USQ to celebrate student pride on Phoenix Day

USQ students (from left) Georgena, Bernard, Mallainee, Brittany have fun in their Phoenix t-shirts
The University of Southern Queensland will inject a bit of life into hump-day with Wednesday’s Phoenix Day’s festivities, a celebration of the university and its students.

Phoenix Day aims to promote USQ pride in its students and staff members and will feature free food, free activities, free t-shirt giveaways, live music and photo booths.

Online Marketing Manager Rebecca McSwiney said the event was designed to celebrate USQ’s students, future students and staff but all were welcome to come and join the fun.

‘We encourage everyone to come along and get involved,’ Ms McSwiney said.

‘Attendees can grab a free sausage sizzle, fairy floss, slurpee or a free t-shirt.

‘We will be having eating competitions, a jousting jumping castle, photo booths, live music from local bands, face-painting, Aboriginal dancers, involvements from the Red Frogs and Red Bull crews and more.’

Phoenix Day also marks the start of a new campaign highlighting the universities’ graduate employment rate, one of the highest in Australia.

A total of 91.3 per cent of USQ’s students across all three-campuses go on to full-time employment or further study, which MyUniversity ranked as one of the highest in the country.

Director of Marketing and Student Attraction Helen Nolan said she was very excited for Phoenix Day.

‘It’s all about building pride for USQ in our students and staff and they certainly have a lot to be proud about,’ Mrs Nolan said.

Phoenix Day activities will be held from 10am to 2pm at USQ’s Toowoomba, Fraser Coast and Springfield campuses.

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