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Working with schools

Working with schools

The Schools Engagement team offers a range of services for high school career counsellors, year coordinators, VET coordinators, TAFE advisors or others who provide advice about university study. More information is available on the guiding school leavers website.

Our current projects

School Presentations and Visits

The USQ Schools Engagement team conducts regular visits to schools throughout western Brisbane, Fraser Coast and Darling Downs/SW Queensland to encourage, promote and inform students about the benefit of higher education study.

University Experiences

We offer many opportunities for future students to experience what university life is all about. Whether it be one of our main campus experience days or a visit tailored just for your school, talk to us about how we can help.

Change Makers

USQ’s Change Makers program invests in young people who have shown the potential and commitment to make change in their community. We develop their potential and provide them with inspiration, resources and support to pursue their own vision for a better future. By developing their individual capacity, we hope to build the capacity of our communities.

Opening Doors

The Opening Doors project offers career development support and guidance to secondary schools with particular focus on raising awareness and aspirations of students. This project will be especially relevant for students from low-SES, indigenous and non-English speaking backgrounds (NESB). The Opening Doors Career Development project offers the services of qualified career development practitioners until the end of 2015.

Head Start

The Head Start program provides an opportunity for high achieving Year 11 and 12 students who have the capability, maturity and motivation, to study a USQ course prior to finishing high school.