Student Ambassador Sally Pomeranke speaks with Chloe Koch and her mother Tammy
USQ hosted more than a 1000 prospective students at its Open Day in Toowoomba yesterday (August 13), providing a wide range of information sessions and activities on university life, support services, and the many areas of study available to them.
The message was clear - USQ is a place where students can find knowledge and discover belief to overcome obstacles and uncertainty, to challenge themselves and break-out of comfort zones, and to achieve more than they ever thought possible.
The day featured information sessions on scholarships, support services and online study demonstrations, campus tours and ‘Future Talks’ which explored different career paths.
Open Day attendee Breanna Eacersall was keen to attend the talk on Business and Commerce studies at USQ. She plans to head to the University next year after hearing great things from older sister Kaylie, a USQ education student.
Open Day crowds also heard from guest speaker Li Cunxin, best known for his autobiography Mao’s Last Dancer.
Born into poverty in Mao’s communist China, Li was chosen to study ballet by Madame Mao’s people when he was very young. Years of harsh training taught him discipline, resilience, determination and perseverance.
Following a successful international career in ballet, he migrated to Australia and established a new career in finance. In March 2012 Li returned to the world of ballet as Artistic Director of the Queensland Ballet.
Li’s drive to become one of the world’s best dancers, and his Open Day talk, encouraged people to unleash their ‘Fearless’.
USQ Springfield will hold its Open Day on August 20, followed by USQ Ipswich Open Day on September 2.
Learn more at www.usq.edu.au/open-day.