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Parent Lounge Update

2021

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Never too early, never too late to study
20 Apr

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.

Student support at USC
20 Apr

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

Technology and the developing brain
20 Apr

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.

Five tips for uni success
10 Feb

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

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Study USC's Headstart program online
10 Feb

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

What's new at USC in 2021
10 Feb

2020 was a challenging year for many.

Driller digs deep for career as doctor
10 Feb

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.