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Information for the USQ community on COVID-19

Latest update: 18 March 2020

USQ has announced that all on-campus course offerings will be replaced by online from Monday 23 March, 2020, to help contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state. 

All campuses remain open for staff and students and anyone wanting to use campus facilities, such as the library, will need to adhere to strict hygiene practices and social distancing protocols.

These decisions are based on the latest health advice, the need for social distancing, and USQ’s long and proud history as a distance and online higher education provider. 

From March 23:

  • All on-campus courses will be replaced by an online offering, with digital classes held according to the existing on-campus class timetable.
  • Any practical elements replaced or rescheduled on a course-by-course basis.
  • Work continues to replace final paper-based exams with alternative assessment items later in Semester 1.

Students will be provided specific details about changes that affect their courses on StudyDesk and should be checking regularly for updates. 

Students can contact the Student Support Team for more information or see a list of FAQs on our website. 

Management teams across the University are continuing to monitor, review and enact regular advice from health authorities about COVID-19, and plan for any potential changes to the current situation.


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