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Teachers praised for efforts during disrupted year
30 Oct

Some of the region's top teachers have been recognised by USC as part of the University's celebration of World Teachers' Day.

USC classes boom as teacher shortage looms
29 Oct

While Australia is facing an impending shortage of schoolteachers, USC looks set to graduate a record number of students from its postgraduate education programs over the next two years.

New teachers recognised for amazing work
29 Oct

First-year schoolteachers across the region have been congratulated by USC’s Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Helen Bartlett for their amazing efforts during this challenging year.

Hold the ham: USC’s real-life green eggs going viral
28 Oct

It’s hard to know what a cassowary egg looks like when the male guarding it round-the-clock is considered one of the world’s most dangerous birds.

2020 graduate Evangeline Bryce in Norway during her degree
Media and politics spark graduate’s research career
28 Oct

A new USC Arts graduate and University Medallist fascinated by the intersection of media and politics in today’s rapidly changing world is now researching the different ways that the issue of climate change is presented in the news.

Expert panel: Creating COVID-safe environments
27 Oct

Ensuring our environments are safe and hygienic in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic will be the topic of a free public webinar on Thursday 29 October from 6-7pm.

Holidays could be answer to COVID blues: research
21 Oct

It seems one of the best things to do if feeling stressed and unhappy during the global pandemic is take a COVID-safe holiday, according to the findings of new USC research.

Graduate Matthew McCurdy at Warwick State High School
USC sets wheels in motion for bike shop manager’s new career
20 Oct

Matthew McCurdy, 35, has made a career change to teach science and maths at Warwick State High School after recently graduating from USC and earning a University Medal for his excellent grade point average of 6.88 out of 7.

Graduates adapt new careers to deal with COVID-19 changes
19 Oct

Two recent USC graduates who are helping to stage the Fraser Coast’s latest marketing campaigns and events decided to get creative when COVID-19 restrictions changed their new roles almost overnight

Business leader is 2020 Outstanding Alumnus
16 Oct

A business leader whose collaboration skills brought about success for a large group of companies in Papua New Guinea while also tackling the widespread community issue of domestic violence has been named USC’s Outstanding Alumnus for 2020.

Engineering students to contest Bronto-crane challenge
15 Oct

University of the Sunshine Coast students have drawn inspiration from the prehistoric-themed cartoon, The Flintstones, to showcase their potential as future mechanical engineers.

Poisoned by plastics? Turtle study seeks answers
15 Oct

A world-first USC study will examine if toxic chemicals from ingested microplastics could be harming Australia’s marine turtles.

USC social media class trends at Aus/NZ awards
14 Oct

The likes and positive comments are flowing for USC’s Social Media degree program after it gained high recognition at the 2020 Australian and New Zealand Social Media Marketing Awards.

Kids to ‘assess’ proposed coastal erosion solutions
13 Oct

The science behind the likely battering facing Queensland’s beaches this summer might be beyond your average six-year-old, but a USC academic wants to ensure proposed solutions to coastal erosion are not.

COVID-19 and mental health: Researchers to share insights in free public webinar
9 Oct

Mental health experts from USC will share some of their latest research on staying well during COVID-19 in a free online seminar next week.

USC Chancellor's Medallist Myles Kreis
Fraser Coast graduate gains Chancellor’s Medal
8 Oct

Completing international internships, gaining Australia’s most prestigious global study scholarship and taking on a host of leadership roles were some of the unexpected benefits of a remarkable education journey for USC Fraser Coast graduate Myles Kreis.

Internship leads stylist to creative career change
6 Oct

A University Medal from USC and a marketing career found in her home town of Gympie have completed a stunning transformation for former hairstylist Tiffany Stevenson.

Endangered macadamia has high bushfire survival rate
1 Oct

USC-led research in Bulburin National Park, between Bundaberg and Gladstone, has recorded 83 percent survival of the wild population of an endangered native macadamia nut plant, following the 2019-20 summer bushfires.

Research finds new way to help frail older people
30 Sep

A $6.9 million global research project involving USC as the only Australian partner has developed a new monitoring and intervention system to slow or even reverse the progression of frailty among older adults.

USC Caboolture Head Dr Wayne Graham
USC helps small business owners plan for success
29 Sep

A free USC workshop series will give small business owners and managers in the Moreton Bay region the chance to learn how to future-proof their success while earning credit towards a Business degree.

Business course to deliver high-performance results
28 Sep

Fraser Coast business professionals keen to quickly upskill can take part in a fast-paced USC course to develop high-performance leadership skills and knowledge.

Report highlights USC’s financial benefit to regions
24 Sep

The significant financial impact that USC is having on its communities has been highlighted in a new report released today by the Regional Universities Network (RUN).

Blue carbon focus for ocean-loving world champion
24 Sep

The coronavirus pandemic may have upset world champion stand-up paddleboarder Brianna Orams’ plans to compete in the sport’s 2020 Euro Tour – but the USC Environmental Science student refuses to see it as a setback.

Funnel web spider: credit David Wilson at James Cook University
New research on funnel-web spider toxin
22 Sep

While funnel-web spider bites in Australia can be deadly, a scientist from USC Australia has helped discover that human deaths are simply an unfortunate side-effect of the spider’s strong self-defence system.

Jess designs a career that’s dedicated to dogs
21 Sep

Architectural designer Jess Johnson had a different career switch in mind when she decided to study Animal Ecology at USC Fraser Coast– until she met a koala-detection dog named Bear and his other canine companions

USC students gain early start to media careers
17 Sep

Two USC Journalism students who recently secured full-time reporting jobs in a challenging media landscape say the secret to their success was embracing every opportunity to gain real-life skills through their degree.

Time is right to explore uni options with free course
17 Sep

With many people reassessing their career goals due to COVID-19, USC is offering a free course for those wanting to sample higher education and explore their study opportunities.

PhD student Sam Van Holsbeeck
PhD student helps develop ‘bushfire scar’ model
16 Sep

A USC researcher has helped develop a computer model that aims to predict how long a bushfire will burn and how much of the landscape it will consume.

Graduate Jennie Chandler presents research in Berlin
Zebrafish research could unlock key to genetic defect in people
15 Sep

Genetic research by a USC PhD graduate in England has used laboratory modelling in zebrafish to identify a key feature of a rare kidney disease in humans.

New book promotes high-impact study techniques
14 Sep

Study stress can be a good thing, and technology is creating a generation of students ‘wired for distraction’, according to a new book co-written by a USC expert in children’s brain development and one of his USC graduates.