Why Cultural Connections?
The Indigenous Student Support and Success team acknowledge the complexities of online study and have designed the Cultural Connections Program to provide an interactive experience for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students. The program will be an experience to connect with other Indigenous Students at USQ, meet with USQ Staff and allow you to build knowledge in what services and support is available to you, as a current USQ Student. Cultural Connections is also open to on campus students who will greatly benefit from the program.
About Cultural Connections
• Connect with CISER, the ISS&S Team, and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
• Meet peers and experience student life on campus
• Meet the support teams and learn about all of the support available at USQ
Accommodation, meals and travel
Accommodation, meals and travel will be provided for students who reside outside of Toowoomba to attend Cultural Connections. CISER will make all bookings on students’ behalves.
Cultural Connections events
Cultural Connections is held at the beginning of each semester and coincides with Orientation Week. Students are notified of the event via the Indigenous Student Support and Success team.
Testimonials from Students who have attended:
“I was amazed at the support that is available”
“I believe that coming to Cultural Connections will help me succeed in my study”
“Meeting key contacts face to face eliminates the shame I feel about asking for help”
“Was a life changing 2 days for me both academically and personally”
“Totally exceeded my expectations”
“Before Cultural Connections I was very anxious. Now I am excited”