Fable develop delicious meaty food made from mushrooms and all natural, minimally processed plant based ingredients. Launching in December 2019 in partnership with the 3 Michelin Star British chef Heston Blumenthal, Fable products are now available in Australia, the UK and Singapore at over 250 restaurants and cafes, 1,700 retail stores and through the meal kit subscription company Marley Spoon.

Brooke Szucs

Brooke Szucs is a student of cultures and languages (Honours) at The University of Queensland with a keen interest in Student Representation and Partnerships, especially as it relates to diversity and the impact of inclusive voices on student outcomes. Starting as a Student Partner in UQ’s Student Staff Partnership pilot program in 2017, Brooke has been increasingly involved with the program as a Partner on various projects and worked as a research assistant within Student Enrichment and Employability Development evaluating the impact of the program.

Raeyeong Jeong

Raeyeong Jeong is an alumni of UQ, having concluded her studies in a Master of Urban and Regional Planning in 2021. Since concluding her studies, Raeyeong has been working as a Project Officer at UQ to support students to successfully navigate their career and unpack and articulate their experiences to prospective employers

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About BLOOM Festival

Join us as we celebrate BLOOM Festival for the fifth year in a row, from 15 - 30 October 2022. Enjoy workshops, events, celebrations and exhibits in the midst of Jacaranda season.

Official BLOOM website          Full BLOOM program


Forgan Smith Lawns, UQ St Lucia