Gympie students start mid-year study at USC
16 Jul 2019
USC Gympie will welcome more than 60 new students who have opted to start their studies at the halfway point of the academic year.
Tomorrow (Wednesday 17 July), the students will join in a Semester 2 Orientation program filled with social and academic activities to introduce them to university life.
Some of the new students have taken a six-month gap since finishing high school, while others are non-school leavers upgrading their skills or embarking mid-year on the path to a new career.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill said Orientation would help lay the foundations for a successful start to their studies and university experience.
“USC’s Orientation program helps students get ready for university in a way that is both informative and fun,” Professor Hill said.
It includes live music, market stalls, games and a free lunch as well as essential information sessions on study programs and USC’s library, IT and course management systems.
“Orientation is also a time to make valuable connections, with the opportunity to meet lecturers, tutors and other new students, ” Professor Hill said.
“They can find out more about campus life from current students and connect with USC’s social, sporting and support groups,” he said.
As part of Orientation activities, USC will run a day of workshops on IT, research fundamentals and academic writing on Thursday 18 July to help students develop skills and strategies to enhance their learning.
Semester 2 starts next Monday 22 July.
Ella to delve deep into the intrigues of the brain20 Feb
A fascination with the intricacies of the human brain has inspired last year’s St Luke’s Anglican College school captain Ella Wilkinson to study Psychology at USC.
Orientation Week attracts thousands to USC18 Feb
This week, thousands of new university students are flocking to USC campuses - from Fraser Coast to Southbank - to find out what university life has to offer.
More students, more space as USC Gympie begins new year17 Feb
An increase in student enrolments and a brand new study space have set up an exciting start to the academic year for USC Gympie.