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Have your say - eVALU8
Have your say!
10 May

eVALU8 Semester 1, 2021 opening soon

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Jobs of the Week
7 May

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

Clinical trial for youth depression
6 May

USC’s Thompson Institute seeks participation from young people in a clinical trial of a potential new treatment for depression.

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Academic Skills Q&A sessions
4 May

Got a question? Ask a Learning Adviser!

Occupational Violence Prevention - Conflict Management training
30 Apr

Opportunity for USC Caboolture 2nd and 3rd year nursing students.

Students. We need your help!
30 Apr

Students needed for Marketing photoshoots.

Be cautious of employment offers from online study platforms
30 Apr

Some online study platforms are seeking to employ students to promote their services to other students.

GROW Rural applications open
27 Apr

Rural Queensland immersion experience for health students.

Research project: Social Capital Enablers & Barriers
27 Apr

Deaf or hard of hearing participants required.

Scam alert - student fees
27 Apr

There have been several reports of fee scams targeting University students in Australia.

23 Apr

Sunday, 25 April 2021.

Volunteer for the EXPLORE Career Pathways Expos
22 Apr

Volunteer to assist primary school students as they come to USC to learn about various career pathways.

Be visible; Be proud; Be an Ally!
22 Apr

17 May - International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersex phobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)

Does social media influence our driving behaviour?
22 Apr

Participants needed for a new research study at the Road Safety Research Collaboration Unit.

Has your program structure changed?
21 Apr

Some program structures and course offerings have changed.

Email security protection trial - Microsoft Safelink
19 Apr

You may notice some slight differences in how your email links display as USC begins trialling Microsoft Safelink security protection tools over the next month.

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How will you change the world?
13 Apr

The Global Leadership Forum will bring together students online for three hours to engage with a global network of visionary leaders representing massive international brands as well as unsung heroes who make change happen in their local communities.

Become a USC Ambassador
12 Apr

USC is currently recruiting for several casual Student Ambassadors to be based at various campuses.

Update to USC Sunshine Coast shuttle timetable
12 Apr

The USC Sunshine Coast to Landsborough Train Station shuttle timetable will change on Wednesday 14 April.

Watch the University Basketball League tournament at USC Sunshine Coast
12 Apr

USC will host Rounds 1-4 of the inaugural national University Basketball League (UBL) tournament that's set to begin on Tuesday 13 April

Get your free flu vaccination
9 Apr

Find out where and when you can get your free flu jab

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USC Study Buddies
9 Apr

Study Buddies is run by students for students - it's a new student-led program designed to provide an easy way for you to connect on campus and share study strategies.

Don't forget your mask!
8 Apr

As advised by QLD Health, mandatory mask requirements remain in place until Thursday 15 April.

Survey | Have an impact on the future of USC Sunshine Coast
6 Apr

USC Sunshine Coast (Sippy Downs) is changing and will be shaped around you.

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Students with ADHD, you are important, and we need to hear your voice
6 Apr

Your voice is important because it is crucial to understanding the experiences of emerging adults with ADHD during the transition from high school to university.

Semester 2, 2021 scholarship applications are now open!
1 Apr

Semester 2, 2021 scholarship applications are now open - apply today for money to help you while you study.

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IT Systems maintenance may occur | 9-12 April
1 Apr

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

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Chomp and Chat at USC Fraser Coast
30 Mar

Join us for great conversation and a free lunch at USC Fraser Coast on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the semester.

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Gym closure at USC Moreton Bay and Caboolture campuses
29 Mar

The USC Moreton Bay and Caboolture gyms will be closed during the Semester 1/Trimester 1 mid-semester break.

Enrol in your Study Period 2 courses by Sunday 2 May
29 Mar

Enrol in your courses on-time so you can select your preferred class times earlier than those who don't.

Student Forums with the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students)
26 Mar

You're invited to join an online student forum and speak directly with your Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students) Professor Denise Wood AM - hear from the PVC (S), raise any concerns you have, make suggestions and share your experience as a USC student.

Become a member of the Student Guild Committee of Management
24 Mar

If you're interested in being on the Student Guild Committee of Management, submit your nomination by Monday 12 April.

