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October 2021

Brain scientist’s free tips to keep your mind sharp
1 Nov

People can learn how to keep their grey matter in good shape as they get older at a free talk by USC Associate Professor of Psychology Mathew Summers.

USC degree puts nurse on path to job satisfaction
1 Nov

After having worked in jobs ranging from hospitality to accounting, USC graduate T’Neill Eyre of Scarborough has finally found her true passion in nursing.

USC’s kindness campaign named Australia’s best
29 Oct

USC has won a national award for a fundraising campaign that raised almost $280,000 to find solutions for mental health challenges, help koalas devastated by bushfires and disease, and support financially disadvantaged students.

USC preservice teacher Patrick Bailey
USC helps to boost technology teaching in schools
28 Oct

A USC program is helping to equip educators with better ways to teach technology to primary school students.

Jez Lofthouse in a pre-season Roar game against Capalaba
Brisbane Roar sign USC student on two-year deal
28 Oct

Brisbane Roar Football Club has signed USC student Jez Lofthouse to play in the national A-League competition.

USC welcomes plan for the return of international students
27 Oct

USC Australia has welcomed a Queensland Government announcement that it plans to allow the return of international students to Queensland from early 2022.

Dr Gail Crimmins, Dr Sarah Casey and Dr Saskia de Klerk on their way to St George for Real Rural Women's Leadership workshops.
USC helps break digital divide for rural women
27 Oct

USC academics are teaming up with a regional development organisation to help rural women develop digital communication skills, gain political influence and generate non-farming income to boost both their farms and their communities.

Dr Riana Gardiner (l) and Dr Romane Cristescu with Bear
Now Bear nose he’s an award-winner
26 Oct

USC’s Detection Dogs for Conservation team is celebrating an international award for intrepid Bear, the six-year-old former rescue dog now known across the world for his work in tracking koalas after Australia’s 2019-20 bushfires.

Design Lecturer Deborah Fisher
Fashion secrets to be revealed at free lounge lecture
25 Oct

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 at Buderim.

Professor Stuart Parsons
Top researcher to lead science, technology at USC
25 Oct

A leading academic and zoologist renowned globally for his research into bat acoustics has been appointed Dean of USC Australia’s School of Science, Technology and Engineering.

Former MP graduates with Science Honours
22 Oct

A former State Member for Sandgate who had worked in the metals and manufacturing sector for 20 years has graduated from USC with a Bachelor of Science (Honours).

Mum swaps sales for study to help young people
22 Oct

Stints as a foster carer recently prompted Morayfield mother-of-three Rebecca Patterson to reassess her career options and begin studying at USC Moreton Bay.

USC academic joins debate on urban development
20 Oct

Research, experience and daubs of humour will be on display when six architecture, design and housing industry experts join the Sunshine Coast Open House 2021 Debate to thrash out how the region should grow post-pandemic.

Rachel McGhee
Top television journalism award for USC graduate
20 Oct

A USC graduate has taken out a hotly contested category at Queensland’s premier journalism awards with a story about the state’s youngest drag queen.

Bethany’s love of planning brings academic success
19 Oct

Bethany Nelson’s keen interest in event management has taken her from organising school events to being awarded a Medal for Academic Excellence at her USC graduation.

USC students design ‘weapons’ for mock attack
19 Oct

USC Mechanical Design students are about to engage in mock medieval warfare – armed with little more than their wits and lightweight wood – in a quest for glory and top assessment marks.

Small courses to help power business success
18 Oct

USC is delivering a series of short study modules to help businesses and individuals improve their social media presence and build their leaderships skills.

Study journey takes Beke from Germany to Fraser Coast
18 Oct

A decision to explore Australia has led to a brand-new life and career focus for former Germany bookkeeper Beke Koehn, who graduated recently from USC.

Social work graduates aim to make a difference
15 Oct

Two new USC Fraser Coast graduates are working to improve mental health and wellbeing in the community as social workers at hospitals in Bundaberg and Hervey Bay.

USC leads rollout of critical vaccine for koalas
15 Oct

USC is leading a Phase 3 rollout of a koala chlamydia vaccine that has been developed collaboratively over many years with many partners, including the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

Robot lizards research wins 3MT competition
13 Oct

A PhD student developing bio-inspired robot lizards to better understand animal movement and apply the knowledge to the needs of industry has won the annual USC Three-Minute Thesis competition.

Fraser Coast students to celebrate academic milestone
13 Oct

USC Fraser Coast’s latest cohort of graduating students will formally celebrate their achievements tomorrow.

Harry Peet
USC graduate puts engineering skills to work for Moreton Bay
12 Oct

Recent USC Mechanical Engineering graduate Harry Peet is now managing major projects aimed at improving and streamlining services at one of Australia’s largest councils.

Michael Nagel
Using brain science to overcome gender-based learning barriers
11 Oct

A child development expert at USC Australia has drawn on the latest brain science to write two new books about meeting the different learning needs of boys and girls.

Business graduate takes fast track into management
8 Oct

USC Business graduate Samuel Johnson is already managing the Queensland warehouse of a national company.

Chef finds perfect mix of food and science
6 Oct

A Maryborough chef is combining her industry experience with knowledge gained through a USC degree to serve up science-based nutrition facts and advice to customers in their homes.

USC academic to discuss tales of lost worlds
6 Oct

A USC Australia academic has been chosen by the Boston Museum of Science to deliver a virtual talk next week on the mystery of civilisations and lands lost beneath the sea.

Welcome Home our Olympians and Paralympians
6 Oct

Olympians and Paralympians from the Sunshine Coast who competed at the Tokyo Games will be congratulated at a massive civic reception at USC tomorrow.

Champion para-athlete powers to study success
1 Oct

With her seeing eye dog  by her side and three-month-old baby in the audience, champion Para-athlete Kyra Domrow celebrated her latest achievement at a USC graduation ceremony this week.