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March 2018

Patrick Bailey and Hamish Rookyard
Aiming high brings rewards for Gympie students
28 Mar 2018

They were among Queensland’s top students in Year 12 last year and now three Gympie teenagers have been rewarded for their efforts by the University of the Sunshine Coast.

USC Fraser Coast Commerce student Jared Pacey
Award success for Fraser Coast high achievers
27 Mar 2018

Some of the Fraser Coast’s best and brightest students will be rewarded for their efforts by the University of the Sunshine Coast.

USC Creative Writing student Teddi Barker
USC scholarship gives Teddi incentive to soar
27 Mar 2018

A major USC scholarship is helping Teddi Barker ease into making the jump from her small beachside community near Bundaberg to university on the Sunshine Coast.

Golden orbs spinning key to new synthetics
27 Mar 2018

The common Australian golden orb spider may be spinning the key to new super-tough synthetic materials and surgical products, USC researchers have found.

‘Cinderella disease’ poses real heart disease threat
25 Mar 2018

Many ageing Australians are suffering a painful leg affliction dubbed the ‘Cinderella disease’ due to it being the forgotten member of the top three serious cardiovascular diseases.

USC Occupational Therapy student Chloe Amarandos
June Canavan scholarship helps Chloe chase OT career
23 Mar 2018

Hervey Bay’s Chloe Amarandos has been awarded a special USC scholarship that encourages women with leadership potential from the Fraser Coast and Gympie regions to study sport or health science.

Boost for aspiring doctor from Central Australia
22 Mar 2018

A USC scholarship for high-achieving students from remote and regional areas has helped aspiring doctor Kai Simpson, 18, relocate from Central Australia to the Sunshine Coast to study.

Clinical trial of potential vaccine for coeliac disease
22 Mar 2018

USC’s Clinical Trials Centre will launch a clinical trial of a new vaccine on 23 March that aims to improve the lives of those with coeliac disease by ‘switching off’ the immune response to gluten.

USC Tourism student Kerri Hetherington
Kerri's keen interest in tourism brings rewards
21 Mar 2018

USC student Kerri Hetherington’s outstanding academic results and drive for tourism have earned her an inaugural bursary designed to develop the next generation of tourism leaders in the Fraser Coast.

Top Caloundra student can count on scholarship
21 Mar 2018

A Caloundra student with a head for numbers and an interest in humanitarian aid work has earned a prestigious $15,000 scholarship from the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Paramedic changes career to stop accidents before they happen
20 Mar 2018

Former paramedic Peter Moore believes he has treated far too many injuries that could have been prevented. That is why he decided to study a Bachelor of Health Science (Applied Environmental Health) at the University of the Sunshine Coast, which he completed at the end of 2017.

USC Creative Writing student Quinn Edwards
Scholarship adds to Quinn’s mighty success list
19 Mar 2018

The accolades keeping rolling in for Gympie’s Young Citizen of the Year Quinn Edwards who has been awarded one of USC’s most prestigious scholarships for first-year students.

USC Animal Ecology Lecturer Dr Kathy Townsend
Fraser Coast’s marine life excites acclaimed biologist
19 Mar 2018

A marine biologist leading ground-breaking global research into how sea turtles are affected by ingested marine debris and other pollutants has brought her expertise to USC Fraser Coast.

Record numbers tipped for Indigenous health check day
15 Mar 2018

USC is preparing to host the biggest health and wellbeing day for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families ever held on the Sunshine Coast.

Celebrity chef provides guest lecture for USC class
15 Mar 2018

My Kitchen Rules judge Colin Fassnidge served up a special guest lecture for students of the University of the Sunshine Coast’s new Food, Nutrition and Menu Design subject.

Influence of comic strips to feature in exhibition bound for USC
15 Mar 2018

The opening of USC Art Gallery’s next exhibition on Saturday 24 March looks set to be a very colourful affair, with guests encouraged to dress as their favourite comic strip characters.

USC hosts Close the Gap Day event
14 Mar 2018

USC will host a Close the Gap Day event at its Sunshine Coast campus at Sippy Downs as part of a call for action to address disadvantage facing Indigenous Australians.

USC appoints new Deputy Vice-Chancellor
14 Mar 2018

The University of the Sunshine Coast has appointed Professor Tim Wess as its first Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).

USC offers university advice to school parents
13 Mar 2018

Help is at hand for parents and students navigating pathways to university and wanting to get a head start on a degree.

USC student rated one of the best in Australia
13 Mar 2018

A USC student from China who produced a video aimed at inspiring others to pursue their dreams has been named as one of Australia’s top students.

USC Journalism graduate Melissa Halsey
USC graduates get scoop on Channel 7 news jobs
12 Mar 2018

Tight deadlines, celebrity interviews and breaking news are all part of a day’s work for three new USC Journalism graduates who have gained prime positions with the Seven Network.

Thompson Excellence scholarship recipient Mikaela Bell
USC scholarship success for Maryborough dux
8 Mar 2018

An aspiring biomedical scientist and OP1 student from Maryborough has been awarded a prestigious University of the Sunshine Coast scholarship.

Overseas trip a hit with USC nursing students
8 Mar 2018

USC Nursing Science student Devi Dobe knew she would never be making a long-lasting impact on a patient she was caring for in a remote Indonesian village outside Yogyakarta.

Aspiring embryologist gains major scholarship
8 Mar 2018

An OP1 student who wants to pursue a career in embryology to help bring “little miracles into the world” has received a prestigious USC Thompson Excellence Scholarship.

Caloundra medical student gains scholarship boost
8 Mar 2018

Olivia McCluskey, 18, of Caloundra this week received a strong boost to her ambition of becoming a doctor in the form of a prestigious scholarship from the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Major scholarship for Aroona medical student
8 Mar 2018

Kawana Waters State College’s 2017 dux and aspiring orthopaedic surgeon Carlos Bray has earned a prestigious scholarship from the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Isaac, Rowland and Robyn Jones
The Joneses make it a family affair at USC
7 Mar 2018

Gympie’s Isaac Jones felt right at home when he started studying Psychology at USC last week – his mother and father were beside him attending the same lectures.

Law Students’ Association to host legal careers fair
6 Mar 2018

The opportunities for USC Law students to gain clerkships and future employment will be showcased tomorrow (Wednesday 7 March) at a special legal careers fair on campus at Sippy Downs.

Dads need to be heard on co-parenting conflict
5 Mar 2018

Dads in conflict over the care of their children are encouraged to take part in USC research to help create a better understanding of the support they need as parents.

USC Spartans swimmers and coaches who were selected to represent Australia at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in April
Nine Spartans selected for Commonwealth Games
5 Mar 2018

Nine USC Spartans have gained selection in the 70-strong Australian swimming team for the Commonwealth Games that will start next month on the Gold Coast.

USC Midwifery student Courtney McKenna
Hervey Bay high achiever chases career in paediatrics
2 Mar 2018

Hervey Bay high achiever Courtney McKenna has begun a Midwifery degree at USC this week as the first step towards a career as a paediatrician.