Do you identify as having a disability? We can help you to transition into graduate employment.
24 Mar

Kickstart your career by accessing employment support for students with a disability at USC.

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Have your say | Take the Digital Experience Survey
23 Mar

Here's your chance to tell us about your digital experience at USC and go into the draw to win one of five $50 gift cards.

Get the most out of your Learning Access Plan (LAP)
22 Mar

If you have a current Learning Access Plan (LAP) in place for Semester 1, get the most out of it!

Cross-cultural driving study - survey participants needed!
22 Mar

Participate in a cross-cultural study on what deters people from using their mobile phones when driving.

Become a member of USC's Disability Access Groups
19 Mar

We are seeking expressions of interest from current USC students with lived experience of disability to join the Disability and Accessibility Working Group (open to all students) and the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan Implementation Group (open to postgraduate students including HDR and/or Coursework).

Student discount meals | USC Sunshine Coast campus
17 Mar

If you're on the USC Sunshine campus you can enjoy discounted meals under the Student Services Amenities Fee (SSAF) scheme at our USC-operated retail outlets just by showing your USC Student card.

Library information for current students
16 Mar

Need information about access to library buildings, course readings, online and physical collections, or printing, scanning or copying in the Library?

New online process to apply for a replacement Student ID Card
15 Mar

If your Student ID Card is about to expire, there is now a new online process you need to follow to apply for a replacement.

Casual positions available - Join our fun and dynamic crew at our Graduation ceremonies
15 Mar

Reed Graduation Services is on the lookout for a team of enthusiastic and motivated customer service assistants to join our fun and dynamic crew at the upcoming University of the Sunshine Coast graduation ceremonies in April 2021.

24hr Library access
15 Mar

USC Library is expanding 24hr access to the Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, and Fraser Coast campus libraries to help support your study.

Give Blood at USC Sunshine Coast
11 Mar

The Red Cross mobile blood donor centre will be at USC Sunshine Coast on 11 and 12 March and urgently needs more donors to roll up their sleeves and donate.

The VC congratulates our Criminology and Justice team
11 Mar

USC's Criminology and Justice team have been awarded the 2020 Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) Award for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching.

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Can you spot a fake email?
11 Mar

Please be especially vigilant with email from unexpected sources, emails with file attachments, and especially emails that ask you to fill in your login credentials.

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Charging your device - USC Sunshine Coast campus
11 Mar

If you need to charge your device while you're on the USC Sunshine Coast campus, there are several options available to you.

Single Sign-On (SSO) at USC
11 Mar

SSO is designed to minimise the number of times you are required to sign into USC applications.

Harmony Week
Celebrate Harmony Week: 15–19 March
10 Mar

Wear orange to celebrate Harmony Week!

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Learn from experienced students at Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)
8 Mar

If you are enrolled in LFS103, NUR121, HLT103, BUS104, or EDU118 in Semester 1 join weekly Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) to help you improve your grades by learning from an experienced student who has completed the course in the past.

Transform your future career by registering for USC Mentoring!
8 Mar

Register for the USC Mentoring program to chat to USC Alumni mentors online.

Diversity and Inclusion Awareness Workshops
8 Mar

The QLD Human Rights Commission and the QLD Council for LGBTIQ Health are delivering online workshops designed to broaden your knowledge on aspects of Diversity and Inclusion and to enhance your professional practice

International Women's Day
8 Mar

International Women’s Day, 8 March, provides an opportunity to recognise the diverse and significant achievements of women in our communities and the work that still needs to occur.

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Get involved in a thriving research centre
5 Mar

If you are undertaking studies aligned to the Pacific, a Pacific Islander student, or simply interested in getting involved, we encourage you to get in touch.

Higher degree by research opportunities at USC's Thompson Institute
5 Mar

USC’s Thompson Institute invites interest from students for Higher Degree by Research projects (including PhD and Masters)

Seeking healthy adults with a sedentary lifestyle for world-first study
3 Mar

USC's Thompson Institute seeks healthy adults (25-65 years) who spend a lot of time being sedentary (eg sitting at a desk) to take part in research into chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), a poorly understood and debilitating illness.

Semester 1, 2021 wall planner
2 Mar

Keep track of important academic and assessment dates!

