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February 2019

Bundaberg’s Hollie Cooper has been awarded one of USC’s most prestigious scholarships for first-year students.
Hard-working Hollie rewarded with major scholarship
28 Feb 2019

Bundaberg’s Hollie Cooper has been awarded one of USC’s most prestigious scholarships for first-year students.

Scholarships help student athletes
28 Feb 2019

Nine outstanding USC student athletes have shared in $62,000 in scholarships to help them achieve both academic and sporting goals at the same time.

Local volunteers sought for Alzheimer’s research
28 Feb 2019

Sunshine Coast residents who are 65 years or older are being called on to take part in a new research study that aims to identify early brain changes that could signal the development of Alzheimer’s dementia.

USC write choice for $20,000 scholarship recipient
27 Feb 2019

Keen writer Tamika Francis was on the right track for university in Year 11 when she completed two Headstart courses at USC.

Keeley runs towards scholarship opportunity
26 Feb 2019

An impressive sporting and academic track record has won a far north Queensland school leaver a prestigious Tim Fairfax Regional Scholarship to study at USC.

Return to uni pays off for business student
25 Feb 2019

It took a second shot at university for Tabetha Boreham to really discover where she wants to work – in the face-to-face world of global business.

Laura starts Nursing degree at USC Caboolture
22 Feb 2019

A 17-year-old Morayfield student has chosen USC Caboolture as her launch pad to a career in nursing.

Robot research to reduce isolation of elderly
22 Feb 2019

USC is one of two Australian universities involved in global research into the use of Giraff and Double robots to improve the mental and physical health of older people who want to stay living in their own homes.

Launch of alliance for suicide prevention on Coast
20 Feb 2019

Organisations across the Sunshine Coast are joining forces to help prevent suicide, with the Alliance for Suicide Prevention – Sunshine Coast to be launched tomorrow, Thursday 21 February.

Coeliac disease vaccine trial enters second phase
19 Feb 2019

USC’s Clinical Trials Centre is about to begin stage two of research into an experimental vaccine that aims to improve the lives of those with coeliac disease by ‘switching off’ the immune response to gluten.

New students soak up USC sunshine
18 Feb 2019

Crowds of keen students hailing from Mackay to Mango Hill, and Melbourne to Maryland USA, brought colour and excitement to the USC Sunshine Coast campus for Orientation today, Monday 18 February.

Students aim to clean up Fraser Coast beaches
18 Feb 2019

A group of Animal Ecology students from USC’s Fraser Coast campus are the faces of the future when it comes to caring for the region’s outstanding natural environment.

USC Caboolture to welcome hundreds of new students
15 Feb 2019

Hundreds of new students will get their first taste of university life when Orientation Week kicks off at USC’s Caboolture campus on Monday 18 February.

Orientation for thousands of new students
15 Feb 2019

Thousands of new students will get their first taste of university life on Monday 18 February when Orientation Week begins at USC.

Climate change threatens Bengal tiger habitat
15 Feb 2019

Endangered Bengal tigers are facing a new peril, as climate change and rising sea levels threaten their remaining coastal habitat, new research has found.

New Gympie students to discover university life
15 Feb 2019

About 100 new university students from the Gympie region will embark on the next chapter of their education journeys this week when they attend USC Orientation.

Students kickstart new futures with Orientation
15 Feb 2019

More than 200 of the Fraser Coast’s future teachers, nurses, animal ecologists, scientists, social workers, accountants and event planners will take part in Orientation at USC next week.

USC delivers change of pace to mental health researcher
15 Feb 2019

A Queensland mental health services researcher will be among the 2019 cohort of students starting a Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry) at USC’s Caboolture campus.

Elite athletes on their marks for USC study program
15 Feb 2019

A program that helps elite athletes achieve their sporting and academic goals at the same time will have its 2019 launch on Monday 18 February as part of USC’s orientation activities.

Law student eager to get involved at O Week
14 Feb 2019

After leading community projects at high school, Seamus Burkett is already considering what groups to join when he starts studying at the University of the Sunshine Coast this year.

