ON THE UP: Dr Aidan Burke from University of Southern Queensland says Ipswich is a smart city, and his university is proud to be a supporter of City Pride.
ON THE UP: Dr Aidan Burke from University of Southern Queensland says Ipswich is a smart city, and his university is proud to be a supporter of City Pride. Darren Hallesy

CITY PRIDE: One day to go to win $5000

TODAY is the last chance to shop locally and grab your entry forms for the big $5000 draw, thanks to The Queensland Times City Pride campaign.

Just by supporting local business, you can get yourself five big ones to spend on whatever you like. What would you do with all that cash to spend?

Just like a small business, City Pride sponsor University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is doing its bit for the local economy.

As the number of enrolments rise each year, it means students at the Ipswich and Springfield campuses are keeping their money in our city, and making everyone just a bit smarter.

"We've been a part of Ipswich now for more than 20 years, here and at Springfield," director of Corporate Communications Dr Aidan Burke said.

"We have over 1500 students here at the Ipswich campus, giving them an opportunity to go on to higher education, but also having a university in a city gives it a value add. In saying that, I mean people will choose to stay in Ipswich rather than travel or move elsewhere like Brisbane or regional areas.

"Often lots of students have to move away from home to study, which costs thousands of dollars in rent, living expenses and moving costs. Keeping that business, those people, here in Ipswich benefits us all, it's a win-win for the city, a win for the university and most of all, a win for the students.

"At USQ you can learn to be a teacher, a paramedic, even a pilot. Our facilities are second to none and between Ipswich and Springfield there's education, business and commerce, law, engineering, creative arts, aviation, IT, paramedicine psychology, sport and exercise and nursing and midwifery.

"Ipswich is a smart city, and USQ is proud to be a supporter of City Pride," he said.

There is still one more prize to be won, and it's the big one. One lucky winner will walk away with $5000 in gift vouchers to spend on whatever they want.

Have you got your entries in? You can drop off your entry forms in the barrels at Riverlink, Brassall Shopping Centre, or drop them in to the Queensland Times in West Ipswich.

Get your entry form every time you shop any of the participating City Pride businesses. For the list of participating businesses visit qt.com.au/city-pride-17/

Every shopping trip you make in Ipswich means you are supporting local business.

City Pride - it's all about supporting and getting behind Ipswich.



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