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February 2018

USC chasing waves of surfing ‘citizen scientists’
28 Feb 2018

A team of surfing ‘citizen scientists’ are helping USC academics measure water temperatures in surf zones as part of a worldwide project to understand the effects of climate change.

Scholarships help student athletes achieve goals
28 Feb 2018

Seven outstanding USC student athletes have shared in more than $50,000 in scholarships to help them achieve their academic and sporting goals.

USC appoints new leaders in business and social sciences
27 Feb 2018

The University of the Sunshine Coast is celebrating the arrival of two new academic leaders, whose appointments will further boost USC’s reputation for providing world-class teaching and research.

Composer Sean O'Boyle will lead USC's new Music Major.
USC’s music director hitting all the right notes
26 Feb 2018

Classical compositions by USC’s new Artistic Director of Music Sean O’Boyle AM are to be performed internationally by renowned orchestras in coming months.

USC research shines light on clever crab
26 Feb 2018

It is the top invertebrate predator and fastest crustacean on the beach, and now the ingenuity of the ghost crab has been revealed to the world by USC researchers.

Moreton Bay school leavers heading to USC
22 Feb 2018

Forty per cent of Australian Christian College Moreton’s 2017 graduating cohort are heading to USC, some of them the first in their family to attend university.

Sentencing expert to give free public lecture at USC
22 Feb 2018

Changes to Australia’s parole systems will be the focus of a free public law lecture at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Hundreds attend USC Student Guild Day
22 Feb 2018

Hundreds of new University of the Sunshine Coast students today enjoyed the USC Student Guild Day, which capped off activities for Orientation Week.

Students at USC's 2017 Fraser Coast Orientation Day
Hundreds of Fraser Coast students join in Orientation fun
21 Feb 2018

USC welcomed a record number of new students to its Fraser Coast campus following a surge in interest in studying locally.

$600,000 grant to support new USC project in FNQ
21 Feb 2018

An innovative University of the Sunshine Coast project to simultaneously boost the Indigenous communities, forestry and mining industries, and environment of Cape York Peninsula has won a $600,000 Advance Queensland grant.

Biomedical Science delivers pathway to becoming a doctor
21 Feb 2018

A Bachelor of Biomedical Science from USC has helped deliver Tyson Pardon of Tinbeerwah into the maternity ward of a South African hospital on his journey to becoming a doctor.

Students at USC Gympie's 2017 Orientation
New student numbers on the rise at USC Gympie
20 Feb 2018

USC will welcome more than 100 new students to its Gympie campus tomorrow (Wednesday 21 February) with a packed Orientation program that mixes the serious and not-so-serious side of university life.

Caboolture campus holds first Orientation Day
20 Feb 2018

Hundreds of students attended USC Caboolture’s first orientation day on Monday 19 February.

Clinical trial to treat conjunctivitis using a novel non-antibiotic treatment
20 Feb 2018

With conjunctivitis running rampant this year, USC’s Clinical Trials Centre is uniquely placed as the only location in Australia working with Sunshine Coast doctors to conduct a trial of a new experimental medicine to treat both the infectious and the inflammatory components of conjunctivitis, allowing rapid resolution of the symptoms.

USC accounting student and state heptathlon champion Jared Pacey
Heptathlon champ takes aim at accounting career
19 Feb 2018

State heptathlon champion Jared Pacey of Maryborough is chasing a winning career built on getting the numbers to add up.

‘Doctor Google’ could help curb melanoma
19 Feb 2018

Scientists have found a surprising link between internet searches about melanoma and the number of officially confirmed cases.

Warm support from USC for first Winter Olympian
16 Feb 2018

USC will be cheering on its first Winter Olympian tomorrow (Friday 16 February) when PhD student Klaus Jungbluth competes in the 15km cross-country skiing event at Pyeongchang.

USC and Council join forces to protect roos
16 Feb 2018

USC and Sunshine Coast Council have launched a “Look after our mob” campaign at Sippy Downs in a bid to conserve the local kangaroo populations.

