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June 2018

Plastic bag ban embraced for USC Open Day
29 Jun 2018

A state-wide ban on single-use plastic bags - effective July 1 - is being welcomed with open arms at the University of the Sunshine Coast, particularly for Open Day.

USC Nursing Science student Asha Sara
Asha is a shining light for Fraser Coast students
29 Jun 2018

She is achieving near-perfect grades, but former hairdresser Asha Sara says she is gaining much more than academic success from her experience at USC’s Fraser Coast campus.

USC teams gear up for national uni games
28 Jun 2018

Almost 90 USC student athletes will head to the Gold Coast this weekend to vie for glory at a national university games tournament from 1-5 July.

Therapy students scoop global physio awards
27 Jun 2018

Two USC Occupational Therapy students have won awards at the 2018 Singapore-International Physiotherapy Congress for their research into boosting health and assisting recovery from injury.

Researcher seeks to boost coastal livelihoods
26 Jun 2018

A researcher working in the Northern Territory is collecting pearls of wisdom to help develop coastal community livelihoods in a lucrative aquaculture industry for people in the western Pacific.

Global conference to focus on health simulation
26 Jun 2018

Gory fake wounds, special effects, manikins equipped with artificial intelligence, and CGI-generated body parts might seem more suited to a Hollywood movie set than to a healthcare conference.

USC interns get bakslap for hard work
25 Jun 2018

Seven USC students are gaining invaluable work experience as interns while helping a local entrepreneur prepare to launch an innovative sun-safety product.

PNG emerging leaders gain USC qualifications
22 Jun 2018

Dozens of enthusiastic entrepreneurs will head home to Papua New Guinea this week ready to use new business skills they’ve gained from studying at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

USC Nursing Science student Kelly Scott conducts health checks on Crystel Schuchmann in the USC Fraser Coast nursing labs.
Have a health check at USC Open Day
21 Jun 2018

Free health checks that could improve lives, and university and career advice that could be life-changing, are on offer to visitors to USC’s Fraser Coast campus this Saturday.

USC graduates Tim McMurray, Jackson Dickfos, Lachlin Praed and Carl McCabe.
Graduates power local sport into online space
21 Jun 2018

A team of new graduates from the University of the Sunshine Coast has founded an innovative online network that aims to change the face of community sport.

USC academic earns White Ribbon leadership role
21 Jun 2018

A USC academic has been appointed the Queensland chair of White Ribbon Australia, an organisation that aims to end male violence against women and girls.

Young minds to discover future careers
20 Jun 2018

A University of the Sunshine Coast expo will shake up job stereotypes as its gives primary school students from Caboolture a taste of what their futures careers could be.

Exotic sea snacks the focus of student research
20 Jun 2018

A duo of ocean delicacies - sea grapes and sea cucumbers – are the focus of two international research projects at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Immanuel Lutheran College's mooting team members Liam Donovan, Sophie Rawlins, Nicola Beriman
Immanuel College wins schools mooting final
19 Jun 2018

Legal Studies students from Immanuel Lutheran College are celebrating winning their first ‘major case’ – the Sunshine Coast Schools Mooting Competition grand final at USC.

USC town planning graduate Bethany Williams-Holthouse
Horse study wins award for USC planning graduate
19 Jun 2018

A USC graduate’s innovative research into drought-proofing the nation’s horse properties has won a state award for emerging town planners.

Chancellor State College's mooting team Maddi Thomson, Tess Barnsley and Georgia Gillespie
Legal debate to decide first mooting champions
14 Jun 2018

Students from Chancellor State College and Immanuel Lutheran College will go head to head in some rigorous legal debate on Monday 18 June at the first Sunshine Coast Schools Mooting Competition grand final.

Build university skills with free USC course
14 Jun 2018

USC is offering a free two-day course to inspire people to take their first steps towards new study and career pathways.

