CELEBRATION: A highlight from last year’s Phoenix Carnival at USQ Ipswich.
CELEBRATION: A highlight from last year’s Phoenix Carnival at USQ Ipswich. Contirbuted

Phoenix fun provides welcome class break

USQ students will take a break from the first week of classes to join in the fun at USQ Phoenix Carnivals next week.

Phoenix Carnival pays tribute to the student experience by offering a day of free fun with food, entertainment, activities and community and market stalls.

USQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Jan Thomas said Phoenix Carnival is about building pride not just amongst the University's students and staff, but also the wider community.

"These events are a great way to welcome new and returning students to USQ and offers students the chance to experience university life in a fun and relaxed environment," Professor Thomas said.

"We want to make sure they know they have something to be proud of in their university."

Professor Thomas said the University was looking to build student engagement and help develop a strong sense of community amongst students.

"We want to really energise the students' university experience by providing opportunities for them to engage in activities that can help them get the most out of their time at USQ," she said.

"These events give students the chance to make new friends, establish networks and connect with their local community."

Phoenix Carnival will run from 11.30am to 1.30pm at USQ Springfield (March 1) and USQ Ipswich (March 2).



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