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2021

New centre helps visitors discover wonders of K'gari
25 Feb

A new interpretive centre will open on K’gari (Fraser Island) next week to help increase understanding, appreciation and conservation of the world’s largest sand island.

National role for USC Indigenous education leader
23 Feb

A senior USC academic who is focused on increasing higher education participation among Indigenous students has been appointed to a national centre working to help all marginalised and disadvantaged students in Australia.

Orientation USC Sunshine Coast 2021
USC to welcome 5,500 new students during O Week
22 Feb

Hundreds of new USC students from across Australia brought colour and excitement to the Sunshine Coast campus today for the first day of Orientation.

Students to start uni journey with Orientation
22 Feb

USC will hold Orientation Day events at its Fraser Coast and Gympie campuses this week to officially welcome new students to university life.

New USC Biomedical Science student Teagan Osborn
Family illness spurs Teagan to study biomedicine
21 Feb

With an ATAR of 98.70 and diverse interests, Caloundra school-leaver Teagan Osborn had plenty of options open for 2021.

USC Moreton Bay exceeds enrolment expectations
19 Feb

Queensland’s newest university campus – USC Moreton Bay – will soon have 3,000 students enrolled, far more than originally forecast for its second year.

Buzz in the air as foursome begins Medical Science
18 Feb

USC will soon become a hive of study activity for four high-achieving Sunshine Coast school leavers – including one who’ll be juggling two homegrown honey businesses.

Travel agent changes plans to future-proof career
18 Feb

Even before the upheavals caused by COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions, Fraser Coast travel agent Jessica Spain was looking for a new, future-proof career after 10 years working in the industry.

Professor Jeanine Young, left, and PhD student Rebecca Shipstone
Disadvantage and adversity behind high sudden infant death rate
17 Feb

Queensland’s first large-scale study of all sudden infant deaths to date has identified key factors contributing to the state’s persistently high annual death rate of babies.

USC Bachelor of Biomedical Science student  Ivy Dugdale
Scholarship helps Ivy dive deep into science
16 Feb

An aspiring young scientist from Gympie plans to use a Biomedical Science degree from USC as a springboard into a career in medicine.

USC Bachelor of Design graduate Jordi Millard.
Creative career choice lets Jordi follow her heart
16 Feb

Head or heart? That was the career choice facing young Gympie artist Jordi Kate Millard until a USC degree helped her to channel her creativity into her own design business.

Koala at Qld Zoo
Koala chlamydia vaccine research features in documentary
16 Feb

USC’s Professor of Microbiology Peter Timms has featured in an ABC TV Catalyst program called “Are We Killing Our Koalas?”.

Emma is keen to embrace a teacher’s life
15 Feb

Inspired by her own school experience, Maryborough’s Emma Cordie is about to embark on a university journey at USC Fraser Coast that will lead to a career as an educator.

Birth trauma a national problem, says USC expert
10 Feb

A USC midwifery expert who has studied the birth trauma experiences of hundreds of women is set to feature in a new documentary.

Master of Teaching (Secondary) Dr Ashwita Venkatesh
USC degree takes doctor from clinic to classroom
9 Feb

A medical doctor and clinical researcher of 10 years who treated children with polio in rural India and Nigeria has become a Sunshine Coast high school teacher, encouraging more teenagers – particularly women – into maths and science professions.

Study finds potential treatment to reduce chronic suicidality
8 Feb

A new study from USC Australia has found that oral doses of ketamine administered in a clinical setting can provide a rapid-acting treatment for chronic suicidality.

Free planning course for Moreton Bay businesses
8 Feb

The success of a six-week planning course in helping small business owners and managers in the Moreton Bay region tackle the challenges and opportunities of a COVID economy has prompted a second series from Thursday 4 March.

Medicine success has Gympie dux feeling great
2 Feb

Victory College senior dux Abigail McAllister says it is a dream come true to be able to start her university journey towards a career as surgeon while still living at home in Gympie.

Investing in local talent pays off for Hervey Bay firm
1 Feb

Hervey Bay’s JR Marketing Group Director Josh Rimmington said he knew the digital marketing agency did not have to look far when recruiting new, skilled talent into the business.

Scholarships expand career, study options for Fraser Coast students
28 Jan

USC is offering 25 exclusive full scholarships for Fraser Coast students applying to study a range of undergraduate certificates this semester.

$45,000 scholarship for new Gympie nursing students
28 Jan

New students enrolling full-time in the three-year Bachelor of Nursing Science at USC’s Gympie campus this semester can apply for a scholarship, valued at up to $45,000.

Business analyst becomes midwife to help mums
28 Jan

A Brisbane-raised business analyst who worked in investment management and finance in London for 10 years has graduated from USC with her third degree – to become a midwife.

Myall Creek massacre exhibition provides new perspective
28 Jan

An exhibition exploring the history and site of the 1838 Myall Creek massacre through the work of some of Australia’s leading Indigenous artists is expected to challenge visitors to take a new look at history.

Clinical trial of experimental new treatment for chronic plaque psoriasis
28 Jan

USC Clinical Trials is about to begin a study of an experimental new treatment for mild to moderate chronic plaque psoriasis, a common skin condition.

Superheroes to the rescue of chemistry students
19 Jan

USC academics have devised a cunning plan to harness the power of superheroes to help first-year Chemistry students better understand the complex concepts of the periodic table of elements.

Short course helps Tina earn PNG business award
18 Jan

An aspiring entrepreneur who boosted her business success in Papua New Guinea after completing a short course in business at USC Sunshine Coast is starting 2021 as one of PNG’s 10 most innovative producers of consumer goods.

More than 5,600 receive offers to study at USC
14 Jan

A record number of people have received offers to begin degrees at USC in Semester 1 this year, with interest in studying at the university surging.

Research weeds out problems for Coast beach dunes
14 Jan

PhD research into the plants and insects of the Sunshine Coast’s beach dunes is identifying more ways to restore and revegetate the iconic environment – without the weeds.

Bidens make USC Fraser Coast their first choice
14 Jan

While some school leavers have trouble deciding their next move after high school, it has been an easy choice for Mackenzie Biden of Hervey Bay – she is following her brother Thomas into a career as a teacher.

Back to uni helps businesswoman banish COVID déjà vu
12 Jan

While the resurgence of COVID-19 is causing deja vu for many business owners, Fiona Roberts is looking forward to “another amazing year” in 2021.