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March 2021

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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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.

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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.

USC Sippy Downs Gym facilities
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

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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!