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Explore The Future At USQ Open Day

The future is created by things we do today is a key theme of the USQ Toowoomba Open Day on Sunday (August 16) from 10am-2pm.

USQ Vice Chancellor and President Professor Jan Thomas said anyone who was wondering where a university degree could take them was invited to the Open Day where academic staff would take them on inspiring journeys of discovery in their specialist areas. “The USQ Toowoomba Open Day in 2015 has the theme 2020: Your Future,” Professor Thomas said.

“It supports the key message that study with USQ is the best choice to help you understand and help shape the future, for you and your community. Each campus Open Day will include Future Talks and short presentations on study options.”

Professor Thomas said Open Day was a great opportunity for people to consider their higher education plans and enjoy the various activities. “Open Day allows future students and the community a chance to learn about the latest course offerings and what resources are available,” she said.

Future Talks include:

  • Digital gold and the end of money as we know it – Dr Mustafa Ally, OAM
  • How do you provide digital learning without connectivity? – Associate Professor Helen Farley
  • Paramedicine: bringing the hospital to the patient – Sam Willis
  • Want a passport? You’ll need to be creative – Associate Professor Janet McDonald
  • “My fridge keeps emailing me!” The Internet-of-Things and surviving kitchen Armageddon – Dr Andrew Maxwell
  • Aliens or old friends – Ruth Newby
  • Turning data into visuals – the next big thing – Professor Raj Gururajan
  • Beyond the danger zone – safety in aviation – Professor Paul Bates
  • Where in cyberspace did the kids go? Teaching in the 21st Century – Tracey Chamlin
  • The role of humanities in helping us to imagine and create the future of being human – Jess Carniel
  • Climate change and resource challenges – Karey Harrison
  • Positive psychology – James Brown
  • The sexiest job of the century – big data and data scientists – Yan Li
  • Sustainable materials – Hao Wang

Charlotte Whitley (left) and Mikaela McInnes find out about university life at USQ Open Day 2014

Charlotte Whitley (left) and Mikaela McInnes find out about university life at USQ Open Day 2014

Visitors are invited to browse through the information stands for details on all the degrees and programs that USQ offers including business and commerce, creative arts and media, education, engineering and built environment, health and community, humanities and communication, information technology, law and justice and sciences.

Professor Thomas said “There will also be enrolment information, how to apply, and the different ways to get into university, scholarships, postgraduate study and developing careers in research”.

To register or for more information please visit usq.edu.au/openday

USQ Open Day Welcome
Submitted by:

Sarah Balderson Green, email: sarah.balderson@usq.edu.au, Phone: 07 4631 1856

Rhianwen Whitney, email: rhianwen.whitney@usq.edu.au, Phone: 07 4631 2977


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