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January 2017

OP2 graduate Tia Herberts from Gympie will begin a degree in Nutrition at USC
High achiever aims for career in nutrition
31 Jan 2017

An OP2 student from Gympie with an interest in the science of food and diet-related diseases will begin a degree in Nutrition at USC.

USC Fraser Coast Commerce student Peter Soares
Barman has thirst for academic success at USC
31 Jan 2017

After almost 30 years working in hospitality, including roles at prestigious international hotels and world-famous events, Hervey Bay’s Peter Soares is soaking up the mental challenges of tertiary study as he completes a Commerce degree at USC.

A sun bear at the Free the Bears sanctuary in Kuang Si, Laos.
USC students off to Laos to build bridges for bears
31 Jan 2017

USC Engineering students will be designing bridges and shelters with a difference this semester – the structures will be built specially for cute, cuddly sun bears.

Maryborough State High School 2016 graduates (L-R) Khody Birt, Chloe Birt and Stacey Benson will start their higher education journey together at USC Fraser Coast
One year milestone for USC Fraser Coast
31 Jan 2017

The doubling of enrolments within 12 months has given USC Fraser Coast plenty of reason to celebrate as the University marks its first year in the region on Wednesday 1 February.

Arts Honours graduate Lachlan Haycock, 22, is interning at the Jakarta Globe.
Graduate’s new beat in Jakarta newsroom
30 Jan 2017

A USC graduate is helping to break stories for a major online newspaper in the Indonesian megacity of Jakarta.

20-year-old Law/Business student Jak Hardy has been named the Sunshine Coast’s Young Citizen of the Year.
USC student and Innovation Centre receive Australia Day honours
25 Jan 2017

For USC student Jak Hardy, being named the Sunshine Coast’s Young Citizen of the Year isn’t just an award – it’s an opportunity.

Environmental Science student Joel Fostin with pandanus trees.
Passion for pandanus drives Fraser Island project
24 Jan 2017

A University of the Sunshine Coast student is taking on a damaging pest that is threatening the biodiversity of Fraser Island.

Professor Michael Kimlin, who is USC’s Foundation Chair in Cancer Prevention.
Testicular cancer incidence lowers near Equator
23 Jan 2017

Research led by University of the Sunshine Coast Professor Michael Kimlin has found the incidence of a type of testicular cancer in Australian and American men is linked to how far they live away from the Equator.

USC Fraser Coast Nursing Science student Kelly Scott
Kelly leaves life at sea to study nursing
20 Jan 2017

After more than 20 years in the armed forces, a former Petty Officer Boatswain’s Mate has swapped the decks of a navy ship for the nursing labs of USC.

USC graduate Keisha Semchyshyn, 24, has landed a job at Whale One cruises.
Graduate steps into the breach with Whale One job
19 Jan 2017

A USC graduate is helping people get up close and personal with the giants of the ocean in her job at Whale One cruises at Mooloolaba.

USC student and yachtsman David Turton recently completed his eighth Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, acting as navigator on board the 66-foot mini-maxi yacht Alive.
Science student contests Sydney to Hobart race
18 Jan 2017

For USC student and yachtsman David Turton, science and the sea go hand in hand.

Isabella Mastrogiacomo is studying a degree in Tourism, Leisure and Event Management at USC SouthBank.
Isabella aims to rock the events industry
17 Jan 2017

A USC student from Brisbane has set herself an ambitious career goal to deliver some of the biggest rock music festivals in Australia when she graduates.

Generic photo of Sippy Downs campus.
Record number of applicants receive offers
16 Jan 2017

USC is continuing to expand rapidly, with a record number of people receiving offers to begin degrees at the University in Semester 1.

Students at USC Fraser Coast
USC Fraser Coast doubles its offers to students
16 Jan 2017

The number of first-time students at USC Fraser Coast is likely to more than double this year with 250 people receiving offers to begin study programs at the campus in Semester 1.

USC Gympie campus
Student offers grow at USC Gympie
16 Jan 2017

Local interest in studying at USC Gympie continues to grow, with the number of people receiving offers to begin degrees at the campus rising by 33 percent within a year.

USC's Sippy Downs campus.
Year 12 students skill up with Study Masterclasses
13 Jan 2017

More than 70 switched-on Year 12 students from across the region will take part in Study Skills Masterclasses at USC next week to learn how to study smarter rather than harder.

The Welsh national swimming team arriving for a training camp at the USC pool.
Wales making a splash at USC swimming pool
12 Jan 2017

The Welsh national swimming team has set up camp at the USC pool at Sippy Downs to become familiar with the venue it will call home ahead of next year’s Commonwealth Games.

Maryborough artists Kelli MacGregor and Gina Davey (standing) finding inspiration on the beach at the front of USC’s Research and Learning Centre at Dilli Village, Fraser Island.
Art and science combine in unique island project
11 Jan 2017

Science is fusing with art in a collaboration between USC and regional artists to display the outstanding beauty and ecology of World Heritage-listed Fraser Island.

Futuristic lab to excite young Gympie minds
10 Jan 2017

A ‘Lab of Awesome’ filled with artificial intelligence robots, virtual reality games and augmented reality tools will give 60 Gympie youths an insight into careers of the future.

Dr Javier Leon with a new drone at USC.
Drone mapping first for USC science students
10 Jan 2017

Imagery from flying drones will be used in USC’s Environmental Science degree this year as students learn the latest methods of mapping the physical geography of the local area, from underwater seagrass banks to farmland.

Dr Shelley Davidow, author, graduate, lecturer
Renowned author to teach USC students
5 Jan 2017

Internationally-renowned author and educator Shelley Davidow will this year guide USC students aspiring to be professional writers or Steiner Education teachers.

Students on campus.
Prospective students invited to Meet USC
5 Jan 2017

USC will provide a special information event on Tuesday 17 January for all those thinking about studying at the University’s Sippy Downs campus in 2017.

Lizzy, 46, of Sandgate, and her son Sam Joyce, of Fitzgibbon, will graduate in April with their USC degrees.
Mum to graduate 26 years later – alongside son
4 Jan 2017

A Sandgate mother of seven who left university 26 years ago during her first pregnancy will soon graduate alongside her eldest child at USC Sunshine Coast.

USC Master of Science graduate Lorraine Josey runs a Coast-based business based on a therapy device she designed called the BackTone Posture Corrector.
Science graduate targets computer 'slouchers'
3 Jan 2017

A Buderim-based occupational therapist who recently graduated with a Master of Science from USC is campaigning for office workers to make “stop slouching” their New Year’s resolution.