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Key dates

  • 3 July: Session 5 - Census date
  • 13–17 July: Semester 2/Trimester 2 - Orientation Week
  • 17 July: Session 4 - End of session
  • 20 July: Semester 2/Trimester 2 - Classes commence
  • 24 July: Session 5 - Last day to drop courses or withdraw from study without academic penalty and receiving a Withdrawn Fail (WF) grade

For more key dates, refer to the academic calendar.

Upcoming student events

17 Jul
3rd Annual Student Leadership Symposium

Registrations are now open in Student Hub for the 3rd Annual Student Leadership Symposium

Latest posts

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Jobs of the Week
3 Jul

The Careers and Employability team are delivering the goods this week with new jobs, volunteer opportunities and internship roles!

Rhodes Scholarships are now open!
2 Jul

If you are 'committed to the service of others and show promise of becoming value-driven, principled leaders for the world's future' - apply for a Rhodes Scholarship.

Do you know a Diversity and Inclusion Champion?
2 Jul

Nominations for the Vice-Chancellor and President Diversity and Inclusion Awards now open!

Previous posts

Orientation is live!
2 Jul

New students – get started with your online Orientation today! Refine your study skills, ask questions about your program and meet new people.

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Thank you for having a say on the new Diversity and Inclusion Plan!
1 Jul

To maximise our potential as a University and ensure we reflect the diversity of our staff, students and community, we committed to developing a contemporary Diversity and Inclusion Plan.

Change of program applications for semester 2 closing soon
30 Jun

The last date to apply for a change of program effective for semester 2 2020 is Monday 13 July

Scam alert - student fees
30 Jun

Important notice to all students.

Semester 2, 2020 wall planner
24 Jun

Keep track of important academic and assessment dates.

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2021 Student Diary Cover Artwork Competition
24 Jun

Competition closing date extended to midnight Sunday 12 July! Take this opportunity to showcase your creative talent! USC is looking for a professional design, photo, or illustration that reflects the spirit of success, diversity, and inclusion at USC.

A message from the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students)
23 Jun

A message from the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students)

First Nations Community Survey
22 Jun

Help reduce suicide and improve social and emotional wellbeing among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the Sunshine Coast, by taking part in a culturally-safe, anonymous USC survey.

How to select your second year nursing classes in Semester 2 2020
18 Jun

If you are currently enrolled in NUR227 Session 4) you must select classes for your Semester 2 courses (NUR131 NUR222 NUR286 and NUR331 that match your placement group for NUR227

Select your class times now for Study Period 2, 2020!
17 Jun

Select your class times now or drop any courses you have decided not to study to avoid incurring fees/academic penalties at Census Date.

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Campus Facebook Groups
16 Jun

The campus Facebook groups are an online space for students to connect with your peers and USC staff within the campus you attend.

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A message from your Student Representatives
16 Jun

Your Student Reps are working to ensure your voice is heard.

Order your Course Workbooks for Sem 2 via MyPrint
16 Jun

Course Workbooks for Semester 2 are available to order on the MyPrint Shop.

PhD Scholarship Opportunity with the USC Road Safety Research Collaboration
15 Jun

An opportunity exists for an outstanding, full-time PhD candidate to undertake an agreed program of research in social science, psychology, criminology, sociology, injury prevention or related disciplines.

Complete your academic integrity modules and quizzes
1 Jun

At USC, all students who are commencing their studies are required to successfully complete all five student academic integrity modules and quizzes within their first period of enrolment.

Survey to help USC provide better support for students with disability
1 Jun

Complete this survey to help USC best support you during your studies and beyond by determining the barriers faced by students with disability.

Survey: Making our roads safer
27 May

Help researchers at USC understand drink and drug driving behaviours for young adults in Queensland.

IT Systems maintenance | 19-22 June
27 May

You may be unable to access USC's IT systems during this time.

Free, ready-made meals available for students
25 May

Free, ready-made meals available for students!

Last chance for flu vaccinations at the USC Sunshine Coast campus
21 May

Book now for Tuesday 26 May, the last day of USC flu vaccinations at Terry White Chemmart, Ochre Health Sippy Downs.

Student Leadership Symposium
18 May

Registrations are now open for the Student Leadership Symposium

EduGear at USC Moreton Bay
13 May

Semester 2 text and resource offer.

New look USC website
13 May

We are excited to announce the new look USC website will go live on Wednesday 13 May

Temporary unavailability of online payment system
13 May

USC’s online payment system will be temporarily offline.

USC Library introduces Click and Collect
11 May

To increase access to USC Library print collections, USC Library has now introduced Contactless Click and Collect.

We stand with our LGBTIQ+ community
7 May

17 May - International day again homophobia, biphobia, intersex phobia and transphobia.

USC Student Representative
Register now to become a Student Representative!
7 May

Share ideas and suggestions to enhance the student experience.

Have your say on USC's courses and teaching
Complete your Semester 1 eVALU8 surveys
7 May

Have your say on your recent course experience.

Printing services available to students
5 May

Check out the range of printing options still available for students.

40 NCWQ bursaries on offer for female students
30 Apr

The National Council of Women of Queensland (NCWQ) has just launched its 2020 program of 40 bursaries for female students - apply now.

Study in the Indo-Pacific in 2021
27 Apr

Apply for the New Colombo Plan Scholarship worth up to $67,000.

PVC(S) Open Forum Zoom sessions recordings available online
27 Apr

PVC(S) Open Forum Zoom sessions recordings are now available on Mediasite.

