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October 2018

USC Education graduate Kafren Smith
USC graduate now living childhood dream
31 Oct 2018

A career wish made in kindergarten has come true for Kafren Smith who is back at her old school as a teacher after completing a combined degree in Education and Science through USC.

USC Education graduate Storm Galloway
Island stint stirs up Storm’s interest in education
31 Oct 2018

Guiding children on interactive wildlife experiences as a resort ranger on Fraser Island ignited a passion for teaching in USC graduate Storm Galloway of Bundaberg.

Virtual reality is music to USC students’ ears
31 Oct 2018

The introduction of new technology at the University of the Sunshine Coast has given Music students the opportunity to strike up a band of virtual musicians – and then play along with them.

Queasy feeling almost halted dream career
30 Oct 2018

Karis Howard had always liked the idea of becoming a nurse, but an intense fear of seeing someone throwing up stopped her from pursuing it as a career for many years.

Agricultural researchers from around the world arrive at USC
29 Oct 2018

Researchers from developing countries including Uganda, Indonesia and the Philippines are visiting USC as part of an Australian agricultural research fellowship program.

Xavier College student Maddi Smith at the Research Science Awards hosted by USC Fraser Coast.
Young science stars shine at USC
26 Oct 2018

Innovative young minds from high schools across the Fraser Coast have showcased their scientific skills at the 2018 STEM Research Awards at USC’s Fraser Coast campus.

Business graduate has design for clothing career
26 Oct 2018

For Jayd Hobdell of Narangba, graduating from USC with a combined degree in Business and Arts has tied together her love of fashion design with a passion for business.

USC’s pearl science creates special gift for royals
25 Oct 2018

USC science is behind a very special pearl gift created for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, that will presented to them in Tonga tomorrow.

Aussie nut knowledge cracks open new PNG industry
25 Oct 2018

Lessons from Australia’s successful nut industry have helped a USC researcher drive similar opportunities in Papua New Guinea to help people out of poverty.

Panel to discuss mental health medication choices
25 Oct 2018

A panel of mental health experts will discuss the choices around the use of medications in treatment of mental health disorders on Friday 2 November at USC Sunshine Coast.

Students make mark in Bedrock Quarry challenge
25 Oct 2018

A team of University of the Sunshine Coast students have drawn inspiration from a prehistoric-themed cartoon to showcase their potential as future mechanical engineers.

Butculla Elder and community leader from Gympie Lilian Burke had been named an Honorary Senior Fellow of the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Prestigious USC honour for Aunty Lillian
25 Oct 2018

A highly respected Elder and community leader from Gympie has been named an Honorary Senior Fellow of the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Children from a small village in Nepal’s Rasuwa district
Lecturer returns home on mission to help Nepal
24 Oct 2018

A wide-ranging humanitarian initiative by USC staff and Hervey Bay Rotarians plans to use the power of education to help reduce poverty in one of Nepal’s poorest districts.

University to offer new cybersecurity programs in 2019
24 Oct 2018

The University of the Sunshine Coast will launch a suite of study programs in cybersecurity in 2019 to help fast-track graduates into the industry.

USC Engineering graduate Dary Korn of Gympie
USC graduate builds road to career success
23 Oct 2018

A first-year USC Engineering scholarship has opened many doors for Gympie’s Darcy Korn, including a pathway to a job with one of Australia’s largest privately-owned civil and marine construction companies.

Flag bearer to raise sporting hopes on Coast
22 Oct 2018

The Australian flag bearer for the 2018 Commonwealth Games and captain of the gold medal winning field hockey team Mark Knowles will share his journey as an elite athlete on Tuesday 23 October at USC.

Drone’s eye view of migrating whales
18 Oct 2018

Inexpensive drones are offering scientists from the University of the Sunshine Coast a spectacular birds’ eye view of migrating humpback whales.

Engineering student is building on success
16 Oct 2018

A childhood love of Lego is often quoted as a reason for pursuing a career in engineering, but for USC Engineering student Cameron Uys, things have really clicked into place.

Events graduate chimes in for major music festival
12 Oct 2018

The recent Caloundra Music Festival provided a wonderful opportunity for new USC graduate Shelby Jackman to fine-tune what she has learned from studying event management.

USC Gympie
USC campuses at Fraser Coast, Gympie have reopened
12 Oct 2018

USC's campuses at Gympie and Fraser Coast have reopened today (Friday 12 October).

Detail from the prize winning image 'A family of fairies'
Winning wildlife photo was no cheep shot
11 Oct 2018

Winning the 2018 Gerard Mills Memorial Prize for Wildlife Photography this week was Olivia Kimber’s gorgeous image of six fairy martins at the edge of a puddle on Sippy Downs campus.

USc Gympie Education student Lisa Tritton
Career switch puts Lisa at top of the class
11 Oct 2018

Organisation is the secret to success for Gympie businesswoman and mother-of-two Lisa Tritton who is USC’s highest-achieving final-year Primary Education student.

Peewee nest
Bird nests don’t protect from noisy neighbours
11 Oct 2018

A USC researcher has found that nests offer little respite to birds wanting to escape the damaging effects of traffic and other human-generated noise.

USC honours generous philanthropists
10 Oct 2018

Generous donors to USC were recently honoured at the Celebration of Philanthropy event, hosted by Chancellor Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d).

First graduate from urban design program
10 Oct 2018

Growing up in Noosa left Billy Glover with an appreciation for the environment and the built form, which he believes will shape a long career in urban development.

Clinical trial of new treatment for common cold
9 Oct 2018

The USC Clinical Trials Centre has launched a trial of a new nasal spray that aims to reduce the severity and duration of the common cold.

Communications academic has winning tale to tell
9 Oct 2018

USC Communications academic Gil Douglas showed he can both talk the talk and walk the walk when he competed in a hard-fought spoken word competition at the recent 2018 Horizon Festival on the Sunshine Coast.

Motherhood motivates midwifery medallist
5 Oct 2018

Becoming a mother inspired Jessica Collins of Morayfield to study midwifery at USC where she excelled and was awarded a Faculty medal.

Agri-law academic new Head of USC Law School
4 Oct 2018

A law professor with a global reputation in agri-food and intellectual property research has become the new Head of the University of the Sunshine Coast Law School.

Supercar launch revs up MBA student at USC
4 Oct 2018

When Jason Overland heard that studying a Master of Business Administration required plenty of drive he took it rather literally, using skills he learned on entrepreneurship to stage last year’s Australian launch of the high-tech Aero Supercar.

Public invited to Fraser Coast graduation ceremony
3 Oct 2018

The Fraser Coast community has been invited to a graduation ceremony tomorrow to celebrate the achievements of the second cohort of students to complete degrees at USC’s Fraser Coast campus.

More than rice: Helping South East Asian farmers branch out
3 Oct 2018

A researcher from the University of the Sunshine Coast is working with farmers in Laos and Cambodia to expand their crops and boost their food and financial security.

Drama student to shine in Brisbane theatre show
3 Oct 2018

USC Theatre and Performance student Annie Sterling will perform in the professional production of Julius Caesar at the Brisbane Powerhouse from 7-10 November.

Clinical trial of new cholesterol-lowering medication
3 Oct 2018

USC’s Clinical Trials Centre has launched a trial of a new cholesterol-lowering medication that could reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Plumber’s lightbulb moment leads to nursing degree
2 Oct 2018

Three years ago, Peter Nugent was working in Queensland’s coal seam gas fields searching for a career change.

USC graduate helps promote healthy workplace
29 Aug 2018

A degree in Health Promotion has given USC graduate Ashleigh Jensen of Buderim an unexpected career boost in the insurance industry.