Student dietitians offer free consults via Zoom9 April
Telehealth technology is allowing final-year Nutrition and Dietetics students at USC to offer free consultations to clients in the comfort of their own homes.
USC appoints new Dean to lead graduate research7 April
A world-leader in human movement and motor neuroscience research has been appointed as the Dean of Graduate Research at USC Australia.
Tradesman picks up new tools for university study6 April
A Narangba apprentice carpenter who had applied to study at USC received the acceptance text while he was on the job – at the University’s new Moreton Bay campus.
Four top students share $96,000 in scholarships3 April
A teenager from Brisbane’s southside who has just joined her older brother in USC’s Medical Science degree is one of four new students to receive this year’s Thompson Excellence Scholarships.
Shark researcher brings expertise to USC1 April
A USC marine biologist researching shark ecology along Australia’s east coast plans to expand her focus to address a gap in knowledge of shark movements and behaviours in the Wide Bay region.
Updated advice about novel coronavirus COVID-191 April
To keep USC up to date with developments relating to the novel coronavirus, this page will be updated daily at 5pm.
Petrie Mill timber resurrected for USC board table31 March
The brand-new USC Moreton Bay campus has a very old feature at its heart – with the campus boardroom centrepiece built from wood recycled from the site.
Student telehealth service to help parents, kids cope30 March
As Queensland school children and their parents embark on their first week of official home schooling in response to the COVID-19 virus, USC’s clinical psychology student cohort are offering a new, free program to help families cope with the change in routine.
USC courses available via technology from 30 March27 March
USC will deliver its courses via technology from Monday 30 March after ensuring that all learning and teaching materials are accessible to students online.
Free counselling service to support community26 March
Counselling students from USC are using their final-year work placements to help the community through uncertain times, providing phone and online support at the USC Counselling and Wellbeing Clinic.
USC student’s research offers solution to festival drug use23 March
Research by USC Fraser Coast Business student Olivia Hay on illicit drug use at music festivals has been showcased by one of Australia’s peak social marketing bodies.
USC experts available to comment on COVID-19 and related topics23 March
USC has a number of experts available to speak on COVID-19 and related topics.
Face-to-face teaching paused, but campuses open20 March
USC will suspend classes at all of its Queensland campuses for one week to transition to technology-enabled learning and teaching; Course content is available via Blackboard.
Opioids, suicide, chronic pain in new research focus19 March
A Sydney public health academic has joined USC to continue and expand her research into the physical and mental health problems of people prescribed opioids for chronic non-cancer pain.
Thompson Institute to double in size, launch PTSD research lab18 March
USC’s Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute is set to double its presence in the mental health sector with a multi-million dollar expansion project.
USC to restrict access to sporting facilities17 March
USC will restrict access to its sport and fitness facilities from midnight Sunday 22 March.
National award for exercise research into artery health17 March
A USC researcher has won a national industry medal for her PhD thesis that examined why blood vessels function poorly as people age and how beetroot juice could boost blood flow and reduce arterial stiffness.
University cancels April graduation ceremonies17 March
USC has decided to cancel its next round of graduation ceremonies following the introduction this week of new national rules regarding large gatherings.
First book by Journalism lecturer reveals rescuer’s wild life16 March
A USC Journalism academic has combined her twin passions for writing stories and saving wildlife in the release of her first book, A Wild Life: The Edwin Wiek Story.
John Dillon Fellows arrive on Sunshine Coast13 March
USC’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) Professor Roland De Marco has welcomed 14 agricultural scientists from across the Asia-Pacific region to the Sunshine Coast, where they will begin their John Dillon Fellowship.
Planning graduate helps shape Moreton Bay region13 March
A prized job as an environmental planner is enabling a 2019 USC Urban Design and Town Planning Honours graduate to support the future sustainability of the Moreton Bay region.
Head start on uni while at high school12 March
Year 12 school students Amy and Geena know first-hand what to expect from university studies on the Sunshine Coast – they’ve already completed a few USC subjects.
Info evening about Headstart program12 March
Senior high school students in the Fraser Coast region wanting an early start to their local university journey can get face-to-face advice from USC Fraser Coast staff and students on Thursday 19 March.
Brooke on a high after Great Court Race win12 March
Second-year Social Work student Brooke Wood from Maryborough is the inaugural USC Fraser Coast Great Court Race women’s champion.
Koalas returning to burnt habitat face danger12 March
A team of USC researchers have been confronted by heart-breaking scenes of dead and dying koalas in areas ravaged by the recent Australian bushfires.
Fraser Coast students to compete in first Great Court Race11 March
Students and staff at USC Fraser Coast are gearing up for the inaugural Great Court Race this Thursday.
Scholarship offers new chapter for aspiring author10 March
After topping the class in English every year from Grade 8 to Grade 12, Cairns State High School graduate Jayda Franks has only ever had her heart set on one career path – to become a published writer.
Minister opens USC Moreton Bay's foundation building9 March
The impressive foundation building of USC’s Moreton Bay campus at Petrie is now officially open.
USC students travel to high places for academic learning6 March
An academic adventure has taken a group of USC Fraser Coast Education students from thinking outside the box in a Peruvian classroom to trekking high in the Andes mountains.