Life is full of
great firsts

Going to university can be one of them.

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Be the first in your family
Arrow where path starts

Being the first in
your family to go to
university may seem
like a big leap.

But as they say there is a
first time for everything.

With the right knowledge
and support,
this could be a life
changing decision.

WHAT IS FIRST IN FAMILY?

Someone has to be first.

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Benefits of going to uni.

A uni qualification is
so much more than
a piece of paper...

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...it’s a journey that
can unlock doors and
possibilities for you.

LEARNING NEW SKILLS
HELPING YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY GETTING THAT PROMOTION
GET YOUR SELF-CONFIDENCE NETWORKING
your resilience
Networking changing your career
Getting that promotion learning new skills
Landing that dream job
Upskilling
Why Uni

Success
needs
support.

Hard work will
get you far.

With good communication,
the right support and
information, your journey
will become a lot easier.

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What to
expect
along
the way.

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So you’ve got
questions about
studying at uni? We’re
here to help you find
the answers.

If they can do it
so can you.

STUDENT INSPIRATION

Still not sure?

Ethan, Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Ethan, Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

"I'm proud to say that after two years of working and saving up, I've finally got here."

Elena, Bachelor of General Studies

Elena, Bachelor of General Studies

"Being first in family is making my family proud. I am showing it can be done."

Ruby, Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Ruby, Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

"My whole family is excited for me to be the first to attend university. I know I have their support in reaching my goals."

Brendon, Bachelor of Communication

Brendon, Bachelor of Communication

“When I left school there was no emphasis on Education. At USQ I have been blown away by the support and community available to me. I now have a new outlook on life with endless possibilities.”

Krystal,

Krystal,

Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies “It’s the most rewarding feeling to step outside of your comfort zone and accomplish your dreams.”

Jesse, Bachelor of Creative Arts

Jesse, Bachelor of Creative Arts

“I’m so proud that I took the step. It was a little scary but I haven’t looked back. I’ve inspired my younger siblings to do the same.”

Stacey, Tertiary Preparation Program

Stacey, Tertiary Preparation Program

"After not studying for almost twenty years and feeling nervous, I have a new found motivation to keep on learning."

Michael, Bachelor of Commerce

Michael, Bachelor of Commerce

"This was one of the hardest achievements I’ve ever accomplished, I feel like my whole brain has been rewired and now have a greater perspective."

Paula, Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Paula, Bachelor of Education (Primary)

"I never thought I could do it, until I did. The decision to go to university was the best move I've made to better my life and my families."

Aaron, Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Aaron, Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

"Being the first person in my family to attend uni was a daunting experience. USQ gave me the support I needed to successfully navigate my way."

Belinda, Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

Belinda, Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

"It took me until my mid-thirties to gather the courage and self-belief to start my university journey."

Malcolm, Bachelor of Human Services

Malcolm, Bachelor of Human Services

"I am extremely happy and proud that I have been given this opportunity to complete my degree and prove to my family that I can do it."

It’s time to start
another of life’s
great firsts.

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