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USC Express Shuttles recommence Monday 1 March with new service
26 Feb

In 2021, the new USC Sunshine Coast-Landsborough train station service is a welcomed addition to the shuttle schedule during teaching weeks​​​.

The VC congratulates Professor Gary Thomas on his national role for student equity
26 Feb

USC Dean of Indigenous Education and Engagement Professor Gary Thomas is focused on increasing higher education participation among Indigenous students and has been appointed to a national centre working to help all marginalised and disadvantaged students in Australia.

March is Careers Fair Season
25 Feb

USC is hosting a selection of Virtual National Careers Fairs and all USC students are welcome.

Connect now with your future industry
25 Feb

While you’re at uni, you might like to join your professional association in your field of study to access industry resources, build professional networks and enhance your employability.

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Important Safety Reminder on Campus
25 Feb

As Semester 1 kicks off, we want to remind students that their safety remains our top priority, and safety services on campus will remain in place 24/7, even during the break periods.

Scheduled IT Maintenance | 12-15 March
24 Feb

To ensure the ongoing performance and reliability of our IT Systems, a maintenance window for USC Central is scheduled for 11:59pm Friday 12 March to 8am Monday 15 March.

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Improve public speaking with USC Speakers (Toastmasters)
24 Feb

Course now full for Semester 1 – will be offered again in Semester 2.

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Library notice - USC Sunshine Coast
24 Feb

The power to the Library will be turned off at 5am this Friday 26 February for generator testing.

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Business and Consulting Super Fair - Tuesday 23 February
22 Feb

Don't miss the first Careers Super Fair for 2021! Register now

Chancellor's Medal nominations are open!
16 Feb

Know someone who finished their studies in 2020 and deserves to be recognised? The Chancellor's Medal is awarded in recognition of outstanding achievements made by graduating students.

Single Sign-On (SSO) for Blackboard is now available
16 Feb

SSO is designed to minimise the number of times you are required to sign into USC applications.

Miss Koko Kanteen is coming to USC Sunshine Coast
16 Feb

Miss Koko Kanteen will be open for business on the USC Sunshine Coast campus from Monday 22 February.

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Are your personal contact details up-to-date?
12 Feb

It is important that your contact details are up-to-date.

Struggling to find a rental?
12 Feb

We know it can be tough out there at the moment.

Caboolture Campus Gym Reopens
9 Feb

The free Caboolture campus gym, operated by USC Sport, reopens on Tuesday and Thursdays, 7.30am-12.30pm from 9 February 2021.

Future of Work Program
9 Feb

BHP, together with the Department of Education, have formed the Future of Work Program to promote educational pathways in regional areas and help support Australia’s road to economic recovery.

DeLorean Project: $2,000 grants to support a research project
8 Feb

USC PhD students, here's your chance to become a DeLorean Mentor and develop your skills in translating your research for a young audience.

New students at USC Caboolture Orientation
Pre-semester study skills and learning strategies workshops
3 Feb

Bookings are open for pre-semester workshops kicking off from next week - develop skills and strategies to meet the expectations of university study.

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EduGear opening hours at USC Moreton Bay
2 Feb

EduGear, the textbook,​ stationery and student equipment supplier at USC Moreton Bay, has announced their opening hours for Semester 1, 2021.

Order your Course Workbooks for Semester 1
1 Feb

Course Workbooks for Semester 1 can be ordered now on the MyPrint Shop.

Reopening of cafe seating areas - from Monday 1 February
29 Jan

USC campus cafes and eateries will begin to reopen their seating areas from Monday 1 February.

Lift outages - USC Sunshine Coast and USC Fraser Coast
25 Jan

Lift replacement and repair works are being undertaken at USC Sunshine Coast and USC Fraser Coast.

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The VC congratulates Professor Robin Chazdon for being a Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher
14 Jan

Worth celebrating! Professor Robin Chazdon is a true pioneer in her field of research.

Student common areas available on campus
13 Jan

Check what common areas are available at each campus and cleaning measures in place.

Get ready for class selection
12 Jan

Log into USC Central to find out when class selection opens for you.

Applications are now open for the 2021 USC High Performance Student Athlete program
11 Jan

If you are an athlete competing at a state, national or international level, remember to apply for USC’s High Performance Student Athlete program.

