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Life at USC

You'll feel at home

Every student's life is a little different. That is the exciting thing about university study - you get to choose. There's plenty of freedom, but always a helping hand if you need one.

At USC you'll find everything you need to rise, and shine. It's a great place to be and the best place to learn.

Our students are all unique but what they love about our University is often similar.

Find out why USC is rated as one of Australia's best universities for overall student experience.

Be supported

Feel confident you've got this, and we've got your back.

Workshops, study groups and one-on-one support will help you achieve your academic goals.

You'll get off to a great start with orientation, enrolment and timetable advice and help with accommodation and transport.

Career planning advice can help you select the right career, build skills and experience, and apply for jobs.

Free counselling, health and fitness programs, and support for mental and physical well being are there for you.

A diverse community

At USC, you are welcome as you are.

We celebrate difference and create a safe environment for every student.

Our community has students of all ages, cultural backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations and faiths.

We are passionate about ensuring equal access for students with a disability, learning disorder, illness or injury.

You will find the personalised support you need to achieve your goals.

A place to connect

Face-to-face reigns at USC. Campuses are abuzz with people. Teachers, students, support staff and friends walk and talk together.

Social and academic chatter fills the air as does the smell of freshly brewed coffee.

You'll find new and interesting people and plenty of opportunities to connect.

Award-winning facilities

On-campus is a great place to work and play.

Facilities replicate real-world situations, so you'll be job ready. USC's simulation and visualisation technology is second to none.

The sports precinct has the region's best gyms, pools, social and competitive sport.

Spaces are modern and purpose-built. No stuffy ancient classrooms at USC.

Opportunities, everywhere

Life at USC offers lots of new experiences. Join in and try new things. There is flexibility to tailor your schedule to do what you love.

Get social with clubs and societies, play sports, read, hit the gym or grab a snack with a friend. You decide.

Build industry connections and put your skills into practice with internships, practical placements and work experience.

A world of opportunity awaits if you are interested in studying overseas. Scholarships and bursaries can make your travel dreams a reality.

Student stories

Find out how some of our USC students make their #lifeatUSC amazing


High performance musician Jamison shares her tips on juggling a busy schedule and eating right while studying.


Raymart always finds time for a snack even in a busy day of studying, mentoring and working.


Take a peek at mum-of-two Deb's last semester of study.


Take a tour of a paramedic simulation suite with Amy as she completes her last University assignment.


Get the scoop on USC's orientation week from Emily and her friends. From free food to tutorials, they tried it all.

Blogs and vlogs

More blogs
Passionate about providing patient care: Tanika's Story
19 November

Meet Tanika, a USC Caboolture Graduate, who is embarking on her new nursing career.

Stephanie rises and shines through her degree in nursing
19 November

Hear from Stephanie, a mother of two boys, who shares their university journey and accomplishments.

Why I joined the Business Development Program
19 November

Angie, owner of The Coffee Patch in Caboolture, tells us why she joined the USC Caboolture Business Development Program.