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July 2018

Vietnamese student keen to promote human rights
31 Jul 2018

A USC student who has written a policy submission to the Federal Government about visa conditions for refugees recently shared her work at the National Council of International Students Australia conference in Cairns.

Rural Fire Service Queensland fire officers conduct a presribed burn at USC
Planned burn of compensatory habitat on USC campus
31 Jul 2018

A prescribed burn of a section of the University of the Sunshine Coast’s compensatory habitat site will be held on Wednesday 1 August.

Dr Kathy Townsend researching manta ray populations at Lady Elliot Island.
Mantas remain a mystery as study marks 10 years
30 Jul 2018

After a decade-long project to unlock the mysterious life of Australia’s manta rays, researchers say there is still much to learn about these enigmatic sea creatures.

Spartans at their peak for Para Pan Pacs
30 Jul 2018

Eight USC Spartans para swimmers will head to Cairns this week to prepare for the 2018 Pan Pacific Para Championships, known as the Para Pan Pacs, from 9-13 August.

USC Caboolture to hold Open Day on Sunday
30 Jul 2018

The University of the Sunshine Coast will put out the welcome mat at its new campus at Caboolture from 10am to 1pm this Sunday (5 August).

Third time’s a charm for USC academic’s book deal
27 Jul 2018

A USC academic who normally helps students pen their own tome will launch his third book next month after a prominent publisher gave the nod to his gripping psychological novel manuscript.

Science guru ‘Dr Karl’ headed for the Coast
26 Jul 2018

Australian science guru Dr Karl Kruszelnicki will deliver a free public lecture at USC on Monday 13 August as part of National Science Week.

Free health checks for homeless
26 Jul 2018

Homeless and marginalised people have been invited to receive free health checks at the Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre, with support from the University of the Sunshine Coast mobile health clinic.

Birth teaching tool a graphic lesson
26 Jul 2018

A real birth suite may seem the best place to learn about what happens to the placenta after childbirth, but simulation technology may be the next best thing.

‘Bunker’ workshop to inspire poets and performers
25 Jul 2018

USC will host a workshop for wordsmiths who are keen to share their stories through poetry and performance at the Sunshine Coast Council’s annual Horizon Festival.

Founder of Fraser Coast Active Minds group Kay Rampton
Student group to tackle mental health struggles
24 Jul 2018

A peer-based support group for students dealing with mental health problems including stress, anxiety and depression has been formed at USC’s Fraser Coast campus.

USC Associate Professor and Head of Performance Analysis Dr Anthnoy Bedford  with Sunshine Coast Lightning players  Erena Mikaere and Cara Koenen
Maths is a gamechanger for elite sport
24 Jul 2018

Some of the world’s leading sports performance analysts will scrutinise every pass and intercept of this weekend’s Sunshine Coast Lightning home game as part of the Australasian Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport.

Nano solutions the focus of global conference
23 Jul 2018

Nanomaterials experts from around the world will gather on the Sunshine Coast to discuss how tiny molecules could solve the world’s biggest problems, including cancer and pollution.

Clinical trial to target osteoarthritis of the knee
23 Jul 2018

USC’s Clinical Trials Centre is launching a trial to investigate the use of krill oil in managing pain reduction in patients with mild to moderate osteoarthritis of the knee.

Lecturer in Journalism Peter English talks about journalism with Jodie and Mika Francis of Kenilworth at USC's Open Day
Thousands attend University's annual Open Day
22 Jul 2018

Thousands of prospective students from across Queensland have found out how they can ‘rise, and shine’ at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s annual Open Day.

USC to hold annual Open Day on Sunday
20 Jul 2018

The University of the Sunshine Coast will throw open its doors to the community this Sunday (22 July) for its annual Open Day.

USC international Business student Jamen Gallagher working as an intern on Fraser Island.
Island internship immerses students in eco-tourism
19 Jul 2018

USC tourism students are being offered the opportunity to expand their learning and career prospects though an internship on World Heritage-listed K’gari-Fraser Island.

A book deal per year to be announced for USC
18 Jul 2018

Harbour Publishing House seeks to each year offer one Creative Writing student a book deal in a new collaboration with USC.

First-year students join in Semester 1 Orientation at USC Fraser Coast
New students boost numbers at USC Fraser Coast
18 Jul 2018

USC is welcoming more than 140 new students to its Fraser Coast campus tomorrow  with a Semester 2 Orientation program filled with social and academic activities to introduce them to university life.

Voices festival to inspire young minds
18 Jul 2018

The University of the Sunshine Coast will transform into a literary wonderland for children over the next two days when 4,500 school students meet the authors and illustrators behind some of their favourite books and characters.

Road safety researcher wins USC contest again
17 Jul 2018

A Psychology PhD student who aims to reduce road fatalities by creating a safer environment for learner drivers has won a challenging research contest at USC.

Marine debris
Plastic Ocean: Free lecture with powerful message
17 Jul 2018

Marine biologist Dr Kathy Townsend will outline the impact of marine debris on sea life on Friday 10 August as part of the annual Hervey Bay Ocean Festival.

‘Social’ gathering to give Coast businesses a boost
17 Jul 2018

Sunshine Coast business owners seeking to improve their social media presence have been invited to a new kind of social networking event at USC tomorrow (Wednesday 18 July).