How to select your second or third year nursing classes in Semester 1, 2021
11 Jan

If you are a second or third year Nursing student enrolling in NUR227or NUR311 in Semester 1, 2021, you must select specific classes that match the placement group you have been allocated to.

Get a jump on your studies
8 Jan

Book in for an online Academic Skills Workshop to learn some strategies to improve your study and research skills before classes commence.

Scheduled IT Maintenance | 5-8 February
7 Jan

To ensure the ongoing performance and reliability of our IT Systems, a maintenance window is scheduled for 5pm Friday 5 February to 8am Monday 8 February.

Volunteer at Orientation Week
4 Jan

Sign up to share your USC experience with new students!

USC Holiday Closure: 12noon 24 Dec 2020 – 3 Jan 2021 (inclusive)
23 Dec 2020

USC will close at 12noon Thursday 24 December 2020 and reopen on Monday 4 January 2021.

Study period 1, 2021 draft class timetable is now available (for viewing only).
16 Dec 2020

Use the online Timetable planner to plan your classes ahead of time, so you're ready to select your classes in USC Central when Class selection opens in January.

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USC Community Wellbeing Survey
7 Dec 2020

Complete our wellbeing survey and go in the draw to win!

Worth celebrating! The VC congratulates seaweed scientist named Australian STEM superstar
4 Dec 2020

Marine ecologist Dr Alexandra Campbell is among 60 women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) announced today for the 2020-2021 round of the national program that equips STEM experts with the communication skills to become role models.

Temporary changes to access points at USC Moreton Bay
2 Dec 2020

Some access points at USC Moreton Bay campus will be temporarily closed for timber treatment works currently being undertaken in The Rise and Auditorium to ensure the campus is ready for learning and teaching to resume in 2021.

Single Sign-On (SSO) for USC Central
1 Dec 2020

Single Sign-On (SSO) has been implemented for USC Central to minimise the number of times you're required to sign into USC applications.

Worth celebrating! VC congratulates Associate Professor Sandy O'Sullivan
30 Nov 2020

Dr O’Sullivan will receive $1 million to study and map the complex identities of Indigenous queer artists - this Australian Research Council Future Fellowship is one of only 100 awarded across Australian universities and will allow Dr O'Sullivan to continue the research for the next four years.

Worth celebrating! VC congratulates Professor Catherine Manathunga and Professor Maria Raciti
24 Nov 2020

The ARC has awarded a Discovery Project grant valued at almost $277,500 to the project 'Implementing Indigenous knowledge approaches in doctoral education'.

2020 Hear For You Hackathon Brisbane
24 Nov 2020

An amazing opportunity for young deaf and hard of hearing QLD people (15 to 30 years of age) to engage in creative problem solving and generating solutions to a specific challenge.

EMERALD Wellbeing Program
23 Nov 2020

Feeling a little flat or 'not quite yourself'? USC’s EMERALD wellbeing program can support you to make small but positive changes now.

National research study supporting careers of LGBTQIA+ students
19 Nov 2020

Have your say - be part of a national research study about supporting careers of LGBTQIA+ students in Australian universities.

Scheduled IT Maintenance | 11-14 December
18 Nov 2020

To ensure the ongoing performance and reliability of our IT Systems, a maintenance window is scheduled for 5pm Friday 11 December to 8am Monday 14 December.

National Road Safety Week | 15–22 November
16 Nov 2020

Your pathway to safe driving.

Lift Replacement Works – USC Sunshine Coast campus
12 Nov 2020

From Monday 16 November, lift replacement works will commence in the USC Sunshine Coast campus's Library, Building B and Building D.

Remembrance Day 2020
11 Nov 2020

Wear a poppy and pause for a minute's silence at 11am today, 11 November.

Introducing the Launch U Trade Accelerator Program
10 Nov 2020

USC, in conjunction with Study Queensland and Practera, is offering students the opportunity to work on a 2-week real-world business experience through the Launch U Trade Accelerator (LTA) Program.

Your Student Senate needs you – complete the survey!
10 Nov 2020

Have your say on how your 2021 SSAF is allocated.

