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2020

Lots of different pathways... and they all lead to USC
8 Dec 2020

ATAR results are released soon and this can be a stressful time for parents and students.

Mum aims high as she reaches for career dream
8 Dec 2020

While Kristy Benson once thought attending university was out of reach, she now says studying Midwifery at USC helped her realise the importance of chasing a dream and the power of self-belief.

Study online in 2021
8 Dec 2020

If you’re thinking about a new career, you can get started with an online degree and have the flexibility to study in the way that suits you.

What does it cost to go to uni?
14 Oct 2020

Going to university is an exciting time for your child as they discover a new-found freedom in this next chapter of their life.

Tips for supporting your child from high school to university
14 Oct 2020

Supporting a child at university can be an unknown path for some parents and finding the best way to guide a child on this journey can sometimes be challenging.

What's your Parent Persona?
14 Oct 2020

We’ve developed a new online tool to help you understand your parenting style when it comes to supporting your child’s tertiary study plans.

Career Spotlight: Urban Design and Town Planning
14 Oct 2020

We chatted to Mitch Tilly who is currently living every SimCity player’s dream – helping to influence and shape the future of the rapidly growing Moreton Bay region as an Urban Designer after studying a Bachelor of Urban Design and Town Planning at USC.

Helping your child make an informed decision about going to university
12 Aug 2020

Young people may underestimate the benefits of a university degree.

Start uni in high school
12 Aug 2020

Is your child moving into Year 11 or 12 next year and can’t wait to start university? USC’s Headstart program might be for them.

A Parent's Perspective: Career paths
12 Aug 2020

Choosing which career path to follow can be a difficult decision for a teenager to make.

Applying through QTAC: Frequently asked questions
12 Aug 2020

We’ve answered the most frequently asked questions when it comes to applying to study at USC.

How to help your child plan for their career
17 Jun 2020

Choosing a career is a big decision for your child, what to ‘do’, what career to ‘have’, what to study.

Career Spotlight: Environmental Science
17 Jun 2020

Imagine being able to help farmers grow a sustainable business while positively impacting the Great Barrier Reef? That’s exactly what USC graduate Dave Clancy is doing.

A Parent Perspective
17 Jun 2020

It was a proud parent moment for Debbie and Nick Orman when their daughter Rubie graduated from USC last year.

Career clustering can help your child navigate post-school choices
16 Apr 2020

Our ability to earn an income is one of our greatest assets, and while choosing a career has never been easy, it’s even more complicated these days.

Student Profile: The future is digital
16 Apr 2020

As technology reshapes the world right before our eyes, we explore how the next generation of workers will tackle a changing future.

Tips for learning at home during COVID-19
16 Apr 2020

Many parents and caregivers have suddenly found themselves in shut-down home-schooling situations.

Does your child want a Headstart at uni?
17 Feb 2020

Has your child ever thought about starting university while still in high school? USC’s Headstart Program allows Year 11 and 12 students to get a taste of university life by studying first-year uni subjects on campus and gaining credit towards a future degree.

How cyberbullying affects your brain: study reveals
17 Feb 2020

Cyberbullying has a measurable impact on the brain even if you are just watching, according to world-first research from USC’s Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience - Thompson Institute.

Off on a new adventure
17 Feb 2020

It is the time of year when small children have shiny new shoes, when hats are just a tad too big for the heads they cover, when backpacks seem bigger than the bodies which carry them, and when there are nerves about school – from either child or parent or both.

USC Moreton Bay interior
What's new at USC in 2020
17 Feb 2020

2020 has kicked off with a flying start as we saw a record number of students receiving offers to begin degrees at USC in Semester 1 following a major expansion of the University in Moreton Bay.

Career profile: Curious about Civil Engineering?
17 Feb 2020

Ever wondered what a Civil Engineer does? Well they plan, design, build and maintain the infrastructure we rely on as a civilisation – including things like buildings, roads, water systems and more.