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University welcomes one-stop shop for students

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15 Mar 2022
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Member for Groom Garth Hamilton MP officially opened the new R Block this morning together with Vice-Chancellor Professor Geraldine Mackenzie.

A nod to the past with a focus on the future is the premise behind the University of Southern Queensland’s latest major renovation.

Member for Groom Garth Hamilton MP officially opened the new R Block, the refurbishment designed to benefit student experience at the Toowoomba Campus.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Geraldine Mackenzie said one of the University’s older buildings had been given a modern facelift, transforming it into a one-stop shop for students to enjoy and learn.

“This multimillion-dollar project focuses on the student experience at the heart of the campus,” Professor Mackenzie said.

“The space centres on iConnect as the first stop for students to campus - a place where they can interact with their peers, ask questions about study, share advice, celebrate wins, tackle challenges and support other students.

“Surrounding it is a variety of quiet, collaborative and computer-based study environments, as well as a student kitchenette and a new purpose-built space for a Bounce-tenanted café.

“The refurbishment reflects a vibrant and engaging campus and the high-quality student experience available at the University of Southern Queensland.”

Professor Mackenzie said underused space was overhauled to create a welcoming environment.

“This is a significant project for the University that will provide enhanced opportunities for engagement on the Toowoomba campus, both within the University and the wider Toowoomba community.”

Learn more about the University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba campus.