Have your say - eVALU8
eVALU8 your Semester 2 2020 course experience
9 Nov 2020

eVALU8 Semester 2 2020 - Have you had your say?

Diversity Awareness Training
9 Nov 2020

USC is committed to creating a work and study environment that values the rich diversity of its students, facilitates equitable access and full participation for those from disadvantaged backgrounds or who are under-represented, and in which all members of the University community take personal responsibility for working to eliminate discriminatory practices.

Worth celebrating! VC congratulates Dr Kylie Scales
6 Nov 2020

Quantitative marine ecologist Dr Kylie Scales has been awarded a prestigious Discovery Early Career Researcher Award by the Australian Research Council, which provides funding to allow her to focus full-time on her research.

Exploring Tailgating Behaviours in Queensland Drivers Survey
5 Nov 2020

Contribute to research that explores tailgating behaviours in Queensland drivers.

Postgraduate Careers Conference
5 Nov 2020

The Postgraduate Student Association (PSA) together with USC Students as Partners invites all USC postgrad students to attend our inaugural Postgraduate Careers Conference.

Don't forget to enrol in your 2021 courses on-time!
3 Nov 2020

Enrol in your 2021 courses by Sunday 15 November so you can select your class times earlier than those who don’t.

Need a holiday when exams finish? USC's Dilli Village has you covered!
26 Oct 2020

Book a stay a Dilli Village on K'gari (Fraser Island).

Reconnect Festival with USC and NightQuarter
26 Oct 2020

You're invited to the Reconnect Festival, a one-day pop-up event in collaboration with NightQuarter, showcasing student work from the USC School of Creative Industries

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Enrol in all your 2021 courses
26 Oct 2020

If you enrol in all your 2021 courses, we can better plan the timetable, inform curriculum changes, avoid class clashes and ensure there are enough spaces in each course for all students who wish to study it.

Have your say - Diversity and Inclusion Plan 2020-2022
25 Oct 2020

The Diversity and Inclusion Plan 2020-2022 will be launched in December - take 3 minutes to provide feedback to ensure the final plan is a genuinely holistic approach.

Contract Cheating Survey
25 Oct 2020

Complete the contract cheating survey and go into the draw to win a $500 Amazon gift voucher and donate to charity.

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Take part in USC's Disability Action Plan survey.
23 Oct 2020

Share your feedback on the new Plan.

Complete your student academic integrity modules and quizzes
20 Oct 2020

All commencing undergraduate and postgraduate students should complete all five student academic integrity modules and quizzes within their first period of enrolment.

Qualtrics survey tool now available for students
19 Oct 2020

Qualtrics survey tool is now available for all USC students.

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Yoga, social media and women’s wellbeing | A research project
15 Oct 2020

The purpose of this research project is to investigate the relationships between yoga, social media and women’s wellbeing.

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Take part in USC's Community Wellbeing survey​​
14 Oct 2020

USC's Thompson Institute is surveying the Sunshine Coast community and investigating the availability of services when people need mental health support.

Scheduled IT Maintenance | 13–16 November
14 Oct 2020

To ensure the ongoing performance and reliability of our IT Systems, a maintenance window is scheduled for 5pm Friday 13 November to 8am Monday 16 November.

RESOLVED - USC Anywhere outage
12 Oct 2020

USC Anywhere and Citrix Workspace issues are now resolved.

Global Climate Change Week 2020
Global Climate Change Week activities
12 Oct 2020

Join us for free events on campus or online as part of Global Climate Change Week, 19–23 October.

Research Unmasked: Physical and mental health during COVID-19
9 Oct 2020

Learn about the mental health and wellbeing impacts of COVID-19 and strategies to better support ourselves and one another.

Has your program structure changed?
8 Oct 2020

Some program structures and course offerings have changed.

Take time - for mental health
7 Oct 2020

World Mental Health Day (10 October) kicks off Queensland Mental Health Week (10 - 18 October), and this year's theme is Take time - for mental health.

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Graduate Outcomes Survey
4 Oct 2020

If you complete your studies at USC this semester, you will receive an email invitation to take part in the Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) in February or May 2021 (depending on your finish date).

