USC staff deliver Christmas donations to Salvos
16 December 2014 - About 200 families seeking help from the Salvation Army’s Maroochydore office this Christmas will benefit from the donations of staff from USC.
Snail scent scares pest starfish – new research
15 December 2014 - Scientists at USC and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) have found that the scent of a rare giant sea snail terrifies the crown-of-thorns starfish.
Paramedic Science students win awards for research
15 December 2014 - Two University of the Sunshine Coast Paramedic Science students have been awarded Paramedics Australasia Student Scientific Grants for their outstanding research papers.
Heidi boosts business success by degrees
14 December 2014 - An entrepreneurial local businesswoman who was recognised in this year's Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network Awards has enrolled to study Psychology at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
$284,000 grant for USC to boost regional study
12 December 2014 - A new $284,000 grant will enable USC to lead a project in collaboration with seven other regional universities to find the best ways of delivering state-of-the-art education to students of the future.
USC to host all-day Q&A on Friday 19 December
11 December 2014 - USC will expand its annual Options Q&A event to a full-day format on Friday 19 December in response to demand from prospective students.
OP2 student gets $12,000 bonus for USC degree
11 December 2014 - When Chancellor State College OP2 graduate Matt Beighton decided to enrol at USC to pursue a Bachelor of Science in 2015, he knew there would be a number of extracurricular benefits.
USC produces next generation of nursing leaders
10 December 2014 - USC has gained a strong reputation for producing nursing leaders after its third student in three years was named a national Emerging Nurse Leader.
Technology award for USC building
10 December 2014 - USC’s multimillion dollar Learning and Teaching Hub has won another award, this time for its innovative technology.
Student on fast track to international career
9 December 2014 - International Studies student Abe Burford is on the fast track to international success after being awarded a prestigious New Colombo Plan scholarship.
Student designs sustainable classroom of future
9 December 2014 - USC Education student Troy Stretton has an eye for the future and it’s won him national acclaim.
Graduate’s passion for pathology rewarded
8 December 2014 - A USC Medical Laboratory Science student has secured a much sought-after position with Pathology Queensland just one month after graduating from the Associate Degree.
Gravity animation wins DigiXFest gong
8 December 2014 - A stop motion animation film created by two USC students that explains why gravity works differently on Earth and the moon has taken out first prize at DigiXFest in Sydney.
Psychology research to help fast food consumers
4 December 2014 - Images of fast food on menu boards seem to carry more weight with consumers than written information about their nutritional content, according to research by a USC Psychology student.
USC study trip to Vietnam is good for business
4 December 2014 - Four local school principals and deputy principals studying an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) at USC were among a group of 19 postgraduate business students who recently travelled to Vietnam.
Seniors group exercise help reduce risk of falls
4 December 2014 - New research from a USC PhD student has shown that seniors who exercise in groups are likely to have a reduced risk of falls later down the track.
Academic’s use of ‘flipped learning’ earns award
3 December 2014 - An engineering academic who has urged his students to use their smart phones before, during and after class will be among 12 dedicated staff to receive USC’s 2014 Advance Awards on Thursday 4 December.
Sporting champions inducted into Hall of Fame
2 December 2014 - An inspirational Paralympic swimmer and a world champion longboard surfer have been inducted into the Sunshine Coast Sports Hall of Fame at USC.
Pet ownership research wins award
1 December 2014 - Award-winning research by a USC Occupational Therapy (OT) Honours student has confirmed what many senior pet owners already believe – that owning pets is good for them.
Alcohol risk to teenage brains explained
1 December 2014 - The author of a new book that explains the workings of the teenage brain is horrified by scenes of drunken schoolies – concerned that they are exposing themselves to not only physical injuries from risky behaviour, but may also be damaging their developing brains from consuming alcohol.
USC and RACQ study driver behaviour
1 December 2014 - USCAR (USC’s Accident Research group) has teamed with Queensland’s peak motoring body RACQ to learn more about the pressures felt by motorists on the roads, and how these affect the way they drive.
USC graduate rewarded for teaching excellence
27 November 2014 - Becoming a finalist in the recent Queensland College of Teachers Excellence Awards has put local high school teacher Ashleigh Kahler into a class of her own.
New inductees for Coast's Sports Hall of Fame
26 November 2014 - The Sunshine Coast Sports Hall of Fame will welcome two new members at a special induction ceremony at the University of the Sunshine Coast on Thursday 27 November.
Research provides insights into koala chlamydia origin
25 November 2014 - The latest findings on a possible genetic link between chlamydial infections in koalas and in livestock will be presented at the two-day 2014 Australian Chlamydia Conference at USC starting Wednesday 26 November.
USC hires clever canine for koala ecology research
24 November 2014 - USC has just hired its first four-legged employee — Maya, Australia’s only koala poo (scat) detection dog, will work alongside USC academics on koala research and conservation projects and will be used to help teach the new Bachelor of Animal Ecology degree.
Antarctic expeditioner says science is very cool
24 November 2014 - A USC scientist will tour local schools to show students the Snowsailer, a futuristic looking, eco-friendly snow vehicle that he will travel in on his next Antarctic adventure.
Road safety researcher wins national award
24 November 2014 - A USC expert in young novice driver road safety has won a highly-competitive national award worth almost $310,000 over four years.
Options event for prospective students at USC Gympie
21 November 2014 - People considering studying at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Gympie campus have been invited to attend a special Options Evening on Wednesday 3 December.
USC to host Australian Chlamydia Conference
21 November 2014 - International leaders in human and animal chlamydia research will be among the speakers at the biennial Australian Chlamydia Conference to be held, for the first time, at USC on 26 and 27 November.