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August 2018

First-year USC Fraser Coast Commerce student Jared Pacey
USC helps school students get early start to uni
31 Aug 2018

Dozens of Year 11 or 12 Fraser Coast high school students are finding it a smart move to add university-level subjects to their senior study load.

Madeline Stevens
High school students get Headstart to USC
30 Aug 2018

Completing two university subjects while still at high school put former Northpine Christian College student Madeline Stevens on the fast-track to a teaching career.

Father’s Day: USC researchers available for comment
30 Aug 2018

Ahead of Fathers’ Day, several researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast are available to speak with the media on various topics.

Kelsey Hyra
Headstart gives Kelsey early taste of university
30 Aug 2018

A career as a maths and science teacher is a step closer for Chancellor College student Kelsey Hyra who recently scored top marks in an Education subject at USC.

Rainforest vine project now in full swing
28 Aug 2018

Descending 1,400m down steep terrain, measuring thick ‘Tarzan’-type vines, and being on the lookout for venomous snakes was all part of the job for USC Associate Professor Andy Marshall during a recent expedition to the remote Udzungwa Mountains in Tanzania.

Sunshine Coast Lightning players and coaches celebrate their grand final win over the West Coast Fever
USC lauds Lightning after grand final victory
26 Aug 2018

USC has congratulated its champion netball team, Sunshine Coast Lightning, on achieving back-to-back titles at the 2018 Suncorp Super Netball grand final.

Law student is finalist for national award
22 Aug 2018

University of the Sunshine Coast student Michael Jefferies has been named as a Law Student of the Year finalist for the second year running.

Fetal alcohol forum for Sunshine Coast action plan
21 Aug 2018

An open community forum on problems caused by alcohol during pregnancy is the next step in building a stronger awareness and support network on the Sunshine Coast.

USC Fraser Coast Educator of the Year Kathleen Heath
USC awards Fraser Coast’s top educator
21 Aug 2018

A cooking and gardening program helping to transform opportunities for Hervey Bay Special School students has earned senior teacher Kathleen Heath the title of USC Fraser Coast Educator of the Year.

USC student athletes prepare to read books with primary students
Athletes to share love of reading with schoolkids
20 Aug 2018

Student athletes from USC are gearing up to share their favourite books with students from Kuluin State School during Book Week.

USC Business graduate Kate Whitaker attends the United Nations University Scholars Leadership Symposium for the world’s most promising young leaders.
UN visit inspires students to be world leaders
20 Aug 2018

A career working for the United Nations is a step closer for USC Business graduate Kate Whitaker after she was identified as a future global trailblazer.

Mikaela French, Shriyanka Harrison and Bel Crowley enjoying the 2017 Diversity Week celebrations at USC.
University to celebrate Diversity Week
17 Aug 2018

USC will celebrate Diversity Week across its campuses from August 20-24 with a range of activities like dancing, art, music, and sampling international cuisines.

Clinical trial targets deadly form of anaemia
16 Aug 2018

USC’s Clinical Trials Centre is working with the Sunshine Coast Haematology and Oncology Centre at Buderim to conduct a trial of a new treatment for people with Primary Cold Agglutinin Disease (CAgD).

Young scientists to display skills at USC contest
16 Aug 2018

More than 30 budding scientists from high schools across the Sunshine Coast will demonstrate their investigative and research skills at the 2018 Science Research Awards at USC on Friday 17 August.

TV ‘Shark’ Steve Baxter to deliver memorial lecture
16 Aug 2018

One of Australia’s most successful tech entrepreneurs, Steve Baxter, will deliver the Geoff Shadforth Memorial Lecture at the University of the Sunshine Coast on Monday 27 August from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.

Stunning artwork by high school students on show
14 Aug 2018

An exhibition of stunning artwork by secondary school students from across the region will go on display at the USC Art Gallery on Thursday 23 August.

National Science Week – USC researchers available
13 Aug 2018

The University of the Sunshine Coast is brimming with great science – it’s changing the way we do food, tourism, development, healthcare, environmental protection and more.

Year 3 teacher at Buddina is a class act
13 Aug 2018

The little Year 3 students at Buddina State School might not know it yet, but the clever woman at the front of their class was only recently top of her own class at USC.

Wild fairy-wrens taught stranger danger
13 Aug 2018

Researchers may have found a way to improve the survival chances of endangered birds bred in captivity after training wild fairy-wrens to recognise danger warnings from other species.

USC graduate Libby Dennis received a USC Study Support Bursary thanks to annual giving day G-Day.
Official giving day helped change Libby’s life
9 Aug 2018

USC Exercise Science graduate Libby Dennis knows first-hand the difference donations from strangers can make to students struggling to hold on to their study goals.

Dr Kathy Townsend is interviewed by media about marine debris at the launch of Ocean Festival.
Free talk on Plastic Ocean
9 Aug 2018

To mark the start of the Ocean Festival, USC will unveil a massive art projection and present a free public lecture on the impact of marine debris on sea life tomorrow.

Adolescent brain study most ambitious of its kind
9 Aug 2018

University of the Sunshine Coast researchers are about to embark on the most ambitious long-term study of the adolescent brain, and they’re calling on 500 local youths to get involved.

Sunshine Coast Health Institute
SCHI to stage health careers day for school students
9 Aug 2018

Pathways to working in the region’s burgeoning health industry will be showcased at the first careers day for high school students at the Sunshine Coast Health Institute on Friday 10 August.

Lounge bar lecture to explore the next big superfood
8 Aug 2018

Uncovering the next big thing in Australian cuisine and discovering the importance of seaweeds for the planet will be served up for conversation at USC’s next Lounge Bar Lecture at Buderim tomorrow evening (Thursday 9 August).

Software company snaps up USC graduate
8 Aug 2018

USC graduate Bikram Singh of India is well on his way to becoming a software developer after gaining employment as a testing analyst with an Australian software company.

Sky’s the limit for USC business graduates
7 Aug 2018

The careers of a group of USC business graduates are ready for take-off after they landed sought-after positions with a major travel company as part of its’ national graduate program.

University’s G-Day to help students in need
6 Aug 2018

USC is gearing up to generate funds for students in need of financial support with its annual Giving Day, known as G-Day, on Thursday 16 August.

Hundreds attend first USC Caboolture Open Day
6 Aug 2018

About 400 people attended the University of the Sunshine Coast’s first Open Day at its new Caboolture campus on Sunday 5 August.

USC Fraser Coast Education graduates Julie Anne Curtis and Rachel Sewell
School is in for new USC Education graduates
3 Aug 2018

Just a few weeks after completing USC’s Primary Education degree, Rachel Sewell and Julie Anne Curtis have made a quick transition to become teachers at Hervey Bay’s Pialba State School.

Helpful hounds needed for detection dog study
2 Aug 2018

A USC research project seeking to determine the ideal characteristics of conservation detection dogs needs a few more regular helpful hounds to progress the study.

Study seeks overhaul of Australia’s coastline management
2 Aug 2018

An “urgent” study to find new ways to manage Australia’s changing coastlines will begin soon at the University of the Sunshine Coast after attracting $1 million in funding.

Bigger venue needed for popular Dr Karl event
1 Aug 2018

Interest in a free science presentation by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki at the University of the Sunshine Coast on Monday 13 August has been so strong that organisers have moved the event to a bigger venue.

USC graduate Carissa Belham displays some of her Mind Socks
Graduate steps up for mental health awareness
1 Aug 2018

USC graduate Carissa Belham hopes every Australian will sport a pair of her colourful socks and lift the lid on mental health, while giving more comfort for both the sole and the soul through her business Mind Socks.