USQ earns top marks for graduate employability

UNIVERSITY of Southern Queensland graduates are more likely to get a full-time job and have positive post-graduation outcomes when compared to other Australian universities according to the latest edition of The Good Universities Guide.

The independent publication, which ranks university education providers in Australia, awarded USQ the top rating of five stars for its high number of graduates getting a full-time job, and also for the University's socioeconomic equity pathway and participation programs.

USQ also attracted a five star rating in the area of staff qualifications suggesting that highly qualified staff are being attracted to USQ's teaching programs and research initiatives.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Jan Thomas said it was a great result with USQ having much to celebrate.

"More employees are also taking advantage of USQ's flexible employment practices that encourages its staff to take up postgraduate and higher degree studies through flexible work arrangements and coursework fee support," she said.

"Apart from our five star rankings USQ was just outside the top spots with its four star ratings in overall student demand for its courses and for overall student satisfaction.

"Every staff member at USQ is committed to providing high quality education, as well as providing accessible support services to help students reach their full potential.

"In addition to getting a highly regarded academic qualification that employers want, many of our students are given real-world experience thanks to industry-based training and practical experience with business and community groups."

"Our graduates are sought after in the workplace, and we are the number one university in Queensland for graduate employment."



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