2018 James Nash School captain Lily Breedon is studying Laws/Criminology and Justice at USC’s Sunshine Coast campus next week.
Lily lines up secret life in intelligence service
14 Feb 2019

New USC Law student Lily Breedon of Gympie is making no secret of the fact she wants to work for one of Australia’s top spy and security agencies.

Galaxy of emerging stars in student anthology
14 Feb 2019

Eight new USC graduates will celebrate the publication of their first book on Thursday 21 February.

No love lost in new USC Theatre production
14 Feb 2019

The struggle for humans to genuinely connect in a world experiencing information overload forms the basis of the latest USC Theatre production.

Public lecture at USC on fight to save turtles
12 Feb 2019

An international oceanographer working to save vital green turtle nesting sites from poaching on islands off West Papua will give a free public lecture at USC Sunshine Coast on Tuesday 19 February.

Using algebra to help map out the future
11 Feb 2019

A new field of research for USC is uncovering different ways maths could be used by engineers, physicists and other professions that don’t even exist yet.

Latest leadership tips at business workshop
11 Feb 2019

Local business leaders have an opportunity to update their executive skills in an afternoon with industry professionals and academics at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Emma Tomlinson and Jamison Kehl are interested in USC's High Performance Student Musician program
Music excellence program to support performers
8 Feb 2019

USC students showing enormous musical potential and an impressive performance track record can now apply to become a High Performance Student Musician.

First exhibit of 2019 invites viewer to ‘come close’
7 Feb 2019

Works that explore the tension between form and formlessness have been brought together for USC Art Gallery’s first exhibition for 2019.

Bundaberg friends Renee Nielsen and Hollie Cooper will study Criminology and Justice together at USC.
Hollie and Renee to be partners in crime studies
7 Feb 2019

Two high-achieving Bundaberg school friends are taking their mutual interest in true crime documentaries to the next level by studying Criminology and Justice together at USC.

USC continues legacy of renowned conservationist
6 Feb 2019

Just days before his death, pioneering conservationist Dr John Sinclair was still working with USC to ensure his legacy to preserve K’gari Fraser Island continued.

Dani's life-changing experience changing people's lives
5 Feb 2019

For Dani McAlister, her USC Social Science degree has led her to a job that changes people’s lives.

Wood scientists take pole position
5 Feb 2019

Academic and industry experts are aiming for plenty of lightbulb moments at the Australian Utility Pole Conference to be held at USC Sunshine Coast tomorrow, Tuesday 5 February.

Maryborough's Sabrina Zwanink is studying Nursing Science degree at USC's Fraser Coast campus.
Sabrina sets sights on supporting sick and injured
5 Feb 2019

Working as a humanitarian nurse on overseas relief missions is one of many options being explored by new school-leaver Sabrina Zwanink who starts a Nursing Science degree at USC this month.

Police and fire crews attend an emergency training exercise at USC
University to host emergency training exercise
4 Feb 2019

The University of the Sunshine Coast will host a training exercise involving most of the region’s emergency services today (Tuesday 5 February).

Bundaberg OP1 student Indy Burt will study Engineering at USC.
Indy plans global career with USC degree
1 Feb 2019

Bundaberg OP1 student Indy Burt hopes a lifelong fascination for old bridges and buildings – combined with an interest in languages – will be his ticket to an engineering career that takes him around the world.

Moreton Bay campus construction in full swing
1 Feb 2019

Construction of the USC Moreton Bay university campus at Petrie has moved into full swing with the arrival of a second crane on site.

Cyclist passing distance on USC symposium agenda
1 Feb 2019

Life-and-death topics will be on the agenda next week at the University of the Sunshine Coast, with more than 50 specialist and industry delegates discussing how to make systems safer.

Aspiring lawyer aims to protect environment
31 Jan 2019

An OP2 student from Cashmere seeking an exciting career in environmental law has enrolled in a Bachelor of Laws/Environmental Management at USC.