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Social work graduates aim to make a difference
15 Oct

Two new USC Fraser Coast graduates are working to improve mental health and wellbeing in the community as social workers at hospitals in Bundaberg and Hervey Bay.

USC leads rollout of critical vaccine for koalas
15 Oct

USC is leading a Phase 3 rollout of a koala chlamydia vaccine that has been developed collaboratively over many years with many partners, including the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

Robot lizards research wins 3MT competition
13 Oct

A PhD student developing bio-inspired robot lizards to better understand animal movement and apply the knowledge to the needs of industry has won the annual USC Three-Minute Thesis competition.

Fraser Coast students to celebrate academic milestone
13 Oct

USC Fraser Coast’s latest cohort of graduating students will formally celebrate their achievements tomorrow.

Harry Peet
USC graduate puts engineering skills to work for Moreton Bay
12 Oct

Recent USC Mechanical Engineering graduate Harry Peet is now managing major projects aimed at improving and streamlining services at one of Australia’s largest councils.

Michael Nagel
Using brain science to overcome gender-based learning barriers
11 Oct

A child development expert at USC Australia has drawn on the latest brain science to write two new books about meeting the different learning needs of boys and girls.

Business graduate takes fast track into management
8 Oct

USC Business graduate Samuel Johnson is already managing the Queensland warehouse of a national company.

Chef finds perfect mix of food and science
6 Oct

A Maryborough chef is combining her industry experience with knowledge gained through a USC degree to serve up science-based nutrition facts and advice to customers in their homes.

USC academic to discuss tales of lost worlds
6 Oct

A USC Australia academic has been chosen by the Boston Museum of Science to deliver a virtual talk next week on the mystery of civilisations and lands lost beneath the sea.

Welcome Home our Olympians and Paralympians
6 Oct

Olympians and Paralympians from the Sunshine Coast who competed at the Tokyo Games will be congratulated at a massive civic reception at USC tomorrow.

Champion para-athlete powers to study success
1 Oct

With her seeing eye dog  by her side and three-month-old baby in the audience, champion Para-athlete Kyra Domrow celebrated her latest achievement at a USC graduation ceremony this week.

Double celebration as identical twins graduate
30 Sep

Dress colour was the only thing separating identical Nambour twins Jessica and Caitlan Gibbs as they crossed the stage to receive the same degree at the same USC graduation ceremony.

USC Unisport futsal player Cody Carroll
USC is overall champion at Unisport Nationals Qld
30 Sep

USC student athletes are celebrating their biggest UniSport victory ever after dominating at the 2021 Nationals Queensland multi-sport carnival on the Gold Coast this week.

Graduate milestone for USC’s Thompson Institute
29 Sep

USC Australia celebrated a milestone in boosting the region’s expertise in mental health and neuroscience with the graduation of the first students to complete postgraduate coursework at USC’s Thompson Institute.

Student with a passion for helping others to receive three top honours
29 Sep

Psychology student Carmine Buss will receive three prestigious awards when she graduates from USC in recognition of her outstanding academic results and dedication to enhancing the learning experiences of others.

USC honour for First Nations music maestro
28 Sep

A singer, songwriter and music producer dedicated to increasing First Nations music education, skills and appreciation will become a USC Honorary Senior Fellow this week.

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Hundreds to graduate at USC ceremonies
27 Sep

The University of the Sunshine Coast will stage five graduation ceremonies this week at the USC Stadium at Sippy Downs, with crowds totalling 3,000 expected to attend.

Local government executive to become USC Senior Fellow
27 Sep

Former Gympie Regional Council Chief Executive Officer Bernard Smith will become an Honorary Senior Fellow of USC at a graduation ceremony on Wednesday 29 September.

Passion for Coast community leads to award
24 Sep

Having dedicated her career to helping others, including addressing high suicide rates on the Sunshine Coast, Elise Jione of USC’s Thompson Institute has won a top award for her work.

Coast businesswoman to receive honorary award
23 Sep

A Buderim-based businesswoman, philanthropist and community leader who has supported education on the Sunshine Coast for decades will receive an honorary award at a USC graduation ceremony on Thursday 30 September.

University sets up vaccination clinic on campus
23 Sep

USC has joined forces with health care provider Sunny Street to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations for students at its Sunshine Coast campus.

Scholarships to make a difference for Moreton Bay students
23 Sep

New scholarships are now available to help students aged 25 years or older at USC’s  Moreton Bay campus succeed in their studies.

Youth keen to tackle climate change but feel unprepared
22 Sep

A USC survey has found that young people in the Noosa area strongly support efforts to tackle climate change but few feel equipped to take effective action.

USC graduate elected to lead law association
22 Sep

Just a few years after completing her studies, USC graduate Jessica Popple has  become the first member of the University’s Law alumni to lead the Sunshine Coast Law Association (SCLA).

USC Moreton Bay student Amy Cousins
Creative students display artistic side at USC markets
17 Sep

Artistic students have shown off their work and even made a few dollars at the first USC Moreton Bay RISE Creative Showcase and Market Day.

USC helps hatch insect project for schools
16 Sep

A USC insect ecologist will coordinate the Queensland branch of a new research project calling on school students to help identify mystery insect species in their regions.

Picky eating research aims to help family mealtimes
16 Sep

New USC Australia research has identified the most common external factors likely to increase or decrease picky eating in children under 10

Dr Karen Sutherland
Top honour for USC social media academic
15 Sep

A USC Social Media lecturer has been recognised for her innovation in embedding real-world experience into her teaching with a major award from the Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities.

Religion the key to climate change action in Pacific
15 Sep

Religion, not science, is the key to tackling the impacts of climate change in the Pacific Islands, says USC Australia’s Professor of Geography and author Patrick Nunn.

Former police officer inspired to study social work
14 Sep

As a former police officer and army soldier, USC Social Work student Michelle Minchin has helped people during some of their lowest times – including when they’ve been impacted by domestic violence or suicide