Graduate keen to use gaming for good28 Sep 2018
One of the first students to graduate from USC’s Bachelor of Serious Games says he’s found his calling – and his community.
Athletes claim medals, set records at nationals28 Sep 2018
USC’s student athletes have returned home from the UniSport Australia National Championships with a swag of medals and even some games records.
Community builder to receive new USC award27 Sep 2018
Sunshine Coast entrepreneur and philanthropist John Shadforth to receive a new honorary award at the graduation ceremony on Friday 28 September.
Psychology graduate earns top honour27 Sep 2018
USC Psychology student Helen Hall will receive the prestigious Chancellor’s Medal at her graduation ceremony on Friday 28 September for her research into the growing epidemic of parental loneliness and for her extensive volunteer work to help alleviate it.
Lizard tails could be key to off-road robots26 Sep 2018
Robots could one day have tails and navigate obstacles, says a researcher from the University of the Sunshine Coast who has been studying the way lizards run in slow-motion.
Chance to try out USC’s Executive MBA26 Sep 2018
Business professionals are invited to sample USC’s Executive Master of Business Administration degree at a ‘Try EMBA for a Day’ on Friday 19 October.
Gympie nurse earns prestigious USC medal25 Sep 2018
A mother-of-three who almost did not start university because she felt she had left her run at a nursing career too late will this week be awarded USC’s highest honour for a graduating student.
Graduation marks new era for USC research25 Sep 2018
The next generation of researchers is set to graduate from USC this week, with 32 Higher Degree by Research students receiving awards.
Uni decision gives Peta a life she never imagined25 Sep 2018
When Hervey Bay mother-of-four Peta Reader addresses the crowd on behalf of students at a USC graduation ceremony next week, she will reflect on an inspiring educational journey.
Academic has big plans for tourism on the Sunshine Coast24 Sep 2018
A globally-recognised tourism academic has made the Sunshine Coast his new research base, recently taking on the role of USC’s Associate Dean (Research).
USC earns five stars for its equity efforts24 Sep 2018
USC has been recognised for supporting the study dreams of people from disadvantaged backgrounds, earning a new five-star rating for equity.
USC Moreton Bay starts to take shape21 Sep 2018
The impressive foundation building of the University of the Sunshine Coast’s new campus at Petrie is starting to take shape.
Trolls don’t get job roles, employers say20 Sep 2018
Internet trolls beware – employers believe the most unprofessional behaviour online is the use of social media to intentionally harm others.
Fraser Island App helps users explore and learn19 Sep 2018
The University of the Sunshine Coast has officially launched a free app for K’gari-Fraser Island ahead of the royal visit by Prince Harry and his wife Meghan and in time for an influx of school holiday visitors.
Strawberry recall: Customer behaviour expert available to speak with media18 Sep 2018
The $500 million strawberry industry is in the media spotlight following reports of strawberries contaminated with metal sewing needles.
‘Mrs Robinson effect’ skews public perception of abuse18 Sep 2018
The public’s false beliefs about child sexual abuse perpetrated by females is preventing victims from coming forward, says a Queensland criminology expert.
Rock lobster could unlock genetics of kids’ kidneys18 Sep 2018
Cutting-edge genetic research into changing the sex of rock lobsters could hold the key to a PhD graduate from the University of the Sunshine Coast helping find a cure for a deadly children’s kidney disease.
Sports study focus for Girls Academy visit to USC18 Sep 2018
Learning about future careers in sport was high on the agenda for a group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls from Urangan State High School’s Girls Academy when they visited USC’s main campus at Sippy Downs on Monday.
Fulbright scholar to lead Queensland road safety team17 Sep 2018
A Fulbright Senior Scholar is moving to USC to lead a new state-wide road safety research team from the Sunshine Coast.
Plastic proves lethal to sea turtles14 Sep 2018
The risk that plastic pollution poses to the world’s declining sea turtle populations has been quantified for the first time.
R U OK Day: USC experts available for comment13 Sep 2018
R U OK Day is Thursday 17 September, a day which encourages Australians to connecting meaningfully with people around us who may be struggling with life.
Geographer to deliver public lecture on peacebuilding13 Sep 2018
A geography expert who has contributed to achieving sustainable peace in divided societies across the South Pacific and South East Asia will deliver a free public lecture at USC on Tuesday 25 September.
USC sport scientist to lead swim team to Tokyo13 Sep 2018
A USC academic who led the Australian team into the stadium as an athlete at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games has put his hand up again to lead the way towards success at the Tokyo Games in 2020.
Clothing executive claims USC alumni award13 Sep 2018
A University of the Sunshine Coast graduate who has led the global expansion of European clothing giant Mango for the past seven years has claimed the title of USC’s Outstanding Alumnus for 2018.
USC to announce outstanding alumni for 201812 Sep 2018
USC will present its 2018 Outstanding Alumni Awards on Wednesday 12 September at a free event on campus starting 6pm.
Graduate makes mark in world of global business12 Sep 2018
A University of the Sunshine Coast graduate who heads human resources for an international firm’s operations in India, the Middle East and Africa has been named one of Norway’s best young leaders.
Climate change migration causing more problems12 Sep 2018
Farmers migrating from their communities in South East Asia to escape financial problems caused by climate change may be leaving their families in a poverty trap, a sustainability researcher has found.
Royal visit: USC experts available for comment11 Sep 2018
Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will visit Fraser Island on their tour of Australia next month.
Social worker to take caring ethos into classrooms11 Sep 2018
After a decade working in frontline child protection, Hervey Bay's Tanya Jackson is planning to transition her skills from social work to the school environment.
USC projects to open global opportunities11 Sep 2018
From mapping flora and fauna in the heart of Borneo to assessing the impact of solar power in the slums of India, more than 150 USC students will soon gain valuable work and study experiences in the Indo-Pacific region.
Journalism student scoops State media award10 Sep 2018
USC student Tayla Larsen is now officially the most outstanding journalism student in Queensland after winning a prestigious Clarion Award.
Endowment to honour work of U3A founder6 Sep 2018
The University of the Sunshine Coast received a $25,000 endowment in honour of a woman who was one of the region’s strongest advocates of lifelong learning.
Engineering students to tackle GovHack challenge6 Sep 2018
A team of university engineering students will be among those spending this weekend inventing new solutions with open government data.
Student support group to tackle mental health6 Sep 2018
After years of her own mental health struggles, USC Caboolture student Chloe Bochow is determined to help others dealing with stress, anxiety and depression.
Love sends mountain guide soaring on new path6 Sep 2018
Following his heart has taken Himalayan mountain bike guide Jay Lama from riding among the highest peaks in the world to studying nursing at USC’s Fraser Coast campus.
Women artists explore ritual in USC exhibition6 Sep 2018
An exhibition by women artists who have all explored the transformative potential of ritual will open at the USC Art Gallery on Friday 14 September.
USC student is Australia’s Law Student of the Year5 Sep 2018
University of the Sunshine Coast final-year student Michael Jefferies has been named Australia’s Law Student of the Year for 2018.
USC leaps at chance to partner with Brisbane Bullets5 Sep 2018
Basketball will become the next high-performance sport in the spotlight at the University of the Sunshine Coast, with USC now the official university partner of NBL club Brisbane Bullets.
Ancient tales tell of rising seas in new book3 Sep 2018
Tales told more than 7,000 years ago – of volcanoes, strange creatures, and seas that swallowed the land – are the focus of USC Professor Patrick Nunn’s new book.