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Values and Behaviours

At USQ, we're fostering a values driven culture - one that is built around relationships and community, mutual respect, diversity, and a strong commitment to ethics and integrity, collaboration, creativity and innovation.  

We believe that every individual has a role to play in bringing our values to life.  Our people live out the USQ values every day through the positive, supportive and meaningful relationships they create with their peers, students and the community.


We respect each other and value diversity of people, culture and ideas within USQ's community.

This means we:

  • Acknowledge and appreciate the distinctive talents, viewpoints and contributions of others
  • Support the health and well-being of all members of the University community
  • Work together and encourage collaboration, teamwork and the free exchange of ideas
  • Recognise and embrace diversity and inclusion
  • Respect and recognise our unique locations and continue to build mutually beneficial relationships with our communities


In all we do, we apply and expect the highest personal, professional and ethical standards.  Together we act with transparency, consistency and fairness.

This means we:

  • Listen and respond with authenticity and sincerity
  • Model the highest possible standards of professional and personal conduct
  • Demonstrate and promote ethical behaviour and practices, responsibility and accountability
  • Act with honesty, openness, and trustworthiness
  • Make informed and equitable decisions with transparency, consistency and fairness


Through expertise, innovation and creativity, we work together to excel in all that we do as a University community.

This means we:

  • Deliver exceptional outcomes and the highest standards of quality, service and responsiveness
  • Strive to generate new ideas and knowledge that have a lasting impact
  • Actively pursue and encourage agile and resilient approaches to innovation and creativity
  • Create quality learning experiences and environments that support scholarly excellence and success
  • Embrace change as an opportunity for continuous improvement and growth