Baby and degree create busy life for Nepalese graduate30 October
Adjusting to a new culture, adapting to new styles of learning and having a baby midway through her degree were part of a remarkable life change for a young Nepalese nurse who is among the Fraser Coast’s latest graduates.
Knights pass catapult challenge with flying colours30 October
Mini balsawood catapults engineered by eager USC Sunshine Coast students flung table tennis balls as far as 6.3 metres recently, in a battle royale known as the Knights of the Round Catapult Challenge.
Degree expands to include forensics and cybercrime30 October
Blood spatter analysis, bite mark examination, and identifying how maggots can assist with the decomposition timeline of a dead body are just some of the lessons to be included in a revised subject offering for Bachelor of Criminology and Justice students at USC.
New facility to invigorate Creative Industries at USC29 October
Construction has started on a $5.5 million building at USC Sunshine Coast that is set to inspire the study of Creative Industries and enliven the campus as a venue for regular performances by musicians and actors.
Sunny approach to cooling campus wins global award28 October
A system that uses solar energy to provide air conditioning across an entire campus of the University of the Sunshine Coast has claimed a rather cool international award in Iceland.
Honours study focuses on trauma and burnout25 October
USC Psychology Honours graduate Tyne Smith has been able to apply her thesis findings immediately in her role as a Child Safety Officer, helping to understand and explain human behaviour.
Award for champion of cystic fibrosis community25 October
A passionate advocate for the welfare of people with cystic fibrosis and for the sustainability of the Sunshine Coast has been named USC’s Outstanding Alumnus for 2019.
Studious musician awarded two creative arts grants24 October
USC graduate and PhD student Lydia Fairhall has managed to secure not just one, but two, of Australia’s most prestigious creative arts grants.
First emu ‘gender reveal’ on the horizon23 October
Eleven baby emus emerged from eggs at USC Sunshine Coast campus at the weekend, as researchers worked on a technique that could end the emu gender guessing game.
Graduate sends heartfelt message to late mother23 October
One cap stood out among a sea of trenchers worn by graduates at USC’s recent Fraser Coast ceremony.
Mechanical Design students catapult into skills test22 October
USC Engineering students of Mechanical Design are pitting their creative wits against each other to design and build the best catapult and Olympic torch.
Enoggera graduate pursues courtroom career18 October
USC law graduate Peter Littlejohn will happily be accused of having some impressive career goals.
Arts/Business graduate gains medical industry job18 October
A new USC graduate is using skills from her Arts/Business degree in a new healthcare industry job that involves frequent travel around north Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.
Exercise scientist makes moves for teaching18 October
A USC exercise science graduate is using the latest knowledge in exercise physiology and biomechanics to teach Bundaberg school children agility, balance, coordination and speed.
Nurse adds midwifery degree to career18 October
Compassion, communication and time management are skills that double USC graduate Ashleigh Johnson takes into work each day at Caboolture Hospital.
Kids’ perspective to lead research at Brisbane’s Botanic Gardens17 October
USC education academic Dr Ali Black is leading a specialised research project seeking the suggestions of children to help advise on an upgrade to Brisbane Botanic Gardens’ popular Children’s Trail at the base of Mt Coot-tha.
‘Kid from Dalby’ is designing his own future17 October
Daniel Swift may have only officially graduated from USC with a Bachelor of Design last month but he’s already in demand and booked out on freelancing work for the rest of the year.
Social work graduate helps build new lives17 October
Kallangur mum of five Alisha Compton lives and works by a quote shared by a USC lecturer when she first started her Bachelor of Social Work degree – we are all one decision away from a completely different life.
Student paramedic team success in national contest17 October
A team of USC Paramedic Science students has impressed the judges at an emergency simulation competition involving universities from across Australia and New Zealand.
Special education opens doors for new graduate16 October
Supporting students with disabilities and others who struggle in mainstream classrooms has given USC graduate Callum McTaggart a new perspective on education.
Chancellor’s Medal for world changer Mandula16 October
Master of International Development graduate Mandula Barta of Maroochydore has been recognised by USC for her considerable efforts to make the world a better place.