The Launch U Trade Accelerator (LTA) Program Information Session
2 Oct 2020

Gain real-world business experience with The Launch U Trade Accelerator (LTA) Program - connecting student teams to undertake international market research/analysis projects for real Queensland Exporters.

USC Moreton Bay campus planned power outage
1 Oct 2020

USC Moreton Bay will be without power on Friday 2 October from 5–7.30pm.

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USC Central Scheduled Maintenance | 5pm Friday 30 October until 8am Monday 2 November
29 Sep 2020

You may be unable to access USC's IT systems (including USC Central and ApplyUSC).

Unplanned Outage - Global Microsoft Service Outage
29 Sep 2020

The issues experienced with some Microsoft applications are now resolved.

Enhance your career path and register for USC Mentoring
28 Sep 2020

Register for USC Mentoring to chat with USC Alumni Mentors online!

CV grading schema
28 Sep 2020

The CV grading schema which was introduced in Semester 1 will not be available for Study Period 2.

Carbon Neutrality Through Sustainability Action - Poster Competition
28 Sep 2020

We want you to help us create awareness around the sustainable solutions that USC has been developing to help reduce its carbon footprint.

2021 Course enrolment opens Monday 12 October!
28 Sep 2020

Enrol in your courses on time so you can select your classes earlier than those who don't.

Unexpected IT maintenance - did this affect your assessment submissions?
24 Sep 2020

At approximately 4.10pm yesterday (Wednesday 23 September), USC experienced unexpected IT maintenance affecting multiple services and sites.

Managing Your Progression Sessions
22 Sep 2020

USC is holding virtual ‘Managing Progression Sessions’ in Week 11 to help you plan your remaining study.

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IT Maintenance Window: Planned outage 25-28 September
21 Sep 2020

There will be a planned IT Outage from 5pm Friday 25–29 Monday 28 September.

Congratulations to Semester 1 Student Leadership Award recipients
17 Sep 2020

Congratulations to the seven students who will soon graduate with a USC Student Leadership Award.

Have you heard of Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)?
14 Sep 2020

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are weekly sessions designed to help you improve your grades by learning from an experienced student - available for students enrolled in BUS101, BUS106, LFS122 or LFS112.

Contract Cheating Crackdown
14 Sep 2020

The Australian Government has announced a crackdown on contract cheating.

Library lighting maintenance USC Sunshine Coast
10 Sep 2020

Saturday 12 September | 7–9am

Thursday 10 September is R U OK? Day
8 Sep 2020

The theme this year is 'There's more to say after R U OK?'.

Student experience Survey
Thank you for participating in the Student Experience Survey!
4 Sep 2020

We appreciate your feedback and take it seriously.

Give life. Give blood at USC Sunshine Coast
4 Sep 2020

The Australian Red Cross Mobile Blood Donor Centre is coming to USC Sunshine Coast.

USC Moreton Bay Temporary Carpark closure - Monday 7 September 2020
3 Sep 2020

The Temporary Carpark at USC Moreton Bay will be closed on Monday 7 September.

Join University-level committees and influence the decision-making of the University
1 Sep 2020

EOI now open for students across all USC campuses to be on academic governance committees

Semester 1, 2021 scholarship applications are now open!
1 Sep 2020

Apply today for money to help you while you study.

Join the ASD Facebook group
31 Aug 2020

A group for students on the Autism Spectrum to help transition to university.

Thinking about life after you graduate?
31 Aug 2020

Just because you’re about to graduate, it doesn’t mean your USC journey has to end!

Australian University Health Challenge
28 Aug 2020

Move your body - every step counts!

2020 Vice-Chancellor and President's Diversity and Inclusion Award winners
25 Aug 2020

We are excited to announce a student as a winner of this year's awards, Raymart Walker.

Fight for Planet A: Episode 3 - Food
25 Aug 2020

Catch the final episode of Fight for Planet A on 25 August featuring USC's very own Professor Nick Paul (pictured with host Craig Reucassel)!

Research project: Developing active social connections in a newly adopted setting
25 Aug 2020

International and domestic USC students: How connected do you feel socially? Would you be interested in completing a brief, anonymous questionnaire?

Recruitment, careers and jobs for you, right now | USC Virtual Careers Fair
24 Aug 2020

Hear from and network with local, state-wide, and national organisations.

