COVID-19 advice for the USC community30 Oct
To keep the USC community up to date with COVID-19 information, this page will feature details about new developments that relate to the university.
Teachers praised for efforts during disrupted year30 Oct
Some of the region's top teachers have been recognised by USC as part of the University's celebration of World Teachers' Day.
USC classes boom as teacher shortage looms29 Oct
While Australia is facing an impending shortage of schoolteachers, USC looks set to graduate a record number of students from its postgraduate education programs over the next two years.
New teachers recognised for amazing work29 Oct
First-year schoolteachers across the region have been congratulated by USC’s Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Helen Bartlett for their amazing efforts during this challenging year.
Hold the ham: USC’s real-life green eggs going viral28 Oct
It’s hard to know what a cassowary egg looks like when the male guarding it round-the-clock is considered one of the world’s most dangerous birds.
Media and politics spark graduate’s research career28 Oct
A new USC Arts graduate and University Medallist fascinated by the intersection of media and politics in today’s rapidly changing world is now researching the different ways that the issue of climate change is presented in the news.
Expert panel: Creating COVID-safe environments27 Oct
Ensuring our environments are safe and hygienic in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic will be the topic of a free public webinar on Thursday 29 October from 6-7pm.
Holidays could be answer to COVID blues: research21 Oct
It seems one of the best things to do if feeling stressed and unhappy during the global pandemic is take a COVID-safe holiday, according to the findings of new USC research.
USC sets wheels in motion for bike shop manager’s new career20 Oct
Matthew McCurdy, 35, has made a career change to teach science and maths at Warwick State High School after recently graduating from USC and earning a University Medal for his excellent grade point average of 6.88 out of 7.
Graduates adapt new careers to deal with COVID-19 changes19 Oct
Two recent USC graduates who are helping to stage the Fraser Coast’s latest marketing campaigns and events decided to get creative when COVID-19 restrictions changed their new roles almost overnight
Business leader is 2020 Outstanding Alumnus16 Oct
A business leader whose collaboration skills brought about success for a large group of companies in Papua New Guinea while also tackling the widespread community issue of domestic violence has been named USC’s Outstanding Alumnus for 2020.
Engineering students to contest Bronto-crane challenge15 Oct
University of the Sunshine Coast students have drawn inspiration from the prehistoric-themed cartoon, The Flintstones, to showcase their potential as future mechanical engineers.
Poisoned by plastics? Turtle study seeks answers15 Oct
A world-first USC study will examine if toxic chemicals from ingested microplastics could be harming Australia’s marine turtles.
USC social media class trends at Aus/NZ awards14 Oct
The likes and positive comments are flowing for USC’s Social Media degree program after it gained high recognition at the 2020 Australian and New Zealand Social Media Marketing Awards.
Kids to ‘assess’ proposed coastal erosion solutions13 Oct
The science behind the likely battering facing Queensland’s beaches this summer might be beyond your average six-year-old, but a USC academic wants to ensure proposed solutions to coastal erosion are not.
COVID-19 and mental health: Researchers to share insights in free public webinar9 Oct
Mental health experts from USC will share some of their latest research on staying well during COVID-19 in a free online seminar next week.
Fraser Coast graduate gains Chancellor’s Medal8 Oct
Completing international internships, gaining Australia’s most prestigious global study scholarship and taking on a host of leadership roles were some of the unexpected benefits of a remarkable education journey for USC Fraser Coast graduate Myles Kreis.
Internship leads stylist to creative career change6 Oct
A University Medal from USC and a marketing career found in her home town of Gympie have completed a stunning transformation for former hairstylist Tiffany Stevenson.
Endangered macadamia has high bushfire survival rate1 Oct
USC-led research in Bulburin National Park, between Bundaberg and Gladstone, has recorded 83 percent survival of the wild population of an endangered native macadamia nut plant, following the 2019-20 summer bushfires.
Research finds new way to help frail older people30 Sep
A $6.9 million global research project involving USC as the only Australian partner has developed a new monitoring and intervention system to slow or even reverse the progression of frailty among older adults.
USC helps small business owners plan for success29 Sep
A free USC workshop series will give small business owners and managers in the Moreton Bay region the chance to learn how to future-proof their success while earning credit towards a Business degree.
Business course to deliver high-performance results28 Sep
Fraser Coast business professionals keen to quickly upskill can take part in a fast-paced USC course to develop high-performance leadership skills and knowledge.
Report highlights USC’s financial benefit to regions24 Sep
The significant financial impact that USC is having on its communities has been highlighted in a new report released today by the Regional Universities Network (RUN).
Blue carbon focus for ocean-loving world champion24 Sep
The coronavirus pandemic may have upset world champion stand-up paddleboarder Brianna Orams’ plans to compete in the sport’s 2020 Euro Tour – but the USC Environmental Science student refuses to see it as a setback.
New research on funnel-web spider toxin22 Sep
While funnel-web spider bites in Australia can be deadly, a scientist from USC Australia has helped discover that human deaths are simply an unfortunate side-effect of the spider’s strong self-defence system.
Jess designs a career that’s dedicated to dogs21 Sep
Architectural designer Jess Johnson had a different career switch in mind when she decided to study Animal Ecology at USC Fraser Coast– until she met a koala-detection dog named Bear and his other canine companions
USC students gain early start to media careers17 Sep
Two USC Journalism students who recently secured full-time reporting jobs in a challenging media landscape say the secret to their success was embracing every opportunity to gain real-life skills through their degree.
Time is right to explore uni options with free course17 Sep
With many people reassessing their career goals due to COVID-19, USC is offering a free course for those wanting to sample higher education and explore their study opportunities.
PhD student helps develop ‘bushfire scar’ model16 Sep
A USC researcher has helped develop a computer model that aims to predict how long a bushfire will burn and how much of the landscape it will consume.
Zebrafish research could unlock key to genetic defect in people15 Sep
Genetic research by a USC PhD graduate in England has used laboratory modelling in zebrafish to identify a key feature of a rare kidney disease in humans.