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June 2019

USC Fraser Cost Nursing Science student Michelle Coop
Scholarship helps Michelle with late start to university
27 Jun 2019

A 49-year-old disability support worker who began university with her daughter is among several USC Fraser Coast students discovering the difference a scholarship can make.

USC graduate scores job at Lightning
27 Jun 2019

USC Arts graduate Mykel Smith has scored a prime role as the newest recruit for Sunshine Coast Lightning.

Saving reclusive sun bears the topic of tavern talk
27 Jun 2019

The world’s smallest bear will be the topic of the upcoming Lounge Bar Lecture at Buderim Tavern on Wednesday 3 July from 6pm to 7.30pm.

USC to hold Open Day on Sunday 21 July
27 Jun 2019

USC will throw open the doors of its main campus at Sippy Downs for its annual Open Day on Sunday 21 July.

Lecturer in Sports Studies Dave Robinson
Study finds frustrated coaches want to be heard
26 Jun 2019

Rugby union coaches in rural and regional areas may feel isolated and disenfranchised from their sport's governing bodies, according to new research by a USC sports academic.

Education the best investment, says Noosa philanthropist
25 Jun 2019

Noosa’s Scott Williams believes education offers a “lifetime return on investment”, which has led to him donating to universities - including USC – for more than 20 years.

USC sparks love for two international students
25 Jun 2019

A student who moved from Jordan to study at USC graduated with more than just a degree – he found the love of his life.

USC team bound for Indigenous Nationals
21 Jun 2019

Eleven students and two staff members will represent USC at the 2019 Indigenous Nationals competition in Perth..

Leonie‘s lyrics to add musical message at USC Open Day
21 Jun 2019

Emerging indie artist Leonie Kingdom will be right at home when she performs during Open Day at USC’s Fraser Coast campus this Sunday.

New USC graduate realises career dream at law firm
20 Jun 2019

When Sarah Coombs discovered Legal Studies in Year 10 at Morayfield State High School, she knew that, one day, she would become a lawyer.

Students discover difference scholarships can make
19 Jun 2019

Nineteen deserving students from USC’s Fraser Coast campus have earned a financial boost to help them to achieve their full potential.

Alec digging new role as Information Technology developer
19 Jun 2019

Alec Frawley always dreamt of becoming a palaeontologist but an elective information technology subject in Grade 10 at Maroochydore State High School took him on a different type of adventure.

Aberrant postures may be causing bone growth in young adults' skulls
17 Jun 2019

Health researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast say the over-use of hand-held technologies has led to an increase in young people developing a bone growth at the back of the skull.

Free course helps Sunshine Coast adults take first steps to uni
13 Jun 2019

A free USC course is offering Sunshine Coast adults the chance to upgrade their academic skills, get a taste of university life and even start planning for a new career.

Free Gympie course helps adults take first steps to university
13 Jun 2019

A free USC course is offering adults in the Gympie region the chance to upgrade their academic skills, get a taste of university life and even start planning for a new career.

Changing the way children think about careers
12 Jun 2019

Focusing on careers in primary school might seem early, however more than 450 Sunshine Coast students will soon discover it is the perfect time to explore their future job options.

Academic targets deal a double blow to teachers
12 Jun 2019

Teachers in Australia are working hard to balance academic achievement targets with declining student wellbeing, a new study from the University of the Sunshine Coast has found.

Aspiring lawyers bring best arguments to mock trial
12 Jun 2019

Six Legal Studies students from two local high schools showed exceptional confidence and communication skills in USC’s simulated courtroom this week (10 June) at the grand final of the annual Sunshine Coast Schools Mooting Competition.

Coast to host global food marketing symposium
11 Jun 2019

Top food marketing academics from around the world will use an event at USC on the Sunshine Coast as an opportunity to sample some of the tastiest local fare.

Degree brings dream career for stay-at-home mum
11 Jun 2019

After what she calls a 20-year gap year to raise a family, new USC Accounting graduate Belinda Hall finally has the career she has always wanted.

