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December 2018

Explore career options with free university skills course
21 Dec 2018

A free USC course is offering adults the chance to start the New Year by upgrading their academic skills, exploring pathways to higher education and mapping out new career plans.

USC's 20,000th graduate Renee Barber chats with USC Chancellor Angus Houston and Vice-Chancellor Greg Hill
USC has continued to forge ahead in 2018
21 Dec 2018

USC has continued to forge ahead in 2018, celebrating a string of achievements and standing out as one of Australia’s fastest-growing universities.

Uttam Ghimire form Nepal and USC academic Ratna Paudyal
Lecturer keeps spirit of giving alive in home village
20 Dec 2018

In a classic case of paying it forward, a USC academic born to poor illiterate parents in Nepal is helping a young boy from his village achieve his dream of becoming a doctor.

Student keen to inspire others with Indo-Pacific experience
19 Dec 2018

A Business Honours student who recently studied and worked in Indonesia thanks to an Australian Government grants scheme has been appointed USC’s ambassador for the New Colombo Plan.

USC celebrates milestone for Moreton Bay campus
19 Dec 2018

Construction of the foundation building of the USC Moreton Bay campus at Petrie has reached a significant milestone, with ground floor concrete slabs being poured across the site.

Free USC course to build skills and aspirations
17 Dec 2018

A free USC course will offer Gympie and Fraser Coast adults the chance to start the New Year by upgrading their academic skills, exploring pathways to higher education and mapping out new career plans.

USC's Dr McKean leading a strength and conditioning session with Sunshine Coast Lightning
Elite USC coach gives powerlift to intern training
17 Dec 2018

The lead strength and conditioning coach for Sunshine Coast Lightning has embarked on a project to ensure the nation’s next generation of strength and conditioning coaches have the right training to be at the peak of their game.

Topical experts for the summer break
14 Dec 2018

Experts from the University of the Sunshine Coast are available for interview on various summertime topics (with appropriate notice) during the holiday season.

Gympie State High School captain Natalya Lee will study Occupational Therapy at USC in 2019.
Natalya’s early USC offer puts end to OP stress
13 Dec 2018

While hundreds of Gympie school leavers nervously wait for university offers and the release of OP scores this Saturday, it is a different vibe for a group of 19 students from Gympie State High School.

Boost for USC in search for epilepsy treatment
13 Dec 2018

Epilepsy research led by the University of the Sunshine Coast has had a $600,000 boost to investigate new treatments for severe seizures that affect children.

USC Psychology student Brennah Goodall
No room for OP worries in Brennah’s plans
13 Dec 2018

Maryborough school leaver Brennah Goodall is not stressing about the release this Saturday of her OP score – she’s already on her way to becoming a clinical psychologist.

Sunshine Coast singer Jamison Kehl will study music at USC in 2019.
Early USC offer is music to Jamison’s ears
13 Dec 2018

There is no nervous wait for aspiring Sunshine Coast singer and songwriter Jamison Kehl ahead of the release of OP scores this Saturday.

‘Tis the season to take stock of our mental health
12 Dec 2018

Researchers from USC’s Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience Thompson Institute have launched a survey to understand knowledge and opinions of people on the Sunshine Coast around mental health and suicide prevention, and their experiences with accessing help.

Caboolture State High School student Lateesha McGrath has accepted an early offer to study Paramedic Science at USC in 2019.
Early bird Lateesha escapes OP worries
12 Dec 2018

There is no stressed-filled lead-up to the release of Year 12 results OP on Saturday for Caboolture State High School’s Lateesha McGrath.

Swimming guru is UniSport Coach of the Year
12 Dec 2018

USC Spartans para swimming head coach Nathan Doyle has tipped his hat to his late mentor Jan Cameron after being named the Unisport Australia Coach of the Year for 2018.

$2.7 million for USC sea cucumber research
11 Dec 2018

A $2.7 million research project to boost stocks of a high-value sea cucumber has been awarded to the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Campfire connections to continue online
11 Dec 2018

Social media has fostered lasting connections for Aboriginal and Torres Strait students who attended the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Buranga Camp.

‘Sweet spots’ the key to habitat restoration success
10 Dec 2018

Habitat restoration projects around the world need to be placed more strategically to be successful, researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast have found.

Green light for students to go global
10 Dec 2018

Two USC students will take their studies in Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander health and ocean current energy across the Pacific Ocean, after receiving scholarships to study globally.

Rebuilding environment in a humanitarian crisis
10 Dec 2018

A USC forestry researcher has been called on to help prevent an environmental calamity occurring as a result of the world’s largest refugee crisis along the Myanmar border of Bangladesh.

USC Lecturer in Nursing Science Dr Ruth Newby
Floods, cyclones bring sickness threat to babies
7 Dec 2018

As Queensland prepares for possible flooding with the first cyclone of the season, a study into the health of babies and toddlers following natural disasters has revealed formula-fed infants face a much higher risk of sickness.

Jenny Parry and Brad Hore have been inducted into the Sunshine Coast Sports Hall of Fame at USC
Champions inducted into Sports Hall of Fame
7 Dec 2018

Boxing great Brad Hore and world lifesaving champion Jenny Parry have been inducted into the Sunshine Coast Sports Hall of Fame at USC.

Community light trail a celebration of solar
6 Dec 2018

USC Sunshine Coast will celebrate its plans to become a solar-powered campus with an ethereal and interactive light trail for the whole community to enjoy during December.

USC’s 1996 Society earns national award
5 Dec 2018

USC’s “bold” move last year to form a philanthropic club to provide greater financial stability to pursue its ambitious goals has earned national recognition.

$380,000 to track chlamydia’s true extent
5 Dec 2018

Koalas are not the only Australian animal suffering from chlamydia and Dr Martina Jelocnik from USC is on a mission to uncover the full extent of the problem.

Research students focus on global food issues
3 Dec 2018

Producing food in a sustainable way for the world’s increasing population is high on the agenda for University of the Sunshine Coast PhD students Camila Ribeiro and Natalia Souza.