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UniSQ welcomes new and returning students

Students on campus.
UniSQ welcomes new and returning students.

Thousands of students have arrived on the University of Southern Queensland campuses for the start of the academic year.

One of these students, Kerenza Herndon from Toowoomba, is doing her dream double degree, a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Science majoring in Astronomical and Space Sciences.

The 2022 Toowoomba State High School captain and Dux said UniSQ’s reputation in space research was the drawing card to study.

“Astronomy has always interested me,” Kerenza said.

“Studying at UniSQ and receiving the Chancellor’s Scholarship, I get to stay at home and access world-leading facilities like the Mount Kent Observatory.

“I have heard quite a lot about the amazing space research projects here, so to study in my hometown at a leading space research university was serendipitous.”

The UniSQ Orientation Week events help new students get started, with information sessions and social events for all students.

UniSQ Provost Professor Karen Nelson, who addressed a packed auditorium at the Toowoomba Campus during the first official Orientation Week activity, said it was a wonderful opportunity for new students to get to know the campuses, hear from more experienced students, meet their lecturers and new classmates, and familiarise themselves with all the services available to support them during their studies.

“Orientation is an important start to the uni year, and it’s a wonderful opportunity for students to settle in and understand what to expect before they start their studies,” Professor Nelson said.

Learn more about Orientation at the University of Southern Queensland.