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Campus Planning and Development | Projects Update
23 Apr

Here's a snapshot of what construction and refurbishment projects are happening on our USC campuses.

Temporary closure of some toilet facilities
20 Apr

Some toilet facilities are being closed to ensure all remaining facilities can be routinely cleaned and sanitised

USC Moreton Bay Temporary Carpark reopening
17 Apr

​On Monday 20 April 2020, the USC Moreton Bay Temporary Carpark will reopen for use by staff and students.

Now open - The LGBTIQ+ Leadership Bursary
15 Apr

A $1,500 bursary is now on offer at USC to recognise the efforts of students contributing to an inclusive culture at USC and promoting awareness of issues affecting people of diverse genders and sexualities.

How to study at home like a pro!
8 Apr

Tips from students, for students.

Have you registered for the USC Mentoring Program?
8 Apr

Need guidance on your career path? Applying for a graduate program or job? Register for the USC Mentoring Program!

Scholarship applications for Semester 2 are open!
3 Apr

Apply for money to help you while you study.

Finding work in a time of COVID-19
2 Apr

Tips and support services to help you find work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Managing Coronavirus (COVID-19) anxiety/stress
1 Apr

The constant media coverage of COVID-19 in the news and many social media platforms can lead to us feeling fearful, anxious and worried.

Managing Self-Isolation: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
1 Apr

We acknowledge there are challenges related to social isolation, such as not being able to be with loved ones, reduced income and sense of freedom, loneliness, anger, increased stress and uncertainty about the future.

Managing study/home balance in a technology-enabled learning environment
1 Apr

Managing a study/home balance is about focusing on the energy you attribute to each role in your life and maintaining a balance in the areas that are important to you.

How do I use Zoom?
31 Mar

Learn how to use Zoom - from 30 March 2020 your courses may be delivered using technology-enabled learning platforms, primarily Blackboard and Zoom.

Get your free flu vaccine
30 Mar

Flu vaccines will be available for students starting in April.

Cybersecurity in the time of coronavirus
27 Mar

A guide to practising cyber hygiene.

USC Library is now closed
26 Mar

24-hour spaces remain available at USC Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay and Fraser Coast

Connect with USC Careers and Employability
25 Mar

We're available to help prepare you for employment - get started today!

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Want to change your program of study?
25 Mar

Change of program applications open on Monday 6 April for Semester 2 2020.

Bike security on campus
23 Mar

A reminder to keep safety in mind when using bike facilities on campus.

Face-to-face drop-ins cancelled at all campuses
18 Mar

Connect with Learning Advisers online and on the phone instead

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Temporary ban on the use of reusable cups at USC food and beverage outlets
17 Mar

Help reduce the exposure of COVID-19 to USC cafe and Brasserie staff.

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Are your personal contact details up-to-date?
17 Mar

Check that your personal contact details are correct.

Do you have a Learning Access Plan?
6 Mar

Check out these helpful tips if you have an Learning Access Plan.

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Have you heard of Students as Partners?
5 Mar

Passionate about helping others? Register for Students as Partners!

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Travelling to USC Moreton Bay?
2 Mar

Get to USC Moreton Bay via a free shuttle service departing from USC Sunshine Coast

Changing your study plans? Don't forget to tell Centrelink
2 Mar

If you get Youth Allowance, Austudy, ABSTUDY or Pensioner Education Supplement, keep Service Australia up-to-date with your study plans.

Order your Course Workbooks online now!
25 Feb

Course Workbooks for Semester 1, 2020 are available to order online via the MyPrint Shop.

Become a USC Ally - Workshops available at all campuses
25 Feb

Become a USC Ally: act as a point of contact for students and staff on LGBTIQ issues.

Where to buy your Translink go card
24 Feb

You can purchase your Translink go card from the go card machine located at the USC Sunshine Coast Bus Interchange, online via Translink or at selected retailers.

Want an escort to the train or bus from USC Moreton Bay?
14 Feb

SafeUSC Officers at Moreton Bay campus will do regular walking escorts to Petrie Station and the USC Shuttle bus stop.

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Changes to borrowing at USC Library
10 Feb

You told us, and we listened! From Monday 17 February 2020 USC Library will be providing you with a vastly improved way you access its collections.

Booktopia has acquired The Co-op
5 Feb

Find the widest range of textbooks online at Booktopia!

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Sustainable USC | Container Refund Scheme
30 Jan

Drop your used drinking containers in a Container Refund Scheme bin located at USC Sunshine Coast to raise money for a charity selected by USC.

Two new retailers announced at USC Moreton Bay
28 Jan

USC welcomes textbook and stationery supplier EduGear as well as Bellissimo Coffee to the Moreton Bay campus from mid-February.

Look out for wildlife on our USC Sunshine Coast campus
25 Oct 2019

As a designated wildlife reserve, the USC Sunshine Coast campus is home to a plethora of wildlife and provides important habitat in an increasingly urban area.

Has your program structure changed?
18 Sep 2019

Some program structures and course offerings have changed.

SafeUSC - See something, say something
26 Jul 2019

SafeUSC is open 24 hours and is your one stop shop for any safety related matters on or off campus.

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6 Mar 2019

Keep up-to-date with the latest happenings - follow USC on social media!

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Need a student ID card?
26 Feb 2019

New to USC? Returning to study after a break? Find out how to get your student ID card.