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Campus facilities

Students who study at USQ Springfield will enter a supportive environment dedicated to learning, as well as have access to a range of supportive services and facilities.

Sport and recreation

Like to keep fit? The Works Springfield fitness and recreation centre can help you, with membership open to all students and staff. The $1.2 million facility was opened in December 2013. The fully equipped gym has free weights, pin-weighted machines, exercise bikes, elliptical trainer, rowing machine and other equipment. The outdoor multipurpose courts can be used for basketball, netball, and tennis. Further information on the Sports and Recreation Centre is available online.

Engineering Laboratory

The Engineering Laboratory has been purpose built for students and will house facilities for high impact stress testing of materials, and postgraduate student and academic offices. Students will receive hands-on experience by completing laboratory based practice courses in areas like physics, surveying, materials testing (such as concrete, wood, and steel), hydraulics, soil mechanics and geology.

Library and study spaces

USQ Springfield has its own dedicated library to provide you with all the resources, including thousands of online books and journals. Also don’t forget to take advantage of the research assistance which our library staff can help you with.

If you need a quiet place to study or space to complete a group project, the Library has a computer lab, a number of group study rooms and places for you.

Student computer labs and wireless access

Several computer labs are open for students, including one 24/7. The labs provide students access to Windows and Mac computers, scanners and printers.

USQ’s wireless local area network is available to students throughout the USQ Springfield campus. Internet quota restrictions do apply.

Places to eat

In need of a bite to eat after a hard study session? The Central Tavern will be able to help out with a variety of hot and cold foods available during the day and into the evening. The Central Tavern is also licensed with a bar serving your favourite drinks.

Wander over to Robelle Domian and enjoy a relaxing bite to eat in the Robelle Cafe. The Orion Springfield Town Centre also has a variety of cafe, restaurant and food court options.

Student kitchenettes and common rooms are also available.

Student support services

If you are finding studying a challenge or achieving your work/life/study balance difficult, USQ has a number of free services and professional staff to help you out:

Social and sporting events

It’s not all work and no play, with regular social and sporting events ranging from Phoenix Carnival to interfaculty challenges held on-campus. The clubs and societies are also a great way to meet new friends. Take a look at some of our recent social events in the photo tour.

The Student Guild can also help you with professional development, legal assistance and other academic and personal matters.

USQ Bookshop

At the beginning of each semester buy all your textbooks, study materials, stationery, and software from the USQ Bookshop at Springfield campus.

Childcare facilities

If you are looking for childcare facilities close by, the Kindy Patch within Education City provides care for children aged 6 weeks to school age.

Places nearby

USQ Springfield is near to all the shopping, recreation and dining facilities that Greater Springfield has to offer:

  • Orion Springfield Town Centre shopping precinct - Orion is only minutes walk away from Springfield campus, and has over 100 department and specialty stores where students can shop and eat before or after lectures. A number of USQ students have a part-time job at Orion.
  • Robelle Domain Parkland - This 24-hectare $30 million dollar parkland provides more than 11 kilometres of boardwalks, walking and cycle tracks, sports fields and playgrounds, including a water-play area.
  • Brookwater Golf and Country Club - The Greg Norman-designed golf course is amongst Australia’s best. The Clubhouse also boast tennis courts, golf clinics, function rooms and an award-winning restaurant.

USQ Springfield new building progress

See photos of USQ Springfield's new building construction project.
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  1. USQ Fitness and Recreation Centre

    USQ's $1.2million Fitness and Recreation Centre was completed in December 2013 and has full gym capability. The outdoor multi-courts are marked with basketball, tennis and netball courts.
  2. USQ Fitness and Recreation Centre Multi-courts

  3. USQ Fitness and Recreation Centre

    Students can join the gym and have access to the equipment and trainers
  4. USQ Engineering Laboratory

    The fully functional experimental engineering laboratory is purpose built for students to gain hands-on knowledge and experience in areas like in introductory engineering practice, civil materials practice, hydraulics, and geotechnical and geological material testing.
  5. Students enjoy a catch-up outside the USQ Bookshop