Orientation welcomes thousands of new students
16 Feb 2018

The University of the Sunshine Coast welcomed thousands of new students during Orientation Week from 19-22 February.

Nurse enrols at USC to expand career prospects
15 Feb 2018

When enrolled nurse Sarah Grigg performed CPR on a patient in 2009, it was a life-changing moment that set her on a path to upgrade her qualifications.

Social toll of parenting at heart of loneliness study
14 Feb 2018

Parents’ social lives can take a hit after having children and USC researchers are studying how this can lead to an overall feeling of loneliness.

Engage entrepreneurs early to grow with Sunshine Coast, study finds
13 Feb 2018

Business owners new to the region need to be channelled into support networks early to help them grow along with the Sunshine Coast population, a new report has found.

USC Journalism student Liam Bland with his father, Triple M breakfast announcer Andrew Bland
Like father, like son as Liam chases media career
13 Feb 2018

The son of popular, long-time Fraser Coast radio announcer Andrew Bland is planning to follow his father into the media industry and has enrolled in a Journalism degree at USC.

Runway research plans are taking off at USC
12 Feb 2018

Royal Australian Air Force Flight Lieutenant Sean Jamieson is launching into research at the University of the Sunshine Coast that could help revolutionise how Australian runway surfaces are built.

USC Drama students gear up for Cosi performance
9 Feb 2018

USC Drama students will perform the celebrated Australian play Cosi from 21-23 February at The Majestic Cinemas and Events Centre in Nambour.

Charlotte Russell of Howard
Charlotte to channel her creativity with USC degree
8 Feb 2018

Young artist and OP3 student Charlotte Russell plans to turn her bent for creativity into a career with the help of a Communication degree from USC.

OP1 student and Gympie’s new Young Citizen of the Year Quinn Edwards is starting a double degree in Law and Creative Writing at USC.
Ultimate all-rounder Quinn chooses dual USC degree
8 Feb 2018

OP1 student and Gympie’s new Young Citizen of the Year Quinn Edwards is about to add to a remarkable list of achievements by starting a double degree in Law and Creative Writing at USC.

USC student Klaus Jungbluth with representatives from the South Korean Embassy and the Ecuadorian Ministry of Sports
USC student to make history at Winter Olympics
8 Feb 2018

When USC student Klaus Jungbluth competes in cross-country skiing at the Winter Olympics, he will be the first athlete to represent his home country of Ecuador at the games.

Vice-Chancellor to present free geography lecture
7 Feb 2018

Understanding the strong connections between institutions, people and places will be the topic of a free public lecture on geography by USC Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill on Tuesday 20 February.

USC to help boost leadership skills of students
6 Feb 2018

More than 60 student leaders from across the University of the Sunshine Coast are set to attend a special professional development symposium at USC on Tuesday 6 February.

Horse therapy for Indigenous people the goal of fellowship trip
6 Feb 2018

Equine therapy programs helping Indigenous Americans complete university could be tailored to help Indigenous Australians, says Dr Bindi Bennett.

Honorary doctorate for breast cancer research pioneer
5 Feb 2018

Breast cancer research pioneer and business leader Dr Cherrell Hirst AO will become an Honorary Doctor of the University of the Sunshine Coast at a special celebration in South Bank on Monday 12 February.

Abby pursues teaching ambition at USC Caboolture
2 Feb 2018

Abby Davidson’s dream of becoming a teacher has started to become a reality with the OP3 student enrolling to study at USC’s Caboolture campus.

USC Science student Mikaela Bell of Maryborough
OP1 student fast-tracks fascination for science
1 Feb 2018

A fast-tracked USC Science degree is set to place Maryborough OP1 student Mikaela Bell on a quick path to a career in medicine or biomedical research.

USC seeks over 60s to test phone app to prevent frailty
1 Feb 2018

Sunshine Coast residents over 60 years of age are needed for a USC trial of a new mobile phone app designed to assess the risk of people becoming frail and provide interventions to reduce this risk.