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Luke sets sights on career in surveying

Luke Spreadborough will soon begin a Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) (Surveying)

Finding a career with great job prospects was at the top of Luke Spreadborough’s list when it came to choosing a degree.

The Ipswich teenager considered studying engineering and architecture before signing up to study Surveying at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ).

“When I first looked into surveying, I couldn’t believe how many jobs were going and the starting salaries,” he said.

“The mix of office and outdoor work also appealed to me.”

Luke, 17, will begin a Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) (Surveying) at USQ’s Springfield campus when Semester 1 gets underway on February 25.

The West Moreton Anglican College graduate said choosing to study at USQ was an easy decision given it was the only provider of surveying degrees in the state and had the largest number of surveying students in the country.

“Surveying is facing a growing skills shortage so there has never been a better time to pursue a career in the industry,” he said.

“USQ also has a terrific track record of helping its graduates find full-time employment so I’m very confident I will be able to find a job straight after uni, if not before I finish my degree.”

Luke, who will be presented a Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship at next week’s awards ceremony, said he was excited to start his studies at USQ.

“I’m looking forward to studying a program I will really enjoy doing and dedicating my time to learning something that that is going towards my future,” he said.

“Studying at USQ Springfield meant I could stay at home and remain close to family and friends.

“The smaller class sizes will also give me easy access to my lecturers for one-on-one feedback.”

Almost 1000 new students have enrolled to study at USQ’s Springfield and Ipswich campuses this semester.

Applications are still open to study at USQ in Semester 1, 2019.

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USQ Surveying student Luke Spreadborough is looking forward to getting started at university.