Moreton Bay duo makes the cut for medical study1 Mar
Two aspiring doctors from Moreton Bay are thrilled to have been accepted into USC’s Bachelor of Medical Science, among this year’s intake of just 20 students.
Study finds surprising sex change secrets of giant grouper1 Mar
USC researchers say new findings about the sex-changing behaviour of the giant grouper could provide vital insights into captive breeding and help to protect vulnerable wild stocks.
New centre helps visitors discover wonders of K'gari25 Feb
A new interpretive centre will open on K’gari (Fraser Island) next week to help increase understanding, appreciation and conservation of the world’s largest sand island.
National role for USC Indigenous education leader23 Feb
A senior USC academic who is focused on increasing higher education participation among Indigenous students has been appointed to a national centre working to help all marginalised and disadvantaged students in Australia.
USC to welcome 5,500 new students during O Week22 Feb
Hundreds of new USC students from across Australia brought colour and excitement to the Sunshine Coast campus today for the first day of Orientation.
Students to start uni journey with Orientation22 Feb
USC will hold Orientation Day events at its Fraser Coast and Gympie campuses this week to officially welcome new students to university life.
Family illness spurs Teagan to study biomedicine21 Feb
With an ATAR of 98.70 and diverse interests, Caloundra school-leaver Teagan Osborn had plenty of options open for 2021.
USC Moreton Bay exceeds enrolment expectations19 Feb
Queensland’s newest university campus – USC Moreton Bay – will soon have 3,000 students enrolled, far more than originally forecast for its second year.
Buzz in the air as foursome begins Medical Science18 Feb
USC will soon become a hive of study activity for four high-achieving Sunshine Coast school leavers – including one who’ll be juggling two homegrown honey businesses.
Travel agent changes plans to future-proof career18 Feb
Even before the upheavals caused by COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions, Fraser Coast travel agent Jessica Spain was looking for a new, future-proof career after 10 years working in the industry.
Disadvantage and adversity behind high sudden infant death rate17 Feb
Queensland’s first large-scale study of all sudden infant deaths to date has identified key factors contributing to the state’s persistently high annual death rate of babies.
Scholarship helps Ivy dive deep into science16 Feb
An aspiring young scientist from Gympie plans to use a Biomedical Science degree from USC as a springboard into a career in medicine.
Creative career choice lets Jordi follow her heart16 Feb
Head or heart? That was the career choice facing young Gympie artist Jordi Kate Millard until a USC degree helped her to channel her creativity into her own design business.
Koala chlamydia vaccine research features in documentary16 Feb
USC’s Professor of Microbiology Peter Timms has featured in an ABC TV Catalyst program called “Are We Killing Our Koalas?”.
Emma is keen to embrace a teacher’s life15 Feb
Inspired by her own school experience, Maryborough’s Emma Cordie is about to embark on a university journey at USC Fraser Coast that will lead to a career as an educator.
Birth trauma a national problem, says USC expert10 Feb
A USC midwifery expert who has studied the birth trauma experiences of hundreds of women is set to feature in a new documentary.
USC degree takes doctor from clinic to classroom9 Feb
A medical doctor and clinical researcher of 10 years who treated children with polio in rural India and Nigeria has become a Sunshine Coast high school teacher, encouraging more teenagers – particularly women – into maths and science professions.
Study finds potential treatment to reduce chronic suicidality8 Feb
A new study from USC Australia has found that oral doses of ketamine administered in a clinical setting can provide a rapid-acting treatment for chronic suicidality.
Free planning course for Moreton Bay businesses8 Feb
The success of a six-week planning course in helping small business owners and managers in the Moreton Bay region tackle the challenges and opportunities of a COVID economy has prompted a second series from Thursday 4 March.
Medicine success has Gympie dux feeling great2 Feb
Victory College senior dux Abigail McAllister says it is a dream come true to be able to start her university journey towards a career as surgeon while still living at home in Gympie.
Investing in local talent pays off for Hervey Bay firm1 Feb
Hervey Bay’s JR Marketing Group Director Josh Rimmington said he knew the digital marketing agency did not have to look far when recruiting new, skilled talent into the business.
Scholarships expand career, study options for Fraser Coast students28 Jan
USC is offering 25 exclusive full scholarships for Fraser Coast students applying to study a range of undergraduate certificates this semester.
$45,000 scholarship for new Gympie nursing students28 Jan
New students enrolling full-time in the three-year Bachelor of Nursing Science at USC’s Gympie campus this semester can apply for a scholarship, valued at up to $45,000.
Business analyst becomes midwife to help mums28 Jan
A Brisbane-raised business analyst who worked in investment management and finance in London for 10 years has graduated from USC with her third degree – to become a midwife.
Myall Creek massacre exhibition provides new perspective28 Jan
An exhibition exploring the history and site of the 1838 Myall Creek massacre through the work of some of Australia’s leading Indigenous artists is expected to challenge visitors to take a new look at history.
Clinical trial of experimental new treatment for chronic plaque psoriasis28 Jan
USC Clinical Trials is about to begin a study of an experimental new treatment for mild to moderate chronic plaque psoriasis, a common skin condition.
Superheroes to the rescue of chemistry students19 Jan
USC academics have devised a cunning plan to harness the power of superheroes to help first-year Chemistry students better understand the complex concepts of the periodic table of elements.
Short course helps Tina earn PNG business award18 Jan
An aspiring entrepreneur who boosted her business success in Papua New Guinea after completing a short course in business at USC Sunshine Coast is starting 2021 as one of PNG’s 10 most innovative producers of consumer goods.
More than 5,600 receive offers to study at USC14 Jan
A record number of people have received offers to begin degrees at USC in Semester 1 this year, with interest in studying at the university surging.
Research weeds out problems for Coast beach dunes14 Jan
PhD research into the plants and insects of the Sunshine Coast’s beach dunes is identifying more ways to restore and revegetate the iconic environment – without the weeds.