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Student and staff health focus at USQ

Woman, man and child in front of crowd
PhD student Isabelle Chassain
A clean bill of health for USQ’s commitment to making sure the University remains a healthy place to work and study.

About 500 students and staff members attended the Health & Benefits Fair at USQ Toowoomba today (May 3), an event designed to connect them with health and wellbeing resources and services, as well as remind staff about available employee benefits.

In addition to advice, on offer were free health and hearing checks, food and snacks, massages, expo bags, and much more.

PhD student Isabelle Chassain said the event was a fantastic opportunity to explore the different health benefits and services available to students.

“As a student, sometimes it’s all about the books and you don’t really think about what’s going on around you and your own health,” she said.

Another attendee, USQ ICT Support Officer Kay Graham, said sometimes people needed a reminder to get back on the right track.

“I think this is a fabulous event that’s beneficial to all staff. I’ve really enjoyed it - there’s some great stalls here,” she said.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) Carl Rallings said he was pleased to see many staff and students take advantage of the wide range of services and resources available to them.

“The fair was organised by our teams at USQ Student Services and Human Resources,” he said.

“It’s an initiative of the USQ Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2016-2020 which supports our commitment to providing a coordinated, holistic approach to staff and student wellness.”

The event featured exhibits on dental, nutrition/dietitian, sexual health, mental health, USQ Health Service, University networks and clubs, as well as community organisations and charities.

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