University of Southern Queensland, Ipswich

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About the University 🏫

University of Southern Queensland's campus in Ipswich is just one of the three campuses in the Australian state of Queensland, the other two of which are located in Springfield and Towoomba.

UniSQ, Ipswich, is a cosy and health science focused campus located about 45 minutes from the metropolitan, Brisbane. Students at the University of Southern Queensland have good opportunities to get involved into academic social clubs and organisations. Social gatherings are often held to increase the familiar community on campus.

Most programme at the UniSQ Ipswich campus are medical programmes, which has been the reason for their large investments in this area. There are both nurse and medical lab facilities for just under 2 million AUD and an ambulance simulator to provide students with practical knowledge. Their fitness area is called The Works Ipswich Health and Recreation Club and is a fully equipped gym that offers personal training and group fitness classes. Membership is open to all students and staff. There are also a number of sporting facilities and courses available for the active students.

Classes are divided into smaller classes for students to achieve a closer community and get the maximum out of their academic learning environment. You can get acquainted with people from all over the world. At UniSQ there are 80 different nationalities due to the wonderful circumstances for international students in Queensland.

About the city 🌇

Ipswich is centrally located in the thriving southeast Queensland region of Australia, just 50 minutes from Brisbane and an hour's drive from the Gold Coast beach paradise, which also has an airport with highly attractive travel destinations available.

The city offers an ideal lifestyle that combines cultural heritage with a twist of exhilaratingly exciting metropolitan style. It is Queensland's fastest growing city and also home to the youngest demographic population in southeast Queensland. You will meet many people who are peers due to the city's many young students, there is even broad multiculturalism with more than 115 different cultural backgrounds inhabiting the city.

It's not necessary to drive to Brisbane to enjoy free time, Ipswich has plenty to offer. There is a cinema, zoo, art gallery and cosy cafes and restaurants. For those nightlife lovers who like to have a drink at the local spot and enjoy live music and entertainment, studio 188 is many UniSQ students' favorite place to hang out on the weekends.

If you are into natural beauty and after a mindfullness experience, the Hill Conservation Park in Ipswich is the perfect getaway attraction, where in addition to beautiful scenery and views you also get guaranteed a good Instagram picture on the trip. Best of it? It's free.

If you are feeling for more vibrant city life, Queensland's largest city, Brisbane, is just under an hour from Ipswich. Sun, surfing and beach? No problem, you're only about an hour from the Gold Coast.

Housing 🏡

87 Thorn Street Apartments

The student apartments at UniSQ Ipswich are commercially privately run residents. One of the popular student accommodations at UniSQ Ipswich near campus is 87 Thorn Street Apartments. The homes are available in different sizes and variants with access to top modern facilities.

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Unilink Village

Unilink Village is certainly a favorable choice for UniSQ Ipswich students. In fact, the homes are primarily made for students at UniSQ, offering student housing at a fair and affordable rent without going down on facilities. In addition to the homes being fully furnished, the rent includes Wi-Fi, free parking, cable TV, Grill area, swimming pool as well as water, heating and electricity. In addition, the residences are just a short walking distance from campus.

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Campus View Apartments

Campus View Apartments offers student accommodation in an academic and professional environment. Despite their reasonable rent, the homes are fully furnished including fast Wi-Fi, all the necessities of the communal kitchen, air conditioning, cameras and gated community security 24/7, as well as water, heating and electricity. In addition to being walking distance from campus, housing is also excellently located in relation to public transportation, restaurants and parks.

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What the students say

"Don’t underestimate the power of networking, being well connected is vital. Employers really value your community involvement, and at USQ, the opportunities are bountiful" - Simon P.

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