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Students experience university life at USQ Careers Day

St George State High School: Desiree Weribone, Jennifer Woodbridge and Skye Duncan.

by Callum Johnson 15 June 2014


t Mary’s College student Christopher Godfrey is not afraid of a challenge. The Grade 9 student said he was hoping for a future career in medicine and wanted to look at options available during the University of Southern Queensland’s (USQ) Careers Day for Grade 8 and 9 students yesterday. “I like a challenge and getting into a career in medicine definitely counts as one so I’m interested in checking out the nursing program at USQ,” he said. “Plus I’d like the chance to help other people. “The Careers Day has been a

really good and informative day— I also went last year and found it very interesting.” The event attracted about 170 students from all around the Darling Downs, as far out as Warwick, Roma and Wandoan. Schools Engagement Officer (Marketing and Student Attraction) Hannah Mathewson said the day was both eventful and educational. “Students have learnt all about what careers are available in the areas of law, business, nursing, engineering and even the Defence Force, among others,” Miss Mathewson said. “For many students, especially those who live out west, this will be their first time experiencing higher education so we aim to give them

a taste of what university life is like and what options are available when they finish school. “We try to make sure all the sessions throughout the day are interactive and we have USQ staff and students available to talk to about university life and what courses are available.” Schools attending included: • Crow’s Nest State School • Dalby State High School • Inglewood State School • Kingaroy State High School • Oakey State High School • Pittsworth State High School • Roma State College • St George State High School • St Mary’s College • Wandoan State School • Warwick State High School

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Senior Lecturer

Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art Reference: 499095 Element: Queensland College of Art Work type: Continuing The Queensland College of Art is located at Griffith University’s Brisbane city South Bank Campus and the Gold Coast Campus. The Queensland College of Art is part of one of the largest creative and performing arts training and research precincts in Australia which is also home to the Griffith Film School and Queensland Conservatorium. In this environment there is increasing interdisciplinary collaboration between the performing and visual arts. The Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art program is designed to prepare students, as indigenous Australians, for practice as professional artists. The program is focused on traditional Australian art media, styles and forms, together with strategies for their viable adaption within a highly urbanized society. The program is planned in accordance with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander principles and philosophies. This is a continuing, full time position based at the South Bank campus. This is an identified position and the occupant must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent under section 25 of the Anti Discrimination Act 1991. The role: This Bachelor of Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art is one of the Queensland College of Art’s suite of professional art and design programs all based around studio teaching. This position compliments a range of other academic positions based around the scholarship of art and design practice. The person: The successful applicant in this identified position will have a background in indigenous art production and associated theory within a scholarly context. They will have a higher degree in a related field with experience in teaching and research in relevant areas, Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art along with demonstrated industry experience.

Salary range: Senior Lecturer, Level C: $103,179 - $118,974 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $120,720 - $139,200 per annum. Further information: Obtain the position description and application requirements by clicking the following link For position queries, contact Professor Paul Cleveland, Director, Queensland College of Art on +61 (0) 7 3735 3100. For application queries, contact Ms Renee Patta, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 4299. Closing date: Wednesday 2 July 2014, 4.30pm AEST. Page 2

Students experience university life at usq careers day  

by Callum Johnson 15 June 2014 USQ Careers Day attracted about 170 students from all around the Darling Downs, as far out as Warwick, Roma a...