Big year for USC in 2017
22 December 2017 - The University of the Sunshine Coast turned 21 this year and its ‘coming of age’ featured many achievements, including significant milestones in its growth and development, its research capacity and its reputation.
Two USC academic leaders recognised by UK academy
21 December 2017 - Two of USC’s leaders in learning and teaching have been recognised as Principal Fellows of the United Kingdom’s Higher Education Academy (HEA).
Remote teaching experience inspires USC student
21 December 2017 - A placement as a preservice teacher at Bwgcolman Community School on Palm Island, off Townsville, has helped inspire USC student Alan Miles to pursue a teaching career in a remote part of Queensland.
USC Spartans confident of Games selection
21 December 2017 - USC Spartans are off to an impressive start in their preparation for Commonwealth Games selection after returning with a huge haul of medals and two national records from the Queensland Swimming Championships.
USC’s first Professor of Youth Mental Health sets goal
20 December 2017 - USC’s first Professor of Youth Mental Health and Neurobiology aims to develop a world-leading research program examining the brain changes of adolescents, with the goal of preventing or better treating the early stages of mental illness.
Education students help schools teach coding
19 December 2017 - Five USC preservice teachers have created resources to help schools teach coding and robotics to children from Prep to Year 6.
Life under the lighthouse inspires USC Master student
19 December 2017 - A USC postgraduate student is turning a lifelong fascination for lighthouses and her dream of becoming a published novelist into a career.
Global recognition for USC pronunciation research
18 December 2017 - Research by a USC academic has been included in an international collection of the most influential research papers on the field of English language pronunciation in the past 100 years.
Business students have finger on eSports pulse
14 December 2017 - Four USC Entrepreneurship students received High Distinctions and real-world experience working with a local social media business to support The Player eSports Tournament to be held this Saturday 16 December at Maroochydore.
Architect appointed to design USC campus at Petrie
14 December 2017 - USC has appointed architecture firm Hassell Studio to design the master plan and the first building of the University’s Moreton Bay campus at Petrie.
Study brings creative career switch for Leanne
14 December 2017 - Hervey Bay restaurateur and former paralegal Leanne Esposito gained an unexpected bonus from graduating with a USC Master of Creative Writing – a job as a feature writer with News Corp Australia.
Ambassador roles to give USC students the edge
13 December 2017 - Four USC students are establishing their credentials as future human resources professionals after being appointed ambassadors for the industry’s national association.
USC athlete aims for Olympic rugby selection
13 December 2017 - USC elite athlete Rebecca Goulding has her eyes on two major goals – a degree in Social Work and a place in the Australian Women’s Rugby Union team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
National title surprises endurance athlete
12 December 2017 - Professional ironwoman and USC Education student Jordan Mercer has claimed a national title that she didn’t even know she was in the running to win.
Aspiring paramedics gain hands-on skills in Nepal
11 December 2017 - Seven students have returned from USC’s first Paramedic Science clinical placements in Nepal with experience in cases such as a fatal bus rollover, trekkers with altitude sickness, spinal cord injury rehabilitation and leprosy care.
Australian Cycling Academy launches at USC
11 December 2017 - The Australian Cycling Academy (ACA) has been officially launched at USC Sunshine Coast.
Celebration for 15 years of innovative success
7 December 2017 - The founder of the USC Innovation Centre’s newest member company – a 33-year-old USC student whose business supports Fly In Fly Out (FIFO) workers and their families – will be among the crowd celebrating the centre’s 15th anniversary tomorrow, Friday 8 December.
Nurse to become USC Fraser Coast’s first international graduate
7 December 2017 - An Indian nurse who travelled halfway around the world to upgrade her qualifications at USC Fraser Coast will become the first international student to graduate from the campus.
USC researcher amazed at ‘Super Coral’ reef trip
7 December 2017 - A USC academic who specialises in using drones to map physical geography over land and sea is excited by his research observations after returning from a flagship 21-day expedition, ‘GBR Legacy Search for the Super Corals’.
USC pitches in for The Salvos Christmas appeal
6 December 2017 - University of the Sunshine Coast staff have shown plenty of festive spirit by enthusiastically donating to The Salvation Army’s 2017 Christmas Appeal.
USC engineering students compete in national event
6 December 2017 - A national engineering design competition on Friday will feature three USC student projects, including a water filtration proposal that was judged the best entry from any Queensland university.
Master of Arts to improve Vanuatu livelihoods
5 December 2017 - A Vanuatu Government trade official has taken his USC Master of Arts food security research straight to the decision-makers of the South Pacific island nation.
International success for high-flying USC students
5 December 2017 - Two outstanding USC students have been recognised among the best in Australia after gaining prestigious and competitive international study scholarships from the Federal Government.
USC medallist to help shape energy future
4 December 2017 - A USC medallist plans to play a role in securing Australia’s energy future, after gaining a highly prized graduate position with the organisation responsible for the nation’s largest gas and electricity markets.
USC jobs expo to shake up stereotypes
30 November 2017 - Stereotypes are expected to be smashed, and career ambitions raised at a special expo for about 200 young Sunshine Coast school students on Friday 1 December.
Innovation Centre to celebrate impressive 15 years
30 November 2017 - The University of the Sunshine Coast’s Innovation Centre will celebrate its 15th anniversary on Friday 8 December by welcoming back its many alumni members, mentors and supporters for a networking lunch.
Job success in Texas for Business graduate
29 November 2017 - A USC graduate from Redcliffe is on her way to Texas in the United States after gaining a position as a human resources coordinator with the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
Secondary education to start at USC Fraser Coast
27 November 2017 - A former club manager with an affinity for numbers is among the first students to enrol in a new double degree in Secondary Education and Science offered through USC’s Fraser Coast campus.
Survival kits for intrepid new teaching graduates
26 November 2017 - Preservice teachers who have completed Education degrees at USC this semester will each receive a ‘survival kit for teachers’ at the inaugural School of Education Graduating Teachers Celebration Event on Monday 27 November.