Top psychology graduates ready for job ahead3 Jul
With the Australian Government declaring the study of psychology a national priority and mental health becoming a key focus as the country recovers from the impacts of COVID-19, two talented USC Sunshine Coast graduates have stepped forward at the right time.
Free lecture focuses on new tech in art world2 Jul
New technologies that are being embraced by artists around the world are highlighted in a free online “mini lecture” developed to inform the Moreton Bay community.
Design students’ work wows tourists in South Africa30 Jun
A fascinating permanent exhibition by USC Design students that adorns the walls of remote Mata Mata Camp in South Africa has so impressed South African National Parks (SANParks) that the organisation will now publish it in book form.
OT graduate helped people of South Pacific nation29 Jun
A work placement in Vanuatu while at university has given new Redcliffe occupational therapist Chelsea-Maree Campbell an even wider understanding of community health care.
Birthing presentation to restart seminar series26 Jun
A USC midwifery expert will deliver the first presentation of the Sunshine Coast Health Institute (SCHI) Seminar Series since the series was interrupted in March by COVID-19 lockdowns.
Quick-thinking students find cancer support solution25 Jun
Two USC Occupational Therapy students have refused to let the coronavirus pandemic derail their final university placement by quickly creating an online alternative to assist people with cancer stay connected and active in self-isolation.
Book sheds new light on natural disasters24 Jun
Disasters will keep happening in Australia – but we must learn the lessons of the past if we want to diminish future risks and impacts, says a new USC History academic about to launch a book filled with floods, fires, cyclones and earthquakes.
Researchers study drivers’ responses to suspension of random breath testing23 Jun
Road safety researchers at USC Australia are keen to find out how driver behaviours changed during a temporary suspension of static roadside random breath testing (RBT) by the Queensland Police Service during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Combining maths and HPE suits graduate teacher23 Jun
When it comes to exercises, USC graduate Eden Cassidy of Murrumba Downs enjoys the mathematical kind just as much as the physical.
USC to hold online Open Day on Sunday 19 July22 Jun
Prospective students from across Australia will be able to participate in USC’s Open Day on Sunday 19 July – regardless of which borders are open or closed – as the event will be provided online for the first time.
Brother and sister graduates boost health of workforce and environment18 Jun
Two Burpengary East siblings who graduated from USC this year are focused on improving Queensland life in two dynamic but very different areas: workplace injury rehabilitation and farmland agronomy for water catchment quality.
Students set for USC’s first online Orientation17 Jun
Orientation activities at USC have been moved online for the first time, as the University takes a COVID-safe approach to preparing new and continuing students for Semester 2.
First students sign up for funded USC short courses16 Jun
Students taking advantage of USC short courses funded by the Australian Government are this week getting the exciting news that their applications have been accepted.
High demand leads to second round of suicide awareness training15 Jun
High community demand for online suicide awareness training has prompted USC to provide more opportunities for Sunshine Coast residents to develop skills that could save lives.
Education graduate finds perfect career balance11 Jun
Classroom placements during a USC Bachelor of Primary Education were both preparation and inspiration for Morayfield State High School graduate Holly Clements.
Former ballerina en pointe with therapy career10 Jun
A new USC graduate from Deception Bay who took a three-year gap between school and university to perform with the Queensland National Ballet School has leapt into a new role as an occupational therapist.
D’Aguilar graduate studies science of seaweed9 Jun
With his arms deep in a tub of locally-grown seaweed at the Bribie Island Research Centre, Steele Ford’s job is as hands-on as his recently-completed USC Bachelor of Environmental Science.
USC leaders receive Order of Australia awards8 Jun
USC is celebrating two of its leaders gaining Order of Australia awards, as announced in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Call for citizen scientists to find reef island species8 Jun
Anyone who has swum past a stingray or spotted a shark at Lady Elliot Island can contribute to scientific research aimed at protecting critical habitats in the Great Barrier Reef.
Academic to launch sun bears book on World Environment Day4 Jun
USC academic Sarah Pye will launch her book, Saving Sun Bears, as part of the Sunshine Coast’s first online World Environment Day festival on Friday 5 June.
USC provides free toolkit for job seekers3 Jun
With COVID-19 lockdowns severely disrupting the Australian job market, the USC Business School has stepped forward to provide free assistance to those applying for jobs.
Project to benefit reef water quality and grazing2 Jun
Research by a USC PhD graduate that used the latest drone-based remote sensing techniques to investigate sediment sources to the Great Barrier Reef is the catalyst for a joint project by the University and CSIRO.
Word power helps illustrator bring stories to life1 Jun
Children’s author and illustrator Shannon Horsfall says completing a Creative Writing degree at USC has taken her story-telling skills and love of literature to new levels.
Study brings career switch for busy mums28 May
Two new USC graduates from Gympie have achieved impressive grades while juggling parenthood, jobs and campus commutes on their way to making major career changes.
Caboolture graduate uses degree to help chronically ill27 May
New USC graduate Maddison Schuster is now among the hundreds of Sunshine Coast social workers striving to help chronically ill older people access support services, particularly in the age of COVID-19 restrictions.
Students help 100 local brands adjust to COVID-1927 May
Chef-cooked meals delivered to your door, live-streamed music gigs and home workouts are all signs of brands adjusting well to COVID-19 restrictions, says a USC Australia social media expert.
Graduate goes from catering for parties to caring for patients26 May
After previously working as a wedding caterer and chef in Melbourne and Noosa, new USC graduate Nicole Wright is now employed as a mental health nurse at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH).
Thomas searches for gene switch secret26 May
USC Honours student Thomas Banks, 21, believes that lobsters could hold the key to understanding an ancient evolutionary mechanism used to “turn off” genes in animals.
‘Smart clothes’ on agenda for Moreton Minds talk25 May
Wearable technology is changing the way we live, work and play, says the host of an upcoming online talk on the topic.
New USC graduate on the ball with career decision21 May
James Harbidge certainly had 20/20 vision when he deferred his seventh year of refereeing with Queensland Rugby League for his first graduate job on the opposite side of the country.