Crime-fighting graduate wins national business award
10 Jun 2019

A USC double graduate fighting major federal crimes such as people smuggling, cyber attacks and child exploitation has won a national business women’s award.

USC names winners of high school contests
10 Jun 2019

Things are certainly looking up for teams of students from Genesis Christian College and Narangba Valley State High School after they triumphed in USC Caboolture’s annual film and business competitions recently.

Game time for Gympie’s future designers
7 Jun 2019

USC’s Gympie campus will host a free two-day bootcamp for aspiring game designers on 22-23 June.

USC launches sexual violence prevention research unit
7 Jun 2019

A new unit at the University of the Sunshine Coast that is bringing together global research to help prevent sexual violence will be officially launched on Monday 10 June.

Uni life and career options in spotlight at Open Day
6 Jun 2019

Fraser Coast residents considering higher education as their next step have the chance to hear from others who have taken many different paths to university – and are now making their career dreams a reality.

Nursing students provide health pitstop
6 Jun 2019

More than a dozen USC Nursing Science students will support the Australian Men’s Shed Association ‘Spanner In The Works’ campaign by carrying out free health screening checks for local blokes as part of Men’s Health Week (10–16 June).

USC research boost thanks to local Rotarians
6 Jun 2019

Three talented USC postgraduate students have been given a financial boost thanks to the Rotary University of the Sunshine Coast Community Fund.

Tengfei’s keen to build strength in Aussie timber research
6 Jun 2019

A Chinese research student has chosen USC as his top pick over research institutions around the world to undertake his Doctor of Philosophy in Wood Processing, based at the National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life.

Gift of the gab offers insight into ancient climate change
6 Jun 2019

USC Professor of Geography Patrick Nunn will reveal his new research on ancient stories that offer an insight in to how humans responded to rising sea levels more than 7,000 years ago – and what we can learn from this in 2019 – as part of the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland’s public lecture series.

Event brings together USC students and employers
5 Jun 2019

Students gearing up to graduate this year from two of USC’s most popular degrees have gained vital job information direct from some of the biggest employers in their industry.

USC Animal Ecology students Jessica Sellke and Rheanna Brett clear rubbish from Hervey Bay’s beaches
Students to install sea bin for cleaner ocean
5 Jun 2019

They are cleaning up Fraser Coast beaches and now a group of USC students want to do the same for the ocean with a plan to use a large floating rubbish bin to remove tonnes of marine litter – including tiny, harmful plastics.

Concrete work gets underway at USC's recovery and rehabilitation pool
Recovery pool shaping up for elite athletes and community
5 Jun 2019

The latest addition to USC’s impressive sports precinct – a six-lane, 25m recovery and rehabilitation pool – is starting to take shape.

Experience USC event - file shot
2,000 teens on campus to try out future jobs
4 Jun 2019

Almost 2,000 Year 10 students will experiment with future careers at USC Sunshine Coast this week, from bandaging ‘patients’ and designing computer games to building spectrometers and testing sweet and sour senses.

USC student Kristin Emanuelsen rugs up during her time in the Canadian Arctic
Snowflakes on eyelashes for students on Arctic trip
4 Jun 2019

USC student Kristin Emanuelsen isn’t batting an eyelid at the Sunshine Coast’s start to winter after spending two months in temperatures more than 30 degrees below zero in Canada.

Electric cars plug in at USC as solar project enters final stage
4 Jun 2019

New car park covers have been fitted with hundreds of solar panels that are almost ready to be switched on at the University of the Sunshine Coast Sippy Downs campus.

Free course helps adults take first steps to university
3 Jun 2019

A free USC course is offering adults in the Caboolture region the chance to upgrade their academic skills, get a taste of university life and even start planning for a new career.

Students eye up Arana Hills site for hub ‘revamp’
3 Jun 2019

A busy area at Arana Hills could be revitalised as a family-friendly community hub, if ideas from a group of USC students gain traction.