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Student and community life

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An insight into the life of our students and community

Our blog posts cover a broad range of topics. You'll find articles on internships, field work, university events, employment and also general student and community life.

Latest posts

Lauren Overton
Caboolture student Lauren Overton delivers inspiring student address at USC’s first graduation in the Moreton Bay region
6 May

The world unfolds for USC graduate Lauren Overton, as she transitions from student to graduate and encourages future students to ‘take the plunge!’

5 simple referencing tips to apply this semester
5 Apr

Confused about referencing? You’re not the only one! Check out the top tips from USC Learning Advisers to make referencing easier.

Do you know a Year 11 or 12 student interested in a health career?
4 Feb

Senior high school students can jump start their university degree by enrolling in USC’s Headstart Program, specifically designed for Year 11 and Year 12 high school students! In late July 2022, Year 11 students can start at USC Caboolture studying our Professional Health Communication course, HLT103. We ask Karin Medew from USC some questions on the course.

Previous posts

Lauren Plaistow
Grateful patient finds her calling!
4 Feb

Meet Lauren Plaistow - USC Graduate, Registered Nurse and Referencing Queen!

How to change your uni preferences
15 Dec 2021

Once you’ve received your ATAR results, you may want to change your preferences if things didn’t go as planned.

Five ways to access the USC library after graduation
12 Nov 2021

Did you know USC Alumni can still access many of the library resources and spaces?

Using ketamine to help treat mental health disorders is becoming more common
29 Oct 2021

Ketamine was discovered by an organic chemist in the 1960s but it was only more recently considered as a as a tool to help improve mental health outcomes.

How to perform at your peak in the final weeks
15 Oct 2021

Tips to get your head and habits in the right space so you can perform at your peak and achieve your goals.

Maddy Best
Creating Change: Meet mads Best. Student, Advocate, Graduate!
12 Oct 2021

Ask mads Best and they’ll tell you the Caboolture Shared Campus keeps on giving! Through persistence, courage and sheer hard work mads breaks down barriers, challenges stereotypes, champions change and has graduated from the campus with two qualifications; a TAFE Diploma in Nursing and a USC Bachelor of Nursing!

Take time for your mind during QLD Mental Health Week
6 Oct 2021

Explore the small activities that you can do for some 'me time' to help build a stronger and happier you

How to embrace feedback and improve your work
27 Sep 2021

Make the most of assessment feedback and improve your marks with these simple tips from USC Learning Advisers.

student studying from home
Reconnect with your study goals after the break
24 Sep 2021

Feeling refreshed after the break? Finish off the semester strong and in control with these top tips!

How to make the 2032 Brisbane Games the most inclusive ever
15 Sep 2021

As the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games approaches, we have a unique opportunity to ensure we host the most inclusive and accessible Games in the world.

How to develop transferable skills that employers are looking for
10 Sep 2021

Employers are seeking graduates who can demonstrate their transferable skills - but what are these? The USC Careers and Employability team share what they are and how you can build them throughout your studies.