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.
The fully integrated Media Centre provides students with an industry like learning experience. The high-definition screen production studio is supported by the Avid Everywhere backbone and incorporates a production green screen, infinity cyclorama, performance curtain, full blacks around the studio, and DMX controlled LED lighting structure.
Studio two is set up as a talent operated system, ideal for hosting and one-on-one interviews.
The two radio studios embrace the latest in technology using the AXIA panel and associated interface supported by world renowned RCS software. Both are part of the integrated video network so streaming of live radio interviews and performance is simple.
The USQ Media Centre also includes production offices, Green Room, make-up room and meeting rooms.
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.
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.
The Education City Residential Village located just 100 metres from USQ Springfield provides a friendly residential community environment. The modern two to seven bedroom apartments are fully furnished and include appliances.
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 Domain 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:
- career guidance and employment services
- counselling services, including personal and academic
- study support
- elite athlete support
- disability support.
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.
At the beginning of each semester buy all your textbooks, study materials, stationery, and software from the USQ Bookshop at Springfield campus.
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.
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.