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April 2019

Learn how to protect privacy at USC forums
30 Apr 2019

Queensland’s Privacy Commissioner Philip Green and USC’s top cybersecurity experts will outline how people can safeguard their personal and business information on Monday 13 May.

USC Lecturer in Social Work Dr Kate Jonathan congratulates new Human Services graduate Christielle Van Baars at USC’s first Fraser Coast graduation ceremony in April last year.
Record number of Fraser Coast students to graduate
29 Apr 2019

USC is staging a graduation ceremony on Wednesday 1 May for the largest cohort of students to complete degrees at the University’s Fraser Coast campus.

Building sites to bush work for Redcliffe graduate
26 Apr 2019

A decision to change careers in his early twenties has taken recent USC graduate Daniel Light from building sites to the bush.

Scientist takes life-long learning to the extreme
26 Apr 2019

A 93-year-old zoologist from Hervey Bay who has devoted his life to studying microscopic marine invertebrates will become an Honorary Senior Fellow of USC.

Graduation leads to management role for Kallum
26 Apr 2019

The ability to solve problems no matter how big or small has helped Elimbah’s Kallum Packard graduate from USC into a managerial position at Target.

Virtual tour of new Moreton Bay campus
26 Apr 2019

As USC’s new campus takes shape at Moreton Bay, Year 12 high school students in the region are taking virtual tours of the space using mobile phones and headsets.

Health and PE teacher awarded second degree
24 Apr 2019

A love of sport and a desire to help young people have inspired the career of Burpengary 23-year-old Mitchell Fraser, who this month graduated from USC with a Master of Teaching (Secondary).

Ex-florist blossoms as Creative Industries graduate
24 Apr 2019

A USC degree has helped Bridgeman Downs resident Georgia Martin grow her creative career ambitions from floristry to online media.

USC student athletes score top marks at Aussies
24 Apr 2019

Twenty-six USC students are celebrating winning a huge haul of medals at the recent Australian Surf Life Saving Championships as they aim to make a difference both in and out of the water.

Sean O'Boyle and Suzanne Kompass
International musical stars to sing at USC Gallery
24 Apr 2019

USC is set to host a free public performance by three of the stars of Mimma, a new Australian musical about war and friendship that has premiered this month at Perth’s Regal Theatre.

Horse therapy success in US the topic of talk
24 Apr 2019

How horse therapy is transforming lives in the United States will be the topic of an upcoming talk at USC.

Fraser Coast student to receive Chancellor’s Medal
24 Apr 2019

Kerri Hetherington’s motto in life is to commit 100 percent to study, work and helping others – a philosophy that has earned her USC’s highest honour for a graduating student.

USC academic recognised as ‘nursing trailblazer’
23 Apr 2019

A career devoted to child and maternal health with a focus on reducing infant mortality has earned USC Professor of Nursing Jeanine Young national recognition.

Awards keep adding up for aspiring accountant
23 Apr 2019

Maryborough’s Paul Hoggard has been named USC’s top graduating Accounting student and received a University Medal for his academic success.

USC students and members of the Wide Bay Scientific Group
Pathology students build networks, gain job insights
18 Apr 2019

A former high school science teacher is helping fellow USC students gain a competitive edge when it comes to finding employment in Australia’s pathology industry.

Graduate Jessica Butler
Writing skills open doors for Narangba's Jessica
17 Apr 2019

The ability to use words in diverse and powerful ways has helped Jessica Butler of Narangba graduate from USC into a job as a communications officer with the Australian Taxation Office.

Graduate Ella McGrath
Building bonds with children inspires new OT
17 Apr 2019

Hervey Bay’s Ella McGrath has embarked on a career devoted to improving outcomes for children with complexities such as autism, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and developmental delays.

Graduate Levi Ormiston
Caboolture graduate gears up for job in Japan
17 Apr 2019

A year in Japan as part of his studies has USC graduate Levi Ormiston of Caboolture excited about returning there in July for a new job.

Graduate Callum Lee
Degree affirms law career for Gympie graduate
17 Apr 2019

Having a career in law was always going to be the case for Callum Lee of Gympie, who officially graduated from USC last week.

Graduate Nurse of the Year Carla Dreyer
Carla gains Graduate Nurse award and dream role
17 Apr 2019

USC graduate Carla Dreyer has claimed the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service's Graduate Nurse of the Year award.

Graduate Kate Primavera
Kate's new career based on love of food, fitness
17 Apr 2019

Growing up in a large family with five brothers, food has always been a central part of Kate Primavera’s life – and now she has turned it into her career.

Bundaberg graduate helps school students succeed
12 Apr 2019

Research to provide new insights into child and youth mental health is a career goal for Bundaberg’s Georgina Lamprecht, who graduated this week from USC with First Class Honours in Occupational Therapy.

Healthy path ahead for mother-daughter nursing duo
12 Apr 2019

Mother and daughter Lorella and Laine McLatchey of Burpengary have graduated together with Nursing Science degrees from USC.

