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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

A spirit of determination
2 Jul

In 2003, Aunty Judi Wickes had both arms in plaster, $250 in her pocket and a determination to put on the Sunshine Coast’s first NAIDOC event.

My experiences as a trans non-binary person
12 May

It took Maddy Best a long time to find the right words to express themselves.

Keeping the spark alive in the electric vehicle industry
5 May

Electric vehicles are rapidly disrupting the car industry landscape.

Previous posts

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Local Moreton Bay Business Owner Plans for Future Success at USC Caboolture
4 May

Local Moreton Bay Business Owner, David Dorigotti of Pentrigon, plans for future success.

University Medal recipient celebrates graduation and resets their life course
4 May

USC student Hayley Hartland celebrates graduating.

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Caboolture touch football star winning on and off the field
15 Jan

Meet High-Performance USC Caboolture Student Athlete, Melia Larkin, who played for Caboolture Colts in the 2020 Queensland Touch Football State Cup taking out the Championship winning against the UQ Rebels.

Passionate about providing patient care: Tanika's Story
19 Nov 2020

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

Why I joined the Business Development Program
19 Nov 2020

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

Stephanie rises and shines through her degree in nursing
19 Nov 2020

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

USC graduates take on mo' work
11 Jun 2019

When Aiman annd Mo Hamdouna moved to Australia for study, they had no idea the adventures life would take them on.

How climate change is impacting Cambodian farmers: A student insight
20 Mar 2019

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 quidditch
18 Mar 2019

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 students
18 Feb 2019

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 relationships
13 Feb 2019

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 city
11 Feb 2019

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 industry
8 Nov 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 business
20 Sep 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 village
20 Aug 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 India
29 May 2018

Uni life can take students on colourful adventures, as this group discovered.