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November 2019

Job hunt support for students with a disability
2 Dec 2019

USC has signed up for a national employment support program aimed at improving job opportunities for university graduates with a disability.

Decades of academic expertise to shine at USC Moreton Bay
29 Nov 2019

USC Moreton Bay’s foundation building may be sparkling and new, but the world-class scholars about to teach there have been shining in their fields of expertise for years.

USC graduate Michael Duggan  has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Orange Sky operations around Australia and New Zealand.
Sustainable business focus for Orange Sky leader
28 Nov 2019

An organisation that provides regular laundry and shower services for people experiencing homelessness has appointed a USC graduate to lead its operations around Australia and New Zealand.

Pialba State School students Sienna Piggott and Mia Kenny with USC Education Lecturer Dr David Martin.
Learning how to engage with a high-tech tomorrow
28 Nov 2019

Programming driverless cars, coding and robotics are part of USC initiatives helping Fraser Coast students and teachers prepare for a digital future.

Doctoral playwright shines light on stay-at-home dads
28 Nov 2019

Former theatre director and drama educator Richard Finn has drawn from his latest role in life to write a play for his Doctor of Creative Arts at USC.

USC joins $245m space industry research program
28 Nov 2019

Fourteen University of the Sunshine Coast research academics and staff have joined the largest space industry research collaboration in Australia’s history, worth $245 million over the next seven years.

Japan calling for scholarship-winning students
28 Nov 2019

Two USC students majoring in Japanese language will have the opportunity to hone their skills further in Japan next year thanks to an esteemed Australian Government scholarship.

USC student Shaun Hayward of Currimundi receiving an award on behalf of his team from Infosys Senior Vice-President Andrew Groth at the GovHack International Red Carpet Awards in Canberra.
Students’ water use device wins three national awards
28 Nov 2019

An innovative device created by four USC Engineering Honours students to give householders more control over their water use has won three national GovHack awards.

Sunshine Coast Sports Hall of Fame inductees Brittany Elmslie and Steven Meredith
New inductees for Coast’s Sports Hall of Fame
27 Nov 2019

A swimming great and an outstanding surf lifesaving champion have been inducted into the Sunshine Coast Sports Hall of Fame at a special ceremony at USC last night.

Student wins Asia-Pacific medal for eucalypt study
26 Nov 2019

A USC student has won an international industry excellence award for his Science Honours research that used a range of tools and technologies to accurately map a single tree species in state forests.

Species find ways to keep their cool as oceans heat up
26 Nov 2019

An international group of marine scientists is predicting a rapid reorganisation of the mix of species in our oceans after completing the most comprehensive assessment to date of how marine life is responding to rising sea temperatures.

Clever campus cooling system shines again
22 Nov 2019

Within weeks of claiming a major global environmental award, USC Australia’s creative use of solar energy to cool its Sunshine Coast campus has shone again in the Australasia region.

No nervous wait as uni all sorted for school leavers
22 Nov 2019

An early offer to university has added to the excitement and emotion of finishing high school for three House Captains from Maryborough’s St Mary’s College.

Students to discover future career options
21 Nov 2019

About 400 Year 5 students will visit USC’s Fraser Coast campus tomorrow for a hands-on career immersion event that could help to change their thinking about job options and stereotypes.

Popular Solar Nights light event to glow again
21 Nov 2019

The Sunshine Coast’s largest light trail is set to return at USC, with the hugely popular Solar Nights scheduled for December 13 to 22.

USC PhD student opens the gate on bioresearch
21 Nov 2019

Implantable biosensors that can override natural biological systems might sound like something from a science fiction movie, but research being undertaken by a USC PhD student could see them soon become a reality.

Paramedic Science students receive grant awards
Students awarded for research on life-saving treatment techniques
20 Nov 2019

Two teams of USC Paramedic Science students have received Australasian grant awards for investigating techniques used to treat life-threatening emergencies related to diabetes and adrenal insufficiency.

A USC Education student completes a Ready Reading exercise with a primary school student
Future teachers receive important reading lesson
19 Nov 2019

Future teachers studying Education at USC have returned to primary school as part of an innovative training program focused on improving literacy for children.

