USQ Fraser Coast
Over the past few months the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has been in discussions with the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) to enable the transfer of the USQ Fraser Coast Campus to USC to increase tertiary education opportunities in the region.
If all agreements are reached, and the proposed transfer passes through all other legal and relevant approvals, the transfer of the USQ Fraser Coast Campus to USC will occur over coming months with the plan being for USC to take up possession from February 1, 2016.
The proposed transfer of the campus is motivated by a desire to ensure higher education opportunities are further developed and maximised and to reflect the strategic objectives of each university. We feel this collaborative approach to the proposed transfer of the campus to USC will be a boost to the area and will sustain and grow the use of the campus to the benefit of the Wide Bay region.
The future focus for the Fraser Coast Campus will be about strengthening its footprint by broadening enrolments, optimising program choice and ensuring the range of programs available through the campus continues to meet the employability needs of local business and industry.
Over the coming months both USQ and USC will undertake extensive consultation and planning with staff, students and community groups if the proposed transfer is approved.
Colleagues directly affected by this proposal are being supported and advised through this period of uncertainty. To assist with possible questions you may have, a “Frequently asked Questions” site can be accessed through this link www.usq.edu.au/future-focus-fraser-coast
With online education giving USQ a global reach, USQ intends to strategically focus its physical presence between Brisbane and Toowoomba and key student touch points elsewhere nationally and beyond. USQ will continue to operate the USQHub in Maryborough.
I will continue to keep you updated as we move through the process over the coming months.
Professor Jan Thomas
Vice-Chancellor & President
University of Southern Queensland
West Street, Toowoomba Qld 4350