University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Are you thinking of studying in Australia? The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) prides itself on providing the best support possible to help you reach your study and career goals. USQ students enjoy small class sizes, collaborative learning spaces and a suite of support services to enhance your study experience. With students from across the world and internationally accredited degrees and programs, you can choose to study either on campus or online.

Yoong Hui, Singapore

Master of Business Administration - 2018 Highly Commended International Alumnus of the Year

CHIA Yoong Hui is a well-respected and successful entrepreneur. He is founder, Chairman and CEO of Ascenz Pte Ltd, Asia’s leading provider in vessel management, established in Singapore in 2008. "USQ’s MBA course provided me with a good knowledge in managing my business and it also serves as a motivational force to keep me going,” he said. Last year Yoong Hui was awarded the EY Entrepreneur of the Year, Maritime Technology Solutions. Yoong Hui further uses his experience and passion to mentor ambitious entrepreneurs. In addition, Yoong Hui has been awarded the Enterprise 50 Award in 2017 and 2016, SME 1000 Emerging Company in 2017 and many other awards. He is an advisory council member of the Australian Alumni Singapore Council of Advisors and is also the founding Chairman of USQ Singapore Alumni Chapter. “The network of alumni has also served as a valuable network for me in business.”

Lucy, Australia

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

The many opportunities for development and personal growth at USQ alongside the small class sizes and flexible learning have given Lucy the confidence to pursue her career in Science. ‘I really enjoyed the close contact between the lecturers and students and how they really take an interest in what you are studying and how you’re going. I was given the opportunity to do a cross-institutional exchange to the Australian National University which went toward my program as electives but also gave me the opportunity to meet like-minded people.’ ‘I have accessed the Careers Workshop, who when I was applying for a graduate position were really helpful and encouraging. They were happy to help me with my resume and cover letter to ensure that it was just right for the position I was applying for.’ Lucy plans to pursue her PhD in Sciences, supported by the many opportunities for personal growth and personalised learning that small class sizes at USQ has provided. Are you studying with another university and would like experience at a different campus? Why not consider cross institutional study at USQ?

Connor, Australia

Bachelor of Paramedicine

After experiencing different learning environments, Connor knew he wanted a uni which supported and motivated him to strive for his dreams. Connor’s journey to become a combat paramedic in the Army has begun with USQ’s Bachelor of Paramedicine. ‘I want a career that was both challenging, full of action and that helps people, not just your regular job. I feel privileged, lucky, and extremely fortunate to be a USQ student. It feels like family. One of the things that appeals to me about the army is the comradeship. You’re not doing it for just yourself you’re doing it for your mates and USQ has that feel. I feel a sense of purpose if I can help someone else.’ ‘The passion the lecturers have is awesome. The content taught is practical and relates to real world knowledge. The level of knowledge of the lecturers is great. The staff are exceptional.’

Hoa, Vietnam

Master of Education, Master of Learning and Development - 2018 Alumni Service Award

Hoa Cruickshank is passionate about learning and teaching. Completing her Master of Education and Master of Learning and Development, Hoa's research at USQ was centred around using technology, specifically iPads, to improve reading skills for young learners. Three years ago Hoa established an English Language School which uses the application of an iPad with IQ Board software in Second Language Learning and Teaching. “This learning approach seems to be new in Vietnam so it has attracted many parents who want their children to try it out,” she said. Today the school has more than 120 students. Hoa is currently the Managing Director of Vung Tau E-School, a private language centre in Vung Tau, Vietnam and Managing Director of Phuc Gia Trading and Tourism Limited Company. Hoa was one of the founding members of USQ’s Vietnam Alumni Chapter where she remains as Treasurer. She is also an ambassador for the University, contributing to the enrolment of Vietnamese students with USQ by promoting it among her networks.

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