HPSA and Environmental Science student Brianna Orams competing in SUP in China
SUP junior world title for USC student athlete
18 Nov 2019

A USC Environmental Science student’s dedication to the fast-growing ocean sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) has resulted in a gold medal at her first world championships.

Launch of suicide prevention strategy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
15 Nov 2019

USC’s Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute will tomorrow launch a strategy to support the social and emotional wellbeing of Sunshine Coast Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Australian touch player Hayley Maddick is USC's 2019 Sportsperson of the Year
Touch champion claims University's top sports award
15 Nov 2019

Australian touch representative and Dally M medallist for the NRL’s national touch competition Hayley Maddick has been named USC’s Sportsperson of the Year for 2019.

Graduate helps ease challenges of cancer therapy
14 Nov 2019

Helping people through the challenging journey of cancer treatment is a new career focus for USC Nursing Science graduate Janine Gillingham.

Jane takes first steps to uni with free skills course
14 Nov 2019

When a cancer diagnosis inspired her to study Nursing Science, Gympie mother of five Jane Noon jumped at the chance to first complete a free university course to upgrade her academic skills.

Teen passengers can learn how to avoid crashes
13 Nov 2019

As hundreds of Year 12 students prepare to drive with friends to Schoolies celebrations this weekend, USC has launched a world-first project to teach young passengers road safety.

Swimmer Jake Packard was USC's 2018 Sportsperson of the Year
University to reward its sporting champions
13 Nov 2019

Athletes vying for selection in the Tokyo Olympic Games are among the students in the running for prizes at USC’s annual Sports Awards Ceremony on Thursday 14 November.

Women in science publication features USC researchers
12 Nov 2019

Two USC researchers feature in a new national publication aimed at highlighting the important work of women scientists at regional universities.

Researchers seek details about supporting dads
11 Nov 2019

Researchers investigating the significance of fathers in young children’s lives and the benefits of providing support to new dads are about to start a new phase of their study

Free course helps Carolyn get prepped for uni
8 Nov 2019

A free university skills course gave Carolyn O’Donnell the help she needed to return to higher education almost 30 years since finishing high school.

Council partners with USC students to clean up ocean
8 Nov 2019

An innovative project by a group of USC students to remove tonnes of marine litter from local waters has secured financial backing from the Fraser Coast Regional Council

Biomedical Science graduate starts health tech job
7 Nov 2019

USC Biomedical Science graduate Storm Woolley is applying his studies and technical expertise to a new role in the digital health division of a systems integration and technology company.

From new coders to Internet inventors in 13 weeks
6 Nov 2019

Engineering students tasked with building an automated product from scratch took only 13 weeks to deliver a suite of impressive inventions at USC.

USC Fraser Coast Human Services graduate Michael Pekin
Altruist goals motivate Michael to seek new career
5 Nov 2019

A simple desire to help has inspired new USC graduate Michael Pekin to seek a career supporting young people and assisting others with significant or permanent disabilities.

ARC CEO Dr Shanny Dyer presents award to Lucas Litewka
Clinical trials commitment earns industry award
4 Nov 2019

The Director of USC Clinical Trials, Lucas Litewka, has been recognised nationally for his significant contribution to the medical technology and pharmaceuticals (MTP) sector.

Rate of sudden deaths in Indigenous infants much higher than estimated: USC research
1 Nov 2019

Indigenous infants in Queensland may be dying suddenly and unexpectedly at a rate more than 3.5 times that of non-Indigenous infants, according to USC Nursing and Midwifery research.

Government scholarships to bring more students to USC campuses
1 Nov 2019

USC Fraser Coast and Gympie will share more than $1.7million in Commonwealth funding as part of a new scholarship program to attract more students – both domestic and international – to study in regional locations.

Take step towards study with free uni skills course
1 Nov 2019

A free, two-day university skills course with no assignments or exams is being offered to adults wanting to explore their higher education and career options.

Free uni skills course for Moreton Bay adults
25 Oct 2019

Ahead of the opening of the new USC Moreton Bay campus, a free two-day university skills course with no assignments or exams is being offered to adults wanting to explore their higher education and career options.