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USQnews Bulletin - 28 August

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USQ experts, students and staff members are available to comment on the below topics:

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (September)

Professor Jeff Dunn AO (Chair of Social and Behavioural Science) can talk about a USQ-led program, in partnership with the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, which aims to identify, understand and address disparities in prostate cancer outcomes between rural/regional and metropolitan Australia.

Adult Learners’ Week (September 1-8)

Michelle Killen (Student Services Advisor) is part of USQ’s Phoenix Lifelong Learners Project which aims to support mature adult learners during their studies. Ms Killen can discuss the importance of adult learning and some of the factors that might influence the returning to learning journey.
Brooke Morgan (USQ student - Toowoomba) is a 42-year-old single mother-of-four currently in her final semester of a Bachelor of Laws degree, and on track to graduate next year. She also suffers from a rare blood disorder called Polycythaemia Rubra Vera.

Media contact: Griffith Thomas

Upcoming events:

September 1
The Russell Family Concert
Accomplished musicians Sharny, Helen and Steve Russell will jazz up the first day of spring with a massive repertoire featuring fresh arrangements of great jazz standards.

September 2
USQ Ipswich Open Day (featuring All Things Healthy Expo)
Future students attending Open Day will hear from guest speaker Kurt Fearnley. The inspirational Paralympian will share his courageous story of determination and perseverance, encouraging others to conquer their fears.

In case you missed it:

Junior biomedical scientists get to work at USQ
More than 150 high school students have spent a day as USQ’s lead disease outbreak investigation team, using biotechnology techniques to solve the scientific mystery as part of a school engagement workshop.

Queensland Road Safety Week gets underway at USQ
The Toowoomba community came together to help make local roads safer at the regional launch of Queensland Road Safety Week at USQ.

Outstanding Alumnus of the Year announced at annual Presentation Breakfast
Australian singer and song writing legend Dr Kev Carmody was awarded the 2017 USQ Outstanding Alumnus of the Year during a presentation breakfast.

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