Parents can help ‘rewire’ the teenage brain: expert16 October
Parents of Moreton Bay school students have been invited to attend a public presentation by a USC brain development expert on how to help teens manage their smartphone use.
Students to do clinical placements in Indo-Pacific15 October
Forty-five Nursing Science students from four USC campuses will complete clinical placements in Indonesia, starting from this month, with funding support from the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan Mobility Program.
Geotechnical engineer features in new book on science14 October
USC Geotechnical Engineering academic Dr Adrian McCallum features in a new children’s book, just published in the United States, about the wide variety of work undertaken by scientists and the interesting clothing they wear.
More fires and flooding for Sunshine Coast: Global Climate Change Week discussions at USC11 October
Climate change implications for the Sunshine Coast – including increased risks of bushfires and flooding – are among topics to be discussed at USC this Global Climate Change Week.
Small bird delivers big reward for student snapper11 October
A spur of the moment chance snap of one of Australia’s most-loved small birds has delivered big results for amateur photographer and USC student Jordyn Colquhoun.
Work begins on USC Moreton Bay’s atrium11 October
The stunning central atrium of the USC Moreton Bay foundation building at Petrie is starting to take shape.
Antarctic trailblazer to give public lecture at USC10 October
An 86-year-old retired surveyor named by the Australian Museum as one of the country’s 50 greatest explorers will speak at USC on Tuesday 22 October about the mapping of Antarctica.
Dakabin nursing graduate lands renal unit role10 October
A graduate of Northpine Christian College at Dakabin was already celebrating the start of her nursing career before officially receiving her degree at a recent USC graduation ceremony on the Sunshine Coast.
Social causes high on agenda for Bay graduate9 October
Through her USC studies, Hervey Bay’s Katie Brown had opportunities to use her business and marketing skills to help others in need – now she plans to make this her life’s work.
USC introduces hormone therapy for sea cucumbers9 October
While hormone therapy is a proven biotechnology in many animals, including humans, the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Genecology Research Centre will use it for the first time in a high-value sea cucumber species called “white teatfish”.
Engineering graduate builds his own career path9 October
Civil Engineering graduate Joshua Beehag of Redcliffe built his own career path while doing an internship with a Sunshine Coast pavement engineering company.
USC research student devoted to health of reef7 October
Rhianna O’Regan’s university career started with an intention to help sick people but that morphed into a passion for helping sick corals on the Great Barrier Reef.
Roslyn dives into USC Moreton Bay study refresher4 October
A 37-year-old Kallangur mother who lives with a chronic disease and volunteers at a not-for-profit organisation for people with disabilities has found the confidence to act on her desire to study psychology at university.
Business graduate adopts management techniques4 October
A Petrie retail worker who manages a team of more than a dozen people is putting into practice the knowledge he gained during a USC Business degree.
Eye of the tiger shark sets Jessica on new career4 October
Free diving with a tiger shark in Hawaii was a life-changing moment for graduating USC Animal Ecology student Jessica Skinner.
Graduate gears up Aussie Cricket team for Global Games3 October
USC Sport and Exercise Science graduate Nathan Dodd has been bowled over by the opportunities the sport of cricket has offered him, and now he’s delivering the same breaks to the Australian Cricket team for players with an intellectual disability.
Nurse gains extra qualification to help mums, children3 October
A Redcliffe Hospital registered nurse who has loved working with children and families since graduating from university in Melbourne in 2003 has added a USC Bachelor of Midwifery to her career capabilities.
Ashleigh discovers her future in art of storytelling3 October
An emerging Indigenous writer from Gympie has graduated from USC with the aim of becoming one of Australia’s leading storytellers.
Excitement builds for outstanding alumni awards3 October
Excitement is building ahead of the University of the Sunshine Coast’s annual Outstanding Alumni Awards on Thursday 24 October.
Gympie graduate to specialise in aged care1 October
After years working in retail, a Gympie father of six is using his new USC Nursing degree as a launchpad into a career delivering advanced health care to the elderly.
Expanding USC keeps earning five stars1 October
USC’s preparations to open a new campus in Moreton Bay in 2020 received a shot in the arm today, with the University earning top marks in key areas of an annual independent assessment of Australian universities.