Nursing students to give Men’s Shed check-ups
13 Jun 2018

A team of USC Nursing Science students will become a wellbeing ‘pit stop crew’ for Buderim Men’s Shed members tomorrow as part of a national campaign that encourages men to pay as much attention to their health as they do to their vehicles.

Radio presenter Davina Ebenezer swapped her microphone for a stethoscope to study Nursing Science at USC Fraser Coast
Career swap opens up new world for Davina
13 Jun 2018

After seven years on the airwaves, Triple M radio presenter Davina Ebenezer swapped her microphone for a stethoscope to study nursing at USC Fraser Coast – and it is a story she is keen to share.

Education expert says robotics skills vital for kids
12 Jun 2018

With a more automated future on the horizon, all students should start high school with robotics and coding experience, says USC Education academic Natalie McMaster.

Seniors take steps into online games
11 Jun 2018

Sunshine Coast seniors are giving online games a go, all in the name of science.

Sunshine Coast Lightning celebrate winning the 2017 grand final
University celebrates the impact of Lightning
8 Jun 2018

To celebrate the impact that Sunshine Coast Lightning is having on the region, USC is featuring the club in its latest television campaign.

Coast needs considered expansion, says academic
7 Jun 2018

As the Sunshine Coast expands to accommodate half a million residents by 2050, it needs to hold on to what makes it special, says the man teaching the next generation of urban planners.

Graduate relishes role as registered nurse
7 Jun 2018

Providing care for patients with blood diseases and cancer is all in a day’s work for recent USC graduate Melanie Farr of Narangba.

USC to host free lecture on aerial reconnaissance
7 Jun 2018

An expert in aerial reconnaissance will deliver a free public lecture at USC exploring how the military intelligence tool has evolved into a valuable planning instrument.

USC Caboolture
Free USC course helps build university skills
7 Jun 2018

USC is offering a free two-day course to inspire people to take their first steps towards new study and career pathways.

June 8 World Oceans Day: USC experts available
6 Jun 2018

It’s World Oceans Day on June 8 and the University of the Sunshine Coast has a broad group of marine experts available to comment on a range of topics.

USC Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Tim Wess addresses delegates at the USC Fraser Island symposium
USC hosts Fraser Island Symposium
6 Jun 2018

The K’gari-Fraser Island Symposium will be held at USC’s Fraser Coast campus tomorrow and Friday.

Primary school students join in interactive career activities at USC Explore Pathways
Expo to open young minds to career choices
6 Jun 2018

A USC expo will shake up job stereotypes as its gives about 500 primary school students from across the Gympie region a taste of what their futures careers could be.

Exhibition by USC adjunct to celebrate diversity
5 Jun 2018

An exhibition by award-winning New York photographer Rick Guidotti that challenges preconceptions of beauty by exploring the many faces of genetic difference will open to the public at Sunshine Plaza on Thursday 7 June.

Noosa land use is transforming
5 Jun 2018

From producing coffee to alpacas, the way we use the Noosa hinterland is transforming, and a USC environmental planning expert wants to know more.

High school teams to contest mooting finals
4 Jun 2018

Legal arguments are reaching a crescendo as teams of students from local high schools head into the finals of the first Sunshine Coast Schools Mooting Competition this week.

University of the Sunshine Coast zoologist Dr Dominique Potvin
Checklist to boost gender equality in science
1 Jun 2018

A global snapshot of more than 200 scientific societies has confirmed that female scientists still have a long way to go in their bid for gender equality.

Riverside Christian College student Callum Griffin conducts a rocket experience at Experience USC Fraser Coast.
Robots and rockets to help Year 10s aim high
1 Jun 2018

Rockets will be launched by chemical reactions, music and art will be used as counselling tools, and robots will help solve simulated real-life problems at a USC Experience Day to give students hands-on insights into future careers.

Winners of high school contests announced
1 Jun 2018

Teams of students from Grace Lutheran College and Northpine Christian College have been announced as the respective winners of USC Caboolture’s first film and business competitions for schools.