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2016

USC degree helps Stephanie land agribusiness job
22 Dec 2016

Growing up on her family’s cattle property fuelled Stephanie Perrett’s ambition to work in rural Australia, and now a degree from the University of the Sunshine Coast has led to a graduate position in agribusiness with one of Australia’s largest banks.

Student embarks on Indonesian adventure
22 Dec 2016

New Year’s Day will signal the start of an exciting adventure for University of the Sunshine Coast student Jordyn Archer of Buddina, who will spend the next six months studying in the bustling Indonesian city of Bandung.

Student earns national Indigenous health award
21 Dec 2016

University of the Sunshine Coast student Tracy Hardy has a vision for better health for Indigenous Australians – and her efforts to achieve this have earned her a national award.

Dr Karl to lead lively discussions at Woodford
20 Dec 2016

Popular science commentator Dr Karl Kruszelnicki is teaming up with researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast to deliver some lively discussions about life’s big questions at this year’s Woodford Folk Festival.

Grant hopes for clean sweep at World Curling Championships
20 Dec 2016

A University of the Sunshine Coast student and curling star is proving that he can match it with the best of the world – without putting his degree on ice.

Interacting with the dead via Facebook: USC study
19 Dec 2016

University of the Sunshine Coast Psychology research has lifted the lid on modern mourning, finding higher levels of anxiety and stress among people who interact online with the deceased via Facebook profiles.

USC graduate helps patients improve gut health
15 Dec 2016

A belief that everyone should be able to enjoy food has inspired a graduate nutritionist and dietitian from Bundaberg to develop a special interest in gastrointestinal health.

Outstanding staff win Vice-Chancellor’s awards
15 Dec 2016

Seven University of the Sunshine Coast staff and two specialist teams have received prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence for their commitment to research, learning and teaching, and engagement.

Students engineer pedal-powered success
15 Dec 2016

A team of University of the Sunshine Coast students has made the finals of a national competition to design sustainable engineering solutions for a refugee settlement in Africa.

USC graduate finds right ingredients for success
14 Dec 2016

Within a few years of gaining a dietetics degree, a young University of the Sunshine Coast graduate is providing job opportunities for other graduates at her expanding private practice in Gladstone.

Students dining out on tales of beacon success
14 Dec 2016

Aspiring entrepreneurs from the University of the Sunshine Coast have taken a high-tech approach to hunger-busting by trialling beacon technology at cafes on campus.

USC team lights up Hackfest with art installation
13 Dec 2016

A University of the Sunshine Coast lecturer and student who turned big data into public art at the recent Sunshine Coast Council Hackfest claimed three major awards in the process.

High-tech ‘Lab of Awesome’ to visit Gympie
13 Dec 2016

Holiday activities in Gympie will receive a high-tech infusion with a visit by the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Lab of Awesome.

Nyobie enrols to chase cosmetic nursing goal
12 Dec 2016

A long-held ambition to work in the field of cosmetic medicine has set a former Gympie supermarket manager on the pathway to a Nursing Science degree at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Runway researcher named in top 100 innovators
12 Dec 2016

A University of the Sunshine Coast academic has been named among Australia’s top 100 most innovative engineers for his cutting-edge research into improving airport pavement technology.

USC staff play Santa for The Smith Family
8 Dec 2016

University of the Sunshine Coast staff have pitched in to help local families have a happier Christmas by donating 15 baskets of books and toys – plus a bicycle – to charity organisation The Smith Family.

Gold medallist inducted into Sports Hall of Fame
8 Dec 2016

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Melanie Wright (nee Schlanger) has been inducted into the Sunshine Coast Sports Hall of Fame at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Psychologist takes purr-fect approach to get dogged problems to heel
8 Dec 2016

Treating problems as if they are dogs is a novel approach to dealing with difficulties recommended by University of the Sunshine Coast academic Dr Prudence Millear in her new book ‘The Benefits of a Light Heart’.

Raymart Walker, left, and Joseph Davies with Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop at the scholarship presentation. Credit DFAT.
Students earn Federal scholarships to study in Asia
7 Dec 2016

2017 is shaping up as a transformative year for two high-flying University of the Sunshine Coast students who have received prestigious Australian Government scholarships to study in Asia.

Sports Hall of Fame to welcome new inductee
6 Dec 2016

The Sunshine Coast Sports Hall of Fame will hold its 2016 Induction Ceremony at the University of the Sunshine Coast tomorrow evening (Wednesday 7 December).

Call to use phones to help those with disabilities
6 Dec 2016

A University of the Sunshine Coast academic recently hit the road to share her expertise in how smart phone technology can be used to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

Fairfax encourages students to consider rural teaching
5 Dec 2016

University of the Sunshine Coast Education students have been strongly encouraged to consider working in country classrooms by a philanthropist who has a passion for supporting rural and remote parts of Queensland.

Local hero inspires Indigenous students at USC
2 Dec 2016

The University of the Sunshine Coast has appointed a well-known Indigenous artist, dancer and sporting identity to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from Gympie and the Fraser Coast to aspire to university.

USC award helps young mother chase teaching dream
2 Dec 2016

Naomi Carroll put her career aspirations aside when she became a teenage mother – until a University of the Sunshine Coast program put her on the path to a teaching degree.

Graduate is pioneer of the ‘chatbot’ industry
1 Dec 2016

Within a year of completing her degree at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Jess Thoms of Kawana has established herself as a pioneer of the high-tech ‘chatbot’ industry.

Elephant exhibition is one you’ll never forget
30 Nov 2016

An exhibition of innovative student design works that will soon take pride of place in the Letaba Elephant Hall in South Africa will be officially opened at the University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery at 6.30pm tomorrow (Thursday 1 December).

USC praised at Premier’s Sustainability Awards
30 Nov 2016

Innovative measures that have cut the consumption and cost of water and electricity and reduced waste on campus at the University of the Sunshine Coast have earned it two gongs at the 2016 Queensland Premier’s Sustainability Awards.

USC student promotes body image mind shift
29 Nov 2016

A professional photographer who has just completed Honours research in nutrition and dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast has embarked on a quest to help people who have eating disorders.

Fraser Coast lecturer on USC’s Wall of Fame
25 Nov 2016

In less than a year after being employed by the University of the Sunshine Coast, USC Fraser Coast Lecturer in Accounting Ratna Paudyal has earned a place on the University’s Wall of Fame.

Student gains top award at OT conference
24 Nov 2016

A University of the Sunshine Coast student has already made a name for herself in the Occupational Therapy (OT) world, with her final-year research project being selected as the best overall paper at a major professional conference.