USQ to detail research projects

USQ WILL showcase some of its research projects during a community-engaged research evening this Thursday.

Frank Bullen, USQ’s pro vice-chancellor research, said most university research was done with community in mind and to advance the quality of life for people in its region.

“In many cases though the public does not have an understanding of what we are doing so this is our chance to put on display our different research projects,” he said.

“It also gives the public the chance to interact with researchers,” which Professor Bullen said could sometimes spawn new research.

Anyone interested in attending the research evening should make a reservation by contacting Stephanie Bayley at USQ Fraser Coast at Stephanie.Bayley@usq.edu.au

Among the projects on display would be the Escape Program where academics from the Fraser Coast Faculty of Education had done research into the needs of high school students at risk of depression.

The study found that students benefited by becoming mentors and learning leadership skills.

The “invitation to grieve” study, also by education faculty academics, looked at reactions to critical incidents in schools.

It found that children should not be expected to grieve in traditionally accepted ways following times of trauma but should be allowed to use art, music or any other way they wish to express their feelings.



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