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The Lounge Update articles for 2021

Supporting your child through ATAR disappointment
13 Dec 2021

When my ATAR was released, I was pretty devastated that it wasn’t going to get me into what I initially wanted to study.

Communications Expert studies to become a Marine Biologist
7 Dec 2021

A single parent working as a Communications Expert fulfills her dream to study Marine Biology.

Taking a leap of faith brings great rewards for mature age student
12 Oct 2021

When I left high school, I was told that University wasn’t an option for me.

How Parents can help their child during the transition to University
30 Sep 2021

The final years of high school are stressful! Parents, don’t worry! There’s plenty you can do to help.

How to support your child in their QCE Exams
30 Jul 2021

What we often hear from parents is “What’s the best way to support my child through end-of-year exams?”

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Worried your child won’t get the ATAR they need? There are many pathways to uni – don’t let the ATAR shake you!
28 Jul 2021

2021 has been an unsettling and challenging time for everyone, particularly for Year 12 students.

Bank manager gains uni medal on path to medicine
18 Jun 2021

After 22 years in the banking industry, mother-of-three, Kasey Webb, received the university medal for her academic achievement in the Biomedical Science program.

The love and passion of University study
17 Jun 2021

Our regular contributor Dr Janet Lee looks at what motivates people to go to university and why it’s important to follow your passion and study something you love.

Changing directions, changing degrees?
14 Jun 2021

One of the most common questions we hear from new students – and their parents – is “What happens if I choose the wrong degree?”

Student support at USC
20 Apr 2021

University can be an exciting and sometimes unfamiliar journey, but know that your child is supported throughout the entire process with USC.

Never too early, never too late to study
20 Apr 2021

A 45-year-old Biomedical Science student who “always wanted to go to university and always had an interest in medicine” has been joined on campus this year by her 16-year-old daughter through USC’s Headstart program.

Technology and the developing brain
20 Apr 2021

Over the last decade technology has evolved and while many young people are aware of issues associated with excessive smartphone use, they can still be reluctant to put them down, says one of Australia’s foremost experts in child development.

What's new at USC in 2021
10 Feb 2021

2020 was a challenging year for many.

Headstart students Ashleigh Aubrey and Sienna Zerafa
Study USC's Headstart program online
10 Feb 2021

Headstart gives Year 11 and 12 students the chance to study university subjects while still in high school.

Five tips for uni success
10 Feb 2021

When your child is weighing up their uni options, it’s natural to have questions.

Driller digs deep for career as doctor
10 Feb 2021

A former fly in-fly out mines driller who recently graduated from USC with a Psychology degree is taking his career change even further in 2021 after getting into medicine.