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What's open on campus? | Retail and eateries
24 Aug 2020

Trying to plan your next visit to campus? Get up to date info on food and retail outlets that are currently open on campus

How to keep COVID safe on campus
24 Aug 2020

While it is great to see life back on our campuses, remember to keep these guidelines in mind so we can continue to keep our campuses clean and safe.

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Level 2 of the Sunshine Coast Campus Library Reopening
24 Aug 2020

To increase the availability of study spaces at USC Sunshine Coast campus, level 2 of the Library will reopen in Week 7.

Chancellor's Medal nominations are open
21 Aug 2020

Nominate an outstanding USC graduate who has demonstrated a distinguished contribution to University life/the community!

Do you want to improve you presentation and public speaking skills?
20 Aug 2020

Sign up for Speechcraft - a five-week short course delivered by USC Speakers Toastmasters Club!

Join the Australia Youth Innovation Challenge: AASYP Reset
20 Aug 2020

AASYP Reset provides an opportunity for youth to develop their entrepreneurial capacity, build personal and professional connections and showcase their creativity and innovation to a diverse public audience.

Research project: Developing a plan to manage university stress
17 Aug 2020

Take part in an online research project investigating student stress-management behaviours!

Research Project: Comparison of alcohol consumption in Spain and Australia
17 Aug 2020

Undergraduate psychology students - participate in an online survey to receive 2 credit points!

Student Central front desk volunteers needed
14 Aug 2020

Sunshine Coast student volunteer opportunity!

New students - collect your Orientation pack
12 Aug 2020

Students who started in semester 2 2020 can collect an Orientation pack when they return to campus from week 5.

Kangaroos at Sippy Downs campus
Look out for wildlife on our USC Sunshine Coast campus
11 Aug 2020

We share our campus with a wide range of wildlife!

Join a live open forum with the PVC (Students)
10 Aug 2020

Share your experiences with the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Students), Professor Denise Wood AM.

Would you like to be a member of the USC Disability Action Plan Working Group?
10 Aug 2020

We’re developing a new USC Disability Action Plan and want you to be involved!

2020 Outstanding Alumni Awards
7 Aug 2020

Do you know an outstanding USC graduate? Nominate them today!

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Do you have a Learning Access Plan?
6 Aug 2020

Make sure your Course Coordinator is aware if you have a Learning Access Plan.

Class swap deadline extended to 14 August 2020
6 Aug 2020

Students can request to swap classes between online and on-campus delivery up until Census date.

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Self-serve printing
5 Aug 2020

Self-serve printing, copying and scanning is available to USC students, staff and community members using a MyPrint account.

Are you studying and looking after a loved one?
5 Aug 2020

If you care for a family member or friend with an illness, disability or mental health issues, you could be eligible for one of the 1,000's of bursaries available to young people juggling study and care.

National Diversity Virtual Careers Fair
5 Aug 2020

You are invited to the National Diversity Virtual Careers Fair on Thursday 20 August - Register now!

USC Library Research consultations via Zoom!
4 Aug 2020

Book a research consultation with a USC Librarian today!

Winner of the 2021 USC Student Diary Cover Artwork Competition
30 Jul 2020

Danielle Ramsay's artwork piece 'We Can Change the World' has been voted the winner of the 2021 USC Student Diary Cover Artwork Competition.

Dual Mode Teaching
30 Jul 2020

When classes return to campus you may notice some changes to your classes, depending on the course/s you're studying - a small number will be delivered in dual mode.

Student Experience Survey
2020 Student Experience Survey (SES) - OPEN NOW
30 Jul 2020

Have your say on your course experiences to help shape the future of higher education in Australia.

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ASD Facebook Group
29 Jul 2020

The Academy of Social Diversity (ASD) Group is designed to assist students on the Autism Spectrum transition to university by providing a safe and encouraging environment to develop academic and social skills

Diversity Awareness Training
27 Jul 2020

During August, the Queensland Human Rights Commission is delivering workshops designed to broaden your knowledge of aspects of Diversity and Inclusion and to enhance your professional practice.

