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Podcast Series

The Parents Guide to Uni podcast series is designed to help you understand university so that you can help your year 12 student when they are deciding what to do after school. You will hear from parents, academics, career practitioners and students. 

Applying to uni

There is one centralised application process for most university study options. Spencer and Michelle are joined by Philippa Garmany (Manager, USQ Domestic Recruitment and Admissions), and Kirsty Silk (Manager, School Engagement).

Different ways of getting into uni

Hear from the Coordinator of USQ’s Tertiary Preparation Program, Charmaine, and current Bachelor of Exercise Physiology student, Danielle, about different ways of getting into university especially if your child’s school marks need a bit of a boost.

Managing the cost of uni

Understanding the costs associated with uni and being aware of options for assistance is important for anyone commencing tertiary study. Join Career Development Practitioner Sarah and Bachelor of Aviation student Matthew.

Understanding associate degrees

Join Andrew, Senior Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Deborah, Lead Career Development Practitioner with USQ’s Career Development Team, to learn what an associate degree is and how it may be the perfect way into university for your child.

Understanding scholarships and bursaries

Join Isabel, Senior Scholarships Officer and Zac, a second year USQ Bachelor of Education student and past USQ Scholarship recipient to learn about scholarships and bursaries for future and current USQ students and how to prepare a strong scholarship application.

Getting a Head Start on uni

Join Jaimie, Head Start Coordinator and Alexandria, current first year Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business student who successfully completed three Head Start courses while still a school student, to learn how your child can get a head start by studying a university course while still at school.

Helping your young person make choices

Join Deborah, Lead Career Development Practitioner with USQ’s Career Development Team and Riley, current second year Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film, Television and Radio) student to hear how you can help your young person make choices, find out where to access support and information and get some hints on starting conversations.


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