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July 2021

Learn how to become suicide-aware at USC workshop
30 Jul

Fraser Coast residents can develop skills that could save lives by taking part in a suicide alertness training workshop being offered by USC.

Six Spartans heading to Games staging camp
30 Jul

Six USC Spartans swimmers and their coach Nathan Doyle will travel to Cairns this weekend for a Swimming Australia staging camp ahead of the Tokyo Paralympic Games.

Exhibition for men’s mental health
29 Jul

An exhibition that focuses on how Sunshine Coast men deal with mental health issues was officially launched on Thursday 29 July.

Students ready to hack into data for skills test
29 Jul

USC Engineering and Computer Science students will hack into open government data to develop creative solutions to real-world problems at the annual GovHack event from 20-22 August.

Degree instrumental in medical lab career success
29 Jul

A USC Medical Laboratory Science graduate has been promoted from technician to scientist at Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) within months of gaining both her associate degree and a Bachelor of Biomedical Science.

USC graduate Leah Neale
Graduate Leah Neale claims bronze medal
29 Jul

USC graduate Leah Neale has won an Olympic bronze medal as part of the Australian 4x200m freestyle relay team in Tokyo.

USC offers Indigenous community free tertiary taster
27 Jul

USC is offering a free university skills course for members of the Sunshine Coast Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community who are interested in taking the first step towards tertiary study.

Whale event to create waves with powerful messages
27 Jul

First-hand insights from USC researchers and others on the front line of whale conservation and research in Australia will be presented at a free public event  as part of the Hervey Bay Whale Festival.

New mRNA COVID-19 vaccine trial to begin soon
27 Jul

USC Clinical Trials will soon begin a trial of a potential new mRNA vaccine formulation for COVID-19 at its Morayfield centre.

Kaylee McKeown - photo Swimming Australia
Kaylee McKeown wins Olympic gold medal
27 Jul

USC Spartans swimmer Kaylee McKeown has become an Olympic champion today after winning the final of the 100m backstroke at the Tokyo Olympics.

Sophie McCulloch (Photo Credit Adam Styles)
Elite surfing student sets sights on next Games
26 Jul

The inclusion of surfing as an Olympic sport in Tokyo has inspired USC graduand Sophie McCulloch to set her sights on competing at the 2024 Games in Paris.

Future students can ‘Meet USC’ on campus
26 Jul

USC will open the doors to four of its South East Queensland campuses this Sunday, 1 August, for its annual Meet USC events.

Six USC athletes are competing in Tokyo Games
23 Jul

USC will be cheering on its six athletes competing at the Tokyo Olympic Games in the sports of swimming, marathon swimming, softball and cycling.

USC course to help future-proof small businesses
22 Jul

Small business owners and managers can learn how to future-proof their businesses by taking part in a free short course offered by USC that focuses on developing strategies for sustainability and success.

Games could deliver ongoing benefits for accessibility, says Paralympic athlete
21 Jul

A former Paralympic wheelchair basketballer who helped Brisbane bid for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games is eagerly awaiting news on the decision from Tokyo.

USC law student is a water-skiing sensation
21 Jul

Australia’s new overall women’s open water ski champion Casey Wooderson is powering ahead towards two key goals – representing Australia in future world titles and using her laws studies with USC as a pathway to a career as a Native Title lawyer.

PhD student seeks Indigenous voices hidden in Queensland history
20 Jul

An Indigenous USC PhD student is taking on the complex task of bringing to light the history of Queensland’s First Nations people that has been hidden in state archives in a bid to amplify their voices in historical narratives.

Kaia Parnaby will pitch for the Australian softball team in Tokyo
USC athlete to star in opening event at Tokyo
19 Jul

USC student Kaia Parnaby looks set to play a central role in the first sporting action of the Tokyo Games on Wednesday 21 July as host nation Japan takes on Australia in softball.

USC holds mid-year Orientation for new students
16 Jul

USC is staging a mix of on-campus and online Orientation events next week to help new students across its five campuses from Fraser Coast to Moreton Bay get the right start to their university journey.

New degree helps students plug into music careers
15 Jul

A new USC degree for 2022 aims to amplify the scope and skills of the next generation of music industry artists and professionals across the Sunshine Coast, Australia and the globe.

USC’s Open Day will be open to all online
15 Jul

USC Australia is once again offering a ‘choose your own adventure’-style online event for its annual Open Day on Sunday 18 July.

Bird nests hold plastics dangers: USC study
12 Jul

A world-first study by USC researchers of almost 900 Australian bird nest specimens dating back more than 180 years has found an increasing amount of potentially harmful plastics and parasites in nests built over recent decades

Aunty Judi Wickes
NAIDOC Week holds joy, sorrow for Aunty Judi
8 Jul

NAIDOC Week holds great significance each year for Aunty Judi Wickes, a long-term Indigenous Services staff member at USC.

World of fashion to be revealed at free lounge lecture
8 Jul

Find out what it takes to dress rock stars such as Lady Gaga and design clothes for leading fashion houses at a free USC lounge bar lecture in Gympie.

Young Unis ranking highlights USC’s progress
7 Jul

USC Australia’s result in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings for 2021 has highlighted its success in becoming a globally significant, world-class university.

USC experts available to comment on Olympic Games
5 Jul

Academic experts from USC are available to comment on various topics related to the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games - from athlete nutrition to infectious disease management, high performance sport to Paralympic athletes.

New leader for research and innovation at USC
2 Jul

USC Australia has appointed Professor Ross Young as its new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation).

Dietetics student Abbey Sullivan in North West Qld
Dietetics student takes the roads less travelled
1 Jul

A USC Dietetics student planning a series of work placements across regional Queensland in the next six months has won a $1,500 scholarship to help fund her journey of more than 2,000km.