Alice, 7, and Benjamin Shield, 9, playing draughts at the USQ open day.
Alice, 7, and Benjamin Shield, 9, playing draughts at the USQ open day. Alistair Brightman

Open day success as course interest rises

THE University of Southern Queensland's open day at the Fraser Coast campus has been hailed a success, with 494 people coming through the doors on Sunday seeking information about university courses.

Campus executive manager Brett Langabeer noticed higher levels of interest and enthusiasm from the people who attended, with some enrolling on the spot.

"This year we had a lot of parents attend with their children and some past students that are now parents introducing their children to USQ and so the cycle begins," Mr Langabeer said.

"Most students were interested in the Tertiary Preparation Program, education, business and commerce and also nursing.

Mr Langabeer said the open day was an opportunity for students to discover the available options for them.

He said it helped them make decisions about their future.



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