Get insight into life at USC with our blog posts on a broad range of topics. You'll find articles on internships, field work, university events, employment and also general student and study-related advice.
A student insight: How climate change is impacting Cambodian farmers20 March
A group of USC Sustainability students travelled to Cambodia to research the impacts of climate change on food insecurity.
Levelling the playing field - gender inclusivity in quidditch18 March
Quidditch – a game imagined from the Harry Potter novels that has gone on to become a widely popular sport across the globe – has always strived to for gender inclusivity, providing a safe place for males, females, and non-binary people to participate together in a competitive sport.
Five hot tips for first-year uni students18 February
USC Laws student Emily Steckelbruck dishes out some hot tips for first-year uni students who are still finding their way around campus.
When pop culture romanticises the wrong relationships13 February
USC Criminology and Justice lecturer Dr Lara Christensen argues that pop culture needs to stop romanticising the idea of an older woman having an affair with a young male, creating a troubling double standard that can lead to serious consequences in real life.
Singapore swing: teaching outdoor education in a crowded city11 February
Read about how a group of USC students travelled to Singapore to learn about how outdoor education is taught in a city with little space.
Work in the cybersecurity industry8 November 2018
The cybersecurity industry is experiencing a serious undersupply of professionals, meaning graduates can walk into well-paying jobs shortly after they finish study.
Getting social: how to launch a social media business20 September 2018
Find out how USC graduate Bronte Cresswell quit a stable job to launch her dream business – a social media company that helps promote businesses she admires.
Lessons on healing from a South African village20 August 2018
USC Bachelor of Human Services student Dimity Shillingworth travelled to South Africa to learn about how a community heals from a history of segregation
Adventure in India29 May 2018
Uni life can take students on colourful adventures, as this group discovered.
Working together to make a change18 December 2017
Bonn, a small European city known for its World Conference Center and for being Beethoven’s birthplace is where the COP23 recently took place.
Scandinavian Study Semester20 November 2017
While studying Outdoor Education and Nordic Friluftsliv, I have received my fair share of rain, hail and shine (or snow and gale force winds in my case).
Tips for a great summer break10 November 2017
USC student Jackson Dickfos shares his pearls of wisdom on how to celebrate the end of Year 12.
The right balance8 November 2017
Time management is one of the most important skills you’ll need at university.
Write-brain thinking18 July 2017
Bianca discovered a love for writing as early as primary school and knew pretty early-on she wanted to consider making a living as an author.
Second time lucky for USC graduate Nathan19 June 2017
For recent USC graduate Nathan L’Estrange, the journey to getting a degree was not always smooth sailing.
Smashing ideas at Woodford Folk Festival9 January 2017
What's it like to be a writer at one of the world’s most renowned folk arts festivals? USC creative writing student Bianca Millroy shares how four days of work experience can open your mind and plant a seed for the future.
Exam time is scram time!21 October 2016
With exams right around the corner it's important to relax and de-stress, here are some simple tips on how.
Designing an intern4 October 2016
You know the saying “everything happens for a reason,” well my internship experience was truly an example of that quote.
The Animal Ecology Experience17 September 2016
I have never been what you would call an “outdoorsy” type, so it probably came as a bit of a shock to my friends and family that I chose to study a Bachelor of Animal Ecology! I was told this degree involved a lot of hands-on fieldwork which wasn’t quite what I had in mind — but it sure has been an amazing and worthwhile journey!
The Ultimate Relaxation Guide16 September 2016
When life gets in the way: particularly during times of increased workloads, assessment due dates, and study breaks, we sometimes forget to take care of our own health and happiness.
Hitting the nail on the head25 August 2016
The journey to become an Engineer is long, difficult and often challenging.
Order in the court!16 August 2016
Wowee, 2016 has already been a massive year for me and it’s only half way done.
Join the club!12 August 2016
Want to get more involved in your USC experience? Join the club! Here we delve deeper into all the clubs, associations, teams, groups, programs and societies USC has to offer.
A food lover's guide to USC19 July 2016
There’s one thing that all uni students seem to be able to do successfully… eat! If it was a uni course, a lot of us would be getting HD’s.
To switch or not to switch?16 June 2016
So, what exactly are your options when you aren’t sure about your degree? Generally, there are two choices: stay in your degree, or switch to another.
10 things to do on the Sunny Coast during the uni break1 June 2016
Here are the top 10 cheap activities to enjoy over your break, and I say cheap because the majority of us are poor and eat two-minute noodles for dinner.
Exams. Chill? Or no chill?18 May 2016
There's only a few singular loaded words that can strike fear in a student's heart.
The Uni Accommodation Experience12 May 2016
If you have never lived at Uni Central or Varsity, then you’re missing out on what you think it’s like living out of home for the first time.
Transitioning Into Adulthood3 May 2016
I was just a timid 18-year-old, fresh out of high school trying to discover what career path I should take, list of subjects I should choose, and learning how to adjust to life as a uni student.
The Facts and Myths of University Life28 April 2016
Exactly one year ago I waited in nervous anticipation for my first day on campus.
Q&A with Arts Honours graduate, Jarna8 April 2016
We had the chance to catch up recently with Honours student Jarna Baudinette just before graduation.
Learning and Loving Life7 April 2016
While the lecturers and tutors at USC made my study enjoyable, it was the uni community that stands out in my memory.
Experience Comes with Experiencing5 April 2016
I studied a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at USC.
Stay Healthy Sunshine Coast!16 February 2016
Aside from leaving me flat broke and with an empty tank, unhealthy eating, funnily enough, makes you feel unhealthy.
Settling into the Sunshine Coast8 February 2016
After graduating high school in 2013, I had a gap year working full time to prepare myself for all the expenses that come with relocating.
Evelyn Lands 'Perfect' Water Quality Job!13 January 2016
My Bachelor of Environmental Science Degree and minor in Coastal and Marine Systems helped to prepare for getting the job with Seqwater.
Advertising Students on Tour - Take us to Shanghai!15 December 2015
After a long couple of flights filled with movie-watching and excitement, we arrived in Shanghai with a little bit of a culture shock.
Unchartered Land: Career World! By Yr 11 intern Jasmin Graves3 December 2015
I’m finishing Year 11 at Matthew Flinders Anglican College and work experience week was strategically placed 5 days before the Christmas holidays, how taunting.
I've Finished!! Now What?24 November 2015
To all the students starting their own university experience, and to the ones still plotting away, my best advice for you is to enjoy the ride.
Work, Social Life and Study: It's a Balancing Act!17 November 2015
Studying here at USC has given me this opportunity: to rise, and shine, take centre stage and put my Creative Writing ambitions into action.
Nursing Student Jess Takes Flight11 November 2015
Having the opportunity to work alongside a team of health professionals I have much admiration for is an experience I will never forget.