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Medallist finds success with late start to university
6 Oct

It started with a niggling feeling he wanted to do more with his life and led to former Hervey Bay retail worker Tim Byford being awarded the University of the Sunshine Coast’s highest academic honour.

Moreton Bay’s massive growth projection an opportunity to spread skills and prosperity
4 Oct

As Moreton Bay faces a 20-year economic and population boom, the University of the Sunshine Coast is addressing skills shortages to ensure everyone can access the region’s growth opportunities.

Community champion awarded Chancellor's Medal
30 Sep

Peter Hogg awarded Chancellor's medal for academic excellence and incredible community contribution

UniSC calls on young aspiring athletes to discover their green and gold potential
30 Sep

Young aspiring athletes are invited to discover their potential at the University of the Sunshine Coast, as Queensland looks ahead to hosting the 2032 Olympic Games.

UniSC Business School ranked in nation’s top 3 for quality
29 Sep

The University of the Sunshine Coast has ranked third nationally in the quality category of the inaugural AFR BOSS Best Business Schools list.

Baby sling safety – a 5-point checklist can keep infants safe
27 Sep

To understand the risks, we need to understand babies’ bodies and how they usually develop.

UniSC academics take centre stage at Forward Fest
27 Sep

UniSC academics join innovators, business leaders and even a mixed martial arts world champion at ‘Forward Fest’.

Ni Una Menos
Breaking the tradition
26 Sep

A first-world country with a disgraceful domestic and family violence problem.

A force of inspiration
20 Sep

A Para Sports Hub has been announced at the University of the Sunshine Coast – and the potential for athletes ahead of the 2032 Games is enormous.

Dugongs and turtles are starving to death in Queensland seas – and La Niña’s floods are to blame
19 Sep

UniSC Associate Professor Kathy Townsend tells the The Conversation sediment from huge rains and floods is smothering the seagrass turtles and dugongs rely on.

Global design studio ready to put down roots at UniSC
16 Sep

A virtual reality studio is putting down roots at UniSC in a pioneering industry partnership.

Healthy volunteers wanted for clinical trial of potential new vaccine for dengue fever
15 Sep

UniSC Clinical Trials will soon start a phase two trial of a potential new vaccine for dengue fever.

Inside the mind of a sceptic: the ‘mental gymnastics’ of climate change denial
14 Sep

Climate change is upon us, and scepticism is rapidly becoming a topic for historians, not futurists.

Professor Brendan Burkett
National Para Sports Hub celebrated as Burkett steps down
14 Sep

One of the most well-loved names in para sports will today announce his retirement at UniSC, while launching a sporting legacy for athletes to come.

UniSC shines in guide with 5-star ratings, employment outcomes
13 Sep

After emerging as Queensland’s top public university for student experience, the University of the Sunshine Coast continues to glow in the latest Good Universities Guide.

Campaign to help turtle rescue, rehabilitation and research
8 Sep

A UniSC-led proposal to establish a turtle rescue, rehabilitation and research centre in the Wide Bay region is gaining momentum, as fears grow that hundreds of turtles are in danger of starving to death in coming months.

Power to make a difference remains in your hands
5 Sep

In a year where Queenslanders have faced flood, pandemic and cost-of-living pressures, this year’s University of the Sunshine Coast Giving Day (September 7) has a simple theme – ‘Make life better’.

Lessons to learn from previous triple La Niña threats
2 Sep

With regions such as the Fraser Coast and Gympie on alert for a rare third consecutive La Niña, University of the Sunshine Coast flood historian Dr Margaret Cook says there is much we can learn from previous events.

History suggests recycled water’s time has come
1 Sep

A battle is brewing in South-East Queensland over water, UniSC's Dr Margaret Cook co-writes for The Conversation.

La Niña looks set to return
30 Aug

Are we prepared? UniSC academics discuss the prospect of another summer of extreme rainfall for eastern Australia on the back of catastrophic flooding earlier this year.

Students rate UniSC Qld's top public uni, and nation's 'top two'
28 Aug

Students at the University of the Sunshine Coast have reported some of the country’s highest satisfaction levels – while endorsing the university’s approach to accessibility for all.

Changing Minds: How UniSC research could help shape the future of mental health – and vice versa
23 Aug

What will treating mental health look like in the future? Professor Daniel Hermens and Dr Colin Russo share their thoughts.

New discovery means diagnosis and support for people with rare gene anomaly
18 Aug

Genomics researchers have made a breakthrough discovery that could fast-track diagnosis and support for families affected by a rare genetic disorder.

Accessibility app idea by students tops tech contest
16 Aug

A startup idea for an online resource that rates hospitality venues on suitability for people with disabilities has topped the Techstars Sustainability Startup Weekend.

‘Brain fingerprinting’ of adolescents might be able to predict mental health problems down the line
15 Aug

New research could predict whether young people will develop mental health issues.

Dive into the latest science that's changing the future
12 Aug

National Science Week takes place from 13-21 August and at UniSC the focus is on science with impact – from a regional to a global scale.

UniSC to celebrate amazing alumni achievements
9 Aug

The search is on for the University of the Sunshine Coast’s most remarkable graduates.

Comm Games campaign starts and ends with gold for UniSC
8 Aug

The University of the Sunshine Coast is celebrating after a highly successful campaign at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, with 15 medal placings secured by the uni crew.

It’s Beyoncé’s world. We’re just living in it
5 Aug

The audience is in on Beyoncé’s world-building the same way we watch a film, UniSC's Dr Phoebe Macrossan writes for The Conversation.

Open Day returns to Sunshine Coast campus this Sunday
3 Aug

After a two-year COVID-enforced hiatus, Open Day is back at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Sippy Downs campus this Sunday, giving prospective students the chance to find their futures.