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March 2019

Tourism lessons from the Sunshine Coast for Indonesian delegates
29 Mar 2019

Tourism industry delegates from Indonesia are visiting the Sunshine Coast as part of a trip to learn more about how we manage tourism in Queensland.

Student and graduate pair up for social media success
29 Mar 2019

A Narangba USC student keen for a career in social media is gaining valuable industry experience at a business founded by a USC graduate who forged the same path and has already employed a fellow graduate.

Burnside State High School graduates Tamika Francis, Eden Danielsen-Jensen, Kane Howlett, Grace Knight, Chloe Domjahn and Grace Smith have all received scholarships from USC
Six Burnside High graduates snare scholarships
28 Mar 2019

Six 2018 graduates from Burnside State High School have earned prestigious scholarships from the University of the Sunshine Coast.

USC has greatly increased its research capacity since 2010
Top marks show USC’s research has come of age
27 Mar 2019

Research at USC has officially come of age, with all of the University's research focus areas now listed at or above world standard by the Australian Research Council.

Partnership adds up to winning deal for USC students
26 Mar 2019

Two young aspiring accountants have secured jobs through a partnership between USC and a leading Hervey Bay accounting firm.

An artist's impression of the revamped USC Stadium
USC Stadium redevelopment progressing well
25 Mar 2019

Work to expand USC Stadium’s seating capacity by 50 percent is progressing well, with the $9million redevelopment project on track for completion within two months.

Melanoma survivors face increased risk of further cancer, new study finds
22 Mar 2019

Ground-breaking research from the University of the Sunshine Coast and Cancer Council Queensland, has revealed that people who have survived an in situ melanoma are at increased risk of developing another cancer, not necessarily another melanoma.

Ninja warrior Amy seeks perfect balance
22 Mar 2019

Australian Ninja Warrior semi-finalist and USC Nursing Science student Amy Stephenson knows more than most about achieving balance while aiming high.

Wynnum school-leaver awarded scholarship to study medical science
21 Mar 2019

Wynnum’s Joshua Dean has swapped one beachside location for another to study a Bachelor of Medical Science (Accelerated) at the University of the Sunshine Coast, with the assistance of USC’s highest scholarship honour.

Bundaberg student to build career with scholarship
21 Mar 2019

USC’s highest scholarship honour has been presented to Bundaberg State High School graduate Indy Burt.

Mackay scholarship winner makes move to USC
21 Mar 2019

One of Mackay’s top school leavers has taken the first steps towards a career in medicine, starting at the University of the Sunshine Coast with the help of a Vice Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship.

Burnside State High graduates honoured with top university scholarship
21 Mar 2019

Two Burnside State High School graduates have been awarded USC’s highest scholarship honour, the Thompson Excellence Scholarship.

Prestigious scholarship for aspiring entrepreneur
21 Mar 2019

After taking a gap year to travel through Canada, undertake work experience in three different industries and work in the real estate sector, Ilkley’s Oscar Noble has begun a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) with the help of an esteemed USC scholarship.

Scholarship recognition for Caloundra future doctor
21 Mar 2019

A desire to help others as a medical practitioner drew Caloundra’s Tom Rosenthal to USC’s Bachelor of Medical Science, and now he’s being helped by generous benefactors, awarded USC’s most prestigious scholarship – a Thompson Excellence Scholarship.

Students gain Thompson Excellence Scholarships
21 Mar 2019

Six high-achieving, first-year students have received USC's prestigious Thompson Excellence Scholarships, valued at up to $32,000 each.

Exhibition highlights artistry of Aussie women
21 Mar 2019

The creativity and skill of Australian women artists is celebrated in an exhibition on show at the USC Art Gallery from 21 March to 11 May.

USC Lecturer in Social Work Dr Kate Jonathan
USC study seeks insights into suicide prevention
19 Mar 2019

With suicide rates in the Fraser Coast above the state average, USC has partnered with the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service to improve access to help for people at risk of taking their own lives.

Scientists find better way to treat koala chlamydia
19 Mar 2019

Koalas can recover fully from chlamydia with half the antibiotic treatment they currently receive, a researcher from the University of the Sunshine Coast has found.

Research aims to strengthen parent-child bond
18 Mar 2019

A clinical psychologist and mother of two young children has developed a free online program as part of her PhD at USC to help parents build happier, healthier bonds with their children.

Vice-Chancellor announces planned retirement
18 Mar 2019

USC Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill has announced he will retire next year after leading the University through a decade of rapid expansion.

Music students to premiere song celebrating diversity
13 Mar 2019

Up to a dozen USC Creative Industries students have written an original song they will perform live as an anthem for Harmony Week festivities.

Seaweed science behind ‘Moreton Bae’ brew
12 Mar 2019

Scientists from USC are hoping a beer brewed with “sea lettuce” from Moreton Bay will drive new interest in seaweed as a nutritious, tasty and locally-grown resource.

Clinical trial of treatment for ‘surfer’s eye’
11 Mar 2019

A condition called pterygium – also known as “surfer’s eye” – is now in the sights of USC’s Clinical Trials Centre, which has joined an international trial of a non-surgical treatment for the ailment.

USC Lecturer in Nursing Chris Kingswell and Lecture in Animal Ecology Dr Dominique Potvin
Zoologist and nurse speak at Women’s Day event
8 Mar 2019

A lively discussion on gender representation in the fields of science and nursing was the highlight of USC Fraser Coast’s International Women’s Day Lunch on Friday 8 March.

USC Journalism student Liam Bland
USC program gave Liam the write start to university
7 Mar 2019

Aspiring Hervey Bay journalist Liam Bland believes starting a degree while still in high school helped him write his way to early success when he began full-time university.

USC Animal Ecology student Lauren Zeglio
Lauren gets early start to Animal Ecology degree
7 Mar 2019

A decision to study university subjects while still in high school has given a career head start to aspiring wildlife biologist Lauren Zeglio from Brighton.

Senior school students can try university early
6 Mar 2019

High school students interested in gaining an early start to university can attend a free Headstart information evening at USC’s Sunshine Coast campus on Thursday 21 March.

History and futures academic releases Next Big Thing
6 Mar 2019

A USC academic passionate about teaching and researching world history and sustainable futures will launch his second book of poetry from 12pm tomorrow, Thursday 7 March, at the USC Art Gallery on campus at Sippy Downs.

Tim Fairfax scholarship winner means business
6 Mar 2019

The daughter of South Burnett graziers will undertake a Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Events Management) with the support of another family from the land through an esteemed bursary for regional and remote students.

University launches new safety and security system
6 Mar 2019

USC has launched a new integrated safety and security system, called SafeUSC, to boost wellbeing and safety across its growing campuses.

Noosa surfing survey data ready to share
5 Mar 2019

Who surfs at Noosa and what keeps them coming? USC “surfonomics” students are ready to share the results of their recent research into this topic.

Long road to medical school for former auto electrician
5 Mar 2019

A USC Paramedic Science graduate has gained a place with Griffith University’s Doctor of Medicine program being offered for the first time on the Sunshine Coast this year.

Fight against mosquitoes reaches a batty milestone
4 Mar 2019

Disease-carrying mosquitoes in the Wide Bay will soon have 1000 good reasons to be very afraid.

Enviro focus appeals to engineering graduate
4 Mar 2019

Josh Craven, 23, has engineered his ideal career building sustainable energy solutions.

Scholarship helps Annabelle make her move
1 Mar 2019

Hervey Bay’s Annabelle Healy has had her heart set on becoming a midwife since she was a child, and now a special USC scholarship is helping her live away from home as she chases that goal.