Australians urged to help Borneo’s orangutans

THE PLIGHT of Indonesian orangutans and what Australians can do to help their closest primate relatives will be in the spotlight at the next USQ Green + Thumbs session at University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Fraser Coast. Coinciding with…

Expanding horizons on Fraser Island

FRASER ISLAND provided an ideal backdrop for talks on expanding horizons when more than 80 delegates from 36 institutions including 28 Australian and New Zealand universities met for a three-day forum. The world-heritage-listed island is the…
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Kasukabe uni cements bond with Fraser Coast

USQ's status as a local university with global connections was reinforced when the university officially recognised its relationship with Kasukabe’s Kyoei University in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). USQ Vice-Chancellor and President…
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Footsteps lead to higher education

FOLLOWING in her adored grandmother’s footsteps with higher education has Kelly McBride of Nikenbah bursting with pride. “I’ve got big shoes to fill,” Ms McBride beamed at yesterday’s NAIDOC Week celebration at University of Southern…
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Aliens, or old friends?

HUMAN infants were born on forest floors for thousands of years before the advent of sterile hospital theatres yet our race not only survived, it thrived, says University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Fraser Coast Nursing Lecturer Ruth Newby. “Today,…
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Secret tourism business to be revealed

SEVEN global megatrends influencing the future of tourism will be in the spotlight at this year’s University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Fraser Coast Open Day in August 2015. With a new tourism major being introduced to the University’s…

Inspiring others to live the nursing dream

KALILLA Haffejee of Hervey Bay is living her dream of becoming a nurse. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing through University of Southern Queensland (USQ) last year, Ms Haffejee is part of a registered graduate nurse program…

Aboriginal students beat study blues

LEARNING has rarely been so much fun for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students who attend semi-weekly study sessions at University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Fraser Coast. USQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor…
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Islands and outback inspire nurses

NGAIRE Willis’s ambition to work as a nurse in the Torres Strait Islands received a boost this week with the presentation of the Lucy Harris Award at University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Fraser Coast. The Lucy Harris Award of $1000…

Traveller turns to nursing Down Under

WITH careers in South Africa, China, Vietnam and Thailand already under his belt, James Bruce of Hervey Bay has set his vocation compass in a new direction Down Under. The 46-year-old former military man, salesman, restaurateur and English…

Riverside college wins top science gong for Queensland

MARYBOROUGH'S Riverside Christian College has won the right to represent Queensland at the Australian Super Challenge in Newcastle later this year. The team of Years 9 and 10 students clocked up a massive total of 1330.45 points at the…

Young leaders score in NAIDOC awards

USQ Fraser Coast students Tor-quaisia Robe-Broome and Kassandra Waia have been honoured in the 2015 Fraser Coast NAIDOC Week Awards. Ms Robe-Broome, who completed the Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP) in Semester 1, 2015,…

Jeremei broadens his career horizon

HAVING a university degree broadens the horizon in more ways than one, says University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Student Ambassador Jeremei Maudsley. “Expanding my career options within Australia is just the start,” he said. “There…

Tourism – ready set go in 2016!

UNIVERSITY of Southern Queensland (USQ) Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Jan Thomas has announced the University’s Fraser Coast campus is expanding its Bachelor of Business program to include new majors in tourism, events, marketing…

RFDS stint inspires career in remote nursing

JOINING the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) in remote areas of south-west Queensland is an experience University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Fraser Coast nursing student Dee Woodgate hopes isn’t once-in-a-lifetime. The opportunity…