Dr Anita Hamilton congratulates University medallist Jason Carter
USC stages largest round of graduation ceremonies
12 Apr 2019

More than 1,800 students have graduated from USC in the largest round of graduation ceremonies ever held by the University.

USC Honorary Doctorate for legal trailblazer
11 Apr 2019

The first woman to ever be appointed as a Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia since its inception in 1903 will be recognised with an Honorary Doctorate at a USC graduation ceremony this week.

Beerwah great grandmother takes law in to her own hands
11 Apr 2019

75-year-old Pauline Lorenzen from Beerwah is living proof that it’s never too late to make a career change.

Star law student to receive USC’s top medal
10 Apr 2019

A USC student leader and global human rights advocate, who was named the best among his law peers from universities across Australia, will receive a Chancellor’s Medal.

19 new school teachers return to USC to graduate
10 Apr 2019

From Cape York Peninsula to Emerald to Sydney, 19 new teachers are returning to the Sunshine Coast from their high school workplaces to officially graduate together at the USC ceremony tomorrow, Thursday 11 April.

Ashley Black with her parents Kasey and Mark Black at her USC graduation ceremony at the Sunshine Coast today
Health work is a family trait for new USC graduate
10 Apr 2019

With a nurse for a mother and paramedic for a father, Hervey Bay’s Ashley Black said she was destined to chase a career in the health industry.

Gympie’s Owen Dugdale celebrates his USC graduation with grandmother Maureen Rush and mother Debra Dugdale
Owen batting for sports science career
10 Apr 2019

A future in professional and elite sport is on the agenda for Gympie’s Owen Dugdale who received a USC Medal for Academic Excellence when he graduated today with a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science.

Twins study science to help people, environment
9 Apr 2019

Identical twins who have “always done everything together” – from school to hobbies to university – will officially graduate with their USC science degrees tomorrow, Wednesday 10 April.

Top medal for mum who rose to uni challenges
9 Apr 2019

A major car accident and the arrival of her second child could have spelled the end of university life for Deborah Kelsey, but instead she went on to exceed all her expectations.

Medallist committed to climate change adaptation
9 Apr 2019

Making the world a better place through environmental education while achieving an impressive academic record have earned Renee Currenti a Chancellor's Medal.

Australian maestro appointed to lead USC Singers
8 Apr 2019

Internationally-recognised composer and conductor Gordon Hamilton is the new Director of the USC Singers, a choral group now in its sixth year on the Sunshine Coast.

USC to stage 12 graduation ceremonies
8 Apr 2019

The University of the Sunshine Coast will stage 12 graduation ceremonies over three days this week to celebrate the academic achievements of more than 1,800 graduating students.

Jordan rides in to teaching career with scholarship
8 Apr 2019

One of the Sunshine Coast’s best young equestrians has been awarded a new scholarship to support her elite sporting endeavours while completing a double degree at USC.

Clinical trial of ’universal’ flu vaccine
4 Apr 2019

USC Clinical Trials is about to begin research into an experimental “universal” influenza vaccine.

Fast track to medical career for scholarship winner
4 Apr 2019

A Vice-Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship of $9,000 has been awarded to the daughter of Vietnamese refugees who wants to commit her life to helping people as a doctor.

Sydney to Sunshine Coast for aspiring doctor
3 Apr 2019

A family medical crisis and a desire to serve has encouraged a young Sydney school-leaver to head north to the Sunshine Coast to study Medical Science at USC.

Cats suit up for curious enviro research
3 Apr 2019

Cats across the Sunshine Coast are hitting the streets in high-tech cat harnesses, all in the name of environmental science.

Funding announcement for USC Fraser Coast
3 Apr 2019

USC Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill said proposed funding of $20 million towards the expansion of the Fraser Coast campus was great news for the future of education in the region.

Top students to shine at annual awards ceremony
3 Apr 2019

A gifted guitarist and an aspiring accountant will be among the multiple award winners at USC’s 2019 Annual Awards and Prizes Ceremony on Thursday evening. Regional and national businesses, associations and individuals have joined with USC in providing 55 awards, prizes, bursaries and sponsorships, totalling almost $64,000, to reward high-achieving students.

School-leavers struggling with life-plan anxiety
2 Apr 2019

Students are leaving school in states of high anxiety, and a USC education researcher is calling for parents, teachers and students to release the pressure valve.

Back to the ‘scene of the crime’ for legal students
2 Apr 2019

The chance to debate at USC Law School’s mock court room in Year 12 has inspired two Chancellor State College graduates to return – this time as USC first-year law students.

Para-athlete throws herself into USC study, training
1 Apr 2019

As a child, Bowen-born Kyra Domrow loved track and field events.

Hervey Bay's Kristy Benson is studying Midwifery at USC's Sunshine Coast campus.
Kristy goes the extra mile to become a midwife
1 Apr 2019

An early morning commute from Hervey Bay to USC’s Sunshine Coast campus for a day of lectures before returning in time to put her children to bed is part of a new routine for former hospitality manager Kristy Benson.