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Life as an online student

How it works

Studying online (distance) education means you are provided with all your study materials online, as well as supplementary content in the mail.

These materials are divided into comprehensive weekly portions, keeping your studies in line with what’s happening on-campus and with the flexibility to study at your own pace during the semester- whether you would like to study part-time or full time. One course should take up 8- 10 hours a week of your time.

You will have access to your lecturers and fellow classmates through forums, chat, email and phone.

Assessment

Most courses usually have assignments and exams. You usually either post your assignments to USQ or submit them online through UConnect. You can sit for your exams in an exam centre close to your home. If you live further than 100 kilometres from one of our designated examination centres, special arrangements can be made just for you.

Coming on-campus

You are more than welcome to pop onto one of three great campuses in ToowoombaSpringfield or Fraser Coast, to utilise the campus facilities and resources.

Some courses (subjects) and programs have residential schools. Residential schools give students studying via distance education the opportunity to attend campus for face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use of the facilities and to meet staff and other students.

While the majority of residential schools are voluntary, some are compulsory so you will be required to come on-campus during the scheduled time.

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