- Students Tyson and Levi Wernowski, Jordan Davis and Giovan Segon join in Orientation activities at USC Gympie.
Student numbers on the rise at USC Gympie
17 Jul 2018

USC will welcome about 90 new students to its Gympie campus tomorrow with a Semester 2 Orientation program filled with social and academic activities to introduce them to university life.

Child statelessness endemic, says USC researcher
17 Jul 2018

A USC academic who participated in a ground-breaking study of child statelessness in Indonesia over the past four years says the problem is much bigger than she had first thought.

‘O week’ kicks off for 2,200 new USC students
16 Jul 2018

More than 2,200 new students started an exciting chapter of their lives today as the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Semester 2 Orientation Week got underway.

Sunshine Coast Lightning celebrate winning the 2017 grand final
Public presentation on latest sport science
13 Jul 2018

The science behind the outstanding performances of elite athletes will be outlined at a free public research presentation at the University of the Sunshine Coast on Monday 16 July.

Gender on the agenda at Open Day careers forum
12 Jul 2018

The challenges and rewards of choosing a career that doesn’t quite match gender stereotypes will be examined closely when USC holds its annual Open Day on Sunday 22 July.

USC Creative Industries graduate Tremayne Gordon
Drama graduate takes centre stage in Darwin
11 Jul 2018

Creative Industries graduate Tremayne Gordon of Pomona is making his mark as a playwright and actor in theatres around the country.

Community talks vital, says new Indigenous Dean
10 Jul 2018

The University of the Sunshine Coast has appointed Professor Gary Thomas as its first Dean of Indigenous Education and Engagement.

Muscle problems could be linked to diabetes
10 Jul 2018

A University of the Sunshine Coast academic is working to discover the link between diabetes and a muscle-wasting condition that is becoming increasingly prevalent.

USC graduate gains Middle East promotion
10 Jul 2018

A USC graduate has taken up a managerial position at a luxury hotel chain in the Middle East and will play a key role in recruiting hotel staff ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Arthur Boyd exhibition on show at USC Art Gallery
9 Jul 2018

A touring exhibition of bold and evocative etchings called The Lady and The Unicorn: Arthur Boyd and Peter Porter is now on display at the USC Art Gallery.

Seaweed on the menu at USC
9 Jul 2018

Nutrition students at USC saw culinary creativity in action as renowned Sunshine Coast chef Cameron Matthews turned slimy seaweed into a delicious meal.

Mixed netball team brings home bronze
6 Jul 2018

USC’s mixed netballers have won back-to-back bronze medals at a national university games tournament that finished on the Gold Coast yesterday.

Sport and research make a perfect match
5 Jul 2018

Shooting goals, protecting goals, and using research to achieve sporting goals will be among the topics kicked about at a special High Performance Sport presentation on Monday 16 July as part of USC’s annual Research Showcase.

Ten Spartans in Aussie team for Pan Pacs
5 Jul 2018

Ten USC Spartans swimmers have been selected for the Australian team to compete at the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships, known as the Pan Pacs and the Para Pan Pacs, in Cairns from 9-13 August.

Open Day to focus on careers of the future
5 Jul 2018

Careers that are likely to be in demand in the years ahead will be discussed in detail at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s annual Open Day on Sunday 22 July.

Lost Titanic tale uncovered by Coast author
5 Jul 2018

Everyone’s heard of the Titanic, but the heroic tale of the boat that risked everything to rescue survivors has been little known, until now.

Work is now underway at USC Moreton Bay
4 Jul 2018

Work is officially underway to create the University of the Sunshine Coast’s newest campus at Petrie, which will be called USC Moreton Bay.

Wida Kristiawati and Laila Rizqi Karima with medical equipment donated by USC students and the Gympie community.
Students help improve health of Javanese villagers
4 Jul 2018

In five remote villages in Java, local women are conducting vital health checks using equipment provided by USC Nursing Science students and the Gympie community.

Bird bacteria linked to horse and human health
4 Jul 2018

Pregnancy losses in horses have been traced to a strain of bird chlamydia by researchers from the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and University of the Sunshine Coast.

Health notification regarding confirmed case of measles
4 Jul 2018

Queensland Health has notified USC that a person with a confirmed diagnosis of measles visited the University's main campus at Sippy Downs on Monday 25 June 2018.

Coast researchers help crack koala genetic code
3 Jul 2018

University of the Sunshine Coast researchers have been instrumental in a world-first mapping of the full koala genome.

Lounge Bar Lecture to focus on Aussie icons
3 Jul 2018

Protecting koalas and encouraging people to embrace classic icons, such as the Big Pineapple and the Big Golden Gumboot, are the hot topics for USC’s next Lounge Bar Lecture on 19 July at Noosa Heads.

Swedish student relishes uni life at USC
2 Jul 2018

Swedish student Lars Karlstroem is certain he’ll miss uni life and his adopted country of Australia when he heads home this weekend after excelling in his studies and helping others at the University of the Sunshine Coast over the past four years.

Emergency care project for elderly to be duplicated
2 Jul 2018

A fast-tracked emergency department program for elderly patients co-developed by the University of the Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS) is now being rolled out in Cairns and Ipswich.