Meet our Presenting Partner, University of Southern Queensland

University of Southern Queensland is supporting our community more now than ever - how’s that for ‘going the distance’!
Students at USQ

Although 2020 has been a year of uncertainty, the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is continuing to make strides, supporting this year’s Park2Park Virtual Fun Run – an annual event that raises much-needed funds for virtual healthcare in the West Moreton Health Region. Winning the race as the number one University in Australia for graduate starting salary for the third year in a row, and continuing to support students and create more opportunities to study.

The University can also help you tune up before you run, with its Ipswich campus home to the Sport and Exercise clinic. The clinic is a community exercise rehabilitation service that provides ongoing care for patients with chronic and complex health conditions, who are often unable to pay for private exercise physiology services. So if you’ve pulled a hammy or haven’t had a chance to get out and exercise for a while, book in for a telehealth appointment today.

You also have the chance to run with the law. As from next year, the University will offer Law at its Ipswich campus where it is well positioned to provide quality legal education and research. The Bachelor of Laws degree will move from Springfield where it has been taught since 2007, with students currently enrolled in the program having the option to finish their degree at either campus. Academic staff will be located in Grace House; a 103-year-old heritage-listed building that will undergo renovations later this year. Once finished, it will include a purpose-built moot court, a large meeting room, staff offices and a dedicated room for the USQ Law Society student group.

Tie the shoelaces and fasten your seatbelts, with the University unveiling its new aviation precinct in Toowoomba earlier this year, featuring a real life Airbus A-320 flight simulator. The first of its kind in the world, the Airbus joins the USQ fleet which includes a Boeing 737-800 jet simulator at Springfield. The new addition provides an unrivalled education experience for Aviation students. Want to learn more about how you can put your dreams in flight with the University of Southern Queensland? Find out more online.

It’s been a tough year for everyone, but perhaps none so much as our Year 12s who are pushing towards the finish line fuelled by sheer grit, determination, and resilience. That’s why the University is making it easier for the school leavers to secure their future next year, with early offer placements and a range of scholarships valued up to $29,000. The easiest part… It’s automatic for eligible school leavers. All they have to do is put USQ first on their QTAC application. High-school leavers who achieve an ATAR 97 or above, and put USQ first on QTAC, will automatically receive a Chancellor’s Scholarship. Students with an ATAR 88 or above will be awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship and students with an ATAR 84 or above will be awarded an Executive Dean’s Scholarship. Find more information about USQ’s scholarships online.

Finally, take a breather from this hectic year and join the University for its Open Day ‘2020 style’ on September 5. In a fast-paced world, with a changing and unpredictable course, why not equip yourself with the right skills and knowledge to secure your future? Sounds good to us. The University will present a 360 virtual tour where you can ask current students about their experiences, discuss your options with a Career Development Practitioner, and find the degree that’s right for you.

It’s time to make your future certain with the University of Southern Queensland – supporting its community more now than ever – how’s that for ‘going the distance’!

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