The Office of Engagement leads and manages USC’s strategy as an engaged university that advances the social, economic, and environmental wellbeing of its regions and beyond.
This is achieved by connecting and collaborating with the university’s many stakeholders through three focus areas that enable USC to both serve and be informed through its outreach activities:
The Office of Engagement is committed to partnering with the community through continuing education opportunities across a broad range of topics. We offer short course options to advance your knowledge and skills or simply to provide a channel for your creativity. For more information contact the Office of Engagement.
Collaborations and Memberships
USC is committed to actively participating in and influencing social, environmental and economic development policies, and connecting with thought leaders across the globe in industry, government and education. The university engages with national and international organisations through institutional membership of networks and forums dedicated to research, public discussion and collaboration.
- Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
- Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA)
- Engagement Australia
- International Association of Universities (IAU)
- Regional Universities Network (RUN)
- Scholars at Risk (SAR)
- Talloires Network
- Universities Australia (UA)
- Queensland Futures Institute
For more information, contact the Office of Engagement.
Community engagement stories
USC student takes to the skies with Flying Doctors
USC Fraser Coast Nursing student Jeannie Fortune has ended her studies on a high with a clinical placement as a flight nurse with the Royal Flying Doctors Service.
Aspiring engineers yabba, dabba, doo prehistoric golf machine challenge
USC Mechanical Engineering students have been set an interesting stone-age challenge of creating the best ‘Flintstones-era’ putting machine.
Opera to Broadway on menu for lunchtime treats
Two lunchtime performances by USC’s first Director of Vocal Arts Suzanne Kompass are set to provide a taste of what is to come when the University introduces a major in Music at the start of next year.
USC academic named Engineers Australia Fellow
USC Engineering academic Associate Professor Terry Lucke has been named as a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia.
Caboolture boilermaker changes career to become engineer
Former Caboolture boilermaker Nathan Spann is working as a site engineer on a multi-million-dollar housing project at Bokarina after completing a degree at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
PhD’s special meaning for graduate with dyslexia
Minyama resident Jacqueline Caskey says her new USC Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is double proof that students with dyslexia can achieve extraordinary goals if they have determination and the support of their educational institution.
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