Advocacy Office

The Advocacy Officers are currently working from home and is opporating in an online compacity.

Toowoomba – OPEN

Springfield – OPEN

 

The Works Gym

Toowoomba – CLOSED

Springfield – CLOSED

Ipswich – CLOSED

Advocacy Office Updates

March 27 2020

Our Advocacy Officers are still here to assist you. Our Advocacy Officers are currently working from home. If you are trying to reach the Advocacy Office by phone please leave us a message with your name and phone number and one of our Advocacy Officers will get back to as soon as possible.

For more information:
Phone: 1800 076 301
Email: advocacy@studentguild.com.au

 

Students can stay up to date about important information affecting their studies by joining our Facebook group – Advocacy Office – By USQ Student Guild.

You can find out more about how USQ is responding to COVID-19 here.

The Works Gym

March 27 2020

The Works Health & Recreation Club has gone virtual. We are very excited to introduce you to TheWorks@Home.

TheWorks@Home is powered by Trainerize, a cloud-based training solution that allows our trainers to connect with our members. Our trainers can create training programs for you, and you can also participate in online group fitness classes. You can also track your progress and communicate with our trainers in real time.

How much does it cost?

Whilst we trial the program and build the platform’s full functionality, the great news is that we will offer TheWorks@Home for FREE! We will be trialing the program for at least a month, so get in quick and invite your family and friends along too (even if they aren’t members of The Works Health & Recreation Club, it’s open to the whole community in COVID-19 lockdown). Your participation and feedback during this trial phase will very mush help us design the platform exactly for our member’s needs.

How to sign up?

To sign up click here.

USQ Updates

The dates for learning and teaching activities for Semester 1 2020 in the academic calendar have not changed;

In response to the changing environment, USQ has extended the last day to withdraw from a Semester 1 course  without recording a fail grade to 8 May 2020.

For more information on the academic calendar and USQ’s important dates click here.

All USQ library services and collections are now available online and all campus libraries are closed.

Students can contact librarians and learning advisors via consultations and drop-in sessions, which are all conducted online.

For Further information about the library’s services can be found here.

Profession placements will continue unless otherwise advised by USQ. If a scheduled placement is cancelled, USQ will inform those students who will be affected. Any placements that are cancelled will be reschedule for later in the year.

If a placement is rescheduled then you will receive an incomplete grade (IDM) when results are finalised at the end of Semester 1. If awarded, an IDM grade will not impact  your HECS-HELP or fee obligations.  All activities completed prior to the cancellation will contribute towards a students final grade.

If circumstances occur which result in you needing to withdraw from your placement, please contact USQ and let them know so that they can make sure that your completed hours are counted towards your course or program requirements.

If at any stage your placement is interrupted by a site closure, a decision to self-isolate or to undertake carer’s duties, please contact your faculties placement office via email.

USQ is currently in the process of reviewing the end of semester formal examinations. Updated information on assessment items for Semester 1, including end of semester examinations, will be posted on StudyDesk. Please check your StudyDesk regularly for any changes.

April 8 2020

Fail Grades  for Semester 1 2020 will not be included in the calculations of students GPA’s. Students will have the option to choose an Ungraded Pass instead of a grade so that their GPA is not affected.

April 8 2020

  • Living expenses support –a one off payment of $500 or a support payment of up to $3000 for eligible students.
  • Technology packs – a single payment of up to $1000 or the provision of a personal computer to eligible students.
  • Learning resource support – a single payment of up to $500 for textbooks or relevant learning resources to eligible students.

Applications for the COVID-19 Student Financial Assistance Scheme will open on Tuesday 14 April.

More information around the COVID-19 Student Support Package can be found here

Where to find help?

You can seek general advice at the over the phone, via online chat, or email from librarians and Learning Advisors.

Phone: 1800 063 632

Email: library@usq.edu.au

To book a Consultation or Drop-In click here.

You can seek general advice at the over the phone, via online chat, or email from librarians and Learning Advisors.

Phone: 1800 007 252

You can also seek assistance through Online Chat and  AskUSQ.

Encourages and supports the further education of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Phone: 1800 005 137

Email: ciser.support@usq.edu.au

For more information visit CISER’s website.

Phone: (07) 4631 2372

Email: student.success@usq.edu.au

For more information on the services offered by Health and Wellness visit their website.

Email: student.success@usq.edu.au

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/usqiconnect

Zoom: https://usq.zoom.us/my/iconnect

For more information on the services offered by Health and Wellness visit their website.