Dilli Village dining hall, Fraser Island.
Dilli Village reopening 1 August 2020
27 Jul 2020

The University's K'gari Research and Learning Centre (Dilli Village) is reopening on 1 August 2020 after a brief hiatus ​due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Enhance your career path and register for USC Mentoring
21 Jul 2020

Register for the USC Mentoring Program and chat to USC Alumni Mentors online.

Let's be human together
2021 Student Diary Cover Competition - Vote for your favourite design now!
20 Jul 2020

Voting is now open to current USC students for the 2021 Student Diary Cover Artwork Competition.

SCHI Seminar Series - Evidence-based implementation: Telehealth to support cardiac-diabetes patients
20 Jul 2020

Presenter: Associate Professor Jo Wu | Thursday 6 August 2020

Participate in COVID-19 research
16 Jul 2020

Register your interest with USC Clinical Trials

Planned Environmental Burn - USC Compensatory Habitat
16 Jul 2020

A controlled burn is planned for 23 July 2020 at the USC Sunshine Coast campus.

Bike security on campus
16 Jul 2020

A reminder to securely lock up your bike when using bike facilities on campus.

Updated USC Medical Certificate now available
16 Jul 2020

Provide medical evidence using the USC Medical Certificate.

Support your Student Guild!
9 Jul 2020

If you purchase your textbooks through Booktopia, a portion of the proceeds goes directly to the USC Student Guild; Moreton Bay campus students can also purchase texts from EduGear.

Rhodes Scholarships are now open!
6 Jul 2020

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.

Student survey - Studying at home during COVID-19
6 Jul 2020

How did you go? We want to know! USC researchers want to know about your experiences in Semester 1, 2020.

Do you know a Diversity and Inclusion Champion?
2 Jul 2020

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

Orientation is live!
2 Jul 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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

Let's be human together
2021 Student Diary Cover Artwork Competition
24 Jun 2020

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 2020

A message from the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students)

First Nations Community Survey
22 Jun 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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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A message from your Student Representatives
16 Jun 2020

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

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Campus Facebook Groups
16 Jun 2020

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

Order your Course Workbooks for Sem 2 via MyPrint
16 Jun 2020

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 2020

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.

Survey to help USC provide better support for students with disability
1 Jun 2020

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 2020

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

IT Systems maintenance | 19-22 June
27 May 2020

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

Free, ready-made meals available for students
25 May 2020

Free, ready-made meals available for students!

Last chance for flu vaccinations at the USC Sunshine Coast campus
21 May 2020

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 2020

Registrations are now open for the Student Leadership Symposium

EduGear at USC Moreton Bay
13 May 2020

Semester 2 text and resource offer.

New look USC website
13 May 2020

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 2020

USC’s online payment system will be temporarily offline.

USC Library introduces Click and Collect
11 May 2020

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 2020

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

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Register now to become a Student Representative!
7 May 2020

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 2020

Have your say on your recent course experience.

Printing services available to students
5 May 2020

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

40 NCWQ bursaries on offer for female students
30 Apr 2020

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 2020

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

PVC(S) Open Forum Zoom sessions recordings available online
27 Apr 2020

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

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Campus Planning and Development | Projects Update
23 Apr 2020

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

Temporary closure of some toilet facilities
20 Apr 2020

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 2020

​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 2020

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 2020

Tips from students, for students.

Have you registered for the USC Mentoring Program?
8 Apr 2020

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 2020

Apply for money to help you while you study.

Finding work in a time of COVID-19
2 Apr 2020

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

Managing Coronavirus (COVID-19) anxiety/stress
1 Apr 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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

Cybersecurity in the time of coronavirus
27 Mar 2020

A guide to practising cyber hygiene.

USC Library is now closed
26 Mar 2020

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

Connect with USC Careers and Employability
25 Mar 2020

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 2020

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

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Temporary ban on the use of reusable cups at USC food and beverage outlets
17 Mar 2020

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

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Have you heard of Students as Partners?
5 Mar 2020

Passionate about helping others? Register for Students as Partners!

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Travelling to USC Moreton Bay?
2 Mar 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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 2020

Find the widest range of textbooks online at Booktopia!

Sustainable USC Container Refund Scheme
Sustainable USC | Container Refund Scheme
30 Jan 2020

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 2020

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

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.