USC’s science student contests Sydney to Hobart
18 January - For USC student and yachtsman David Turton, science and the sea go hand in hand.
Isabella aims to rock the events industry
17 January - A USC student from Brisbane has set herself an ambitious career goal to deliver some of the biggest rock music festivals in Australia when she graduates.
Student offers grow at USC Gympie
16 January - Local interest in studying at USC Gympie continues to grow, with the number of people receiving offers to begin degrees at the campus rising by 33 percent within a year.
USC Fraser Coast doubles its offers to students
16 January - The number of first-time students at USC Fraser Coast is likely to more than double this year with 250 people receiving offers to begin study programs at the campus in Semester 1.
Record number of applicants receive offers
16 January - USC is continuing to expand rapidly, with a record number of people receiving offers to begin degrees at the University in Semester 1.
From the Gold Coast to Geelong: how cities are shaping visions of their futures
29 November 2016 - “Our Future”, a year-long consultation process about a long-term vision for the City of Geelong, has begun. City of Greater Geelong CEO Kelvin Spiller engaged the first UNESCO chair of futures studies, Sohail Inayatullah, to kick-start the project in September.
The secret life of echidnas reveals a world-class digger vital to our ecosystems
19 October 2016 - Echidnas may not seem the most active of animals. Waddling around, they spend much of their time dozing and hiding. But in research published today in the Journal of Experimental Biology, we show that echidnas dig huge amounts of soil...
Explainer: why blackface (and brownface) offend
26 September 2016 - Last week, Polynesian activists accused Disney of promoting “brownface” after it advertised a full body children’s costume depicting the tattooed Pacific demi-god Maui. Weeks earlier, a Perth mother who painted her son’s skin black so he could dress fo...
FactCheck: Is 30% of Northern Territory farmland and 22% of Tasmanian farmland foreign-owned?
21 September 2016 - There is no story of modesty here as the government is trying to frame it; 30% of the Northern Territory’s farmland is now foreign-owned, 22% of Tassie; that’s extraordinary. – Katter’s Australian Party federal MP Bob Katter, interview, September 10...
The Paralympics is changing the way people perceive disabilities
19 September 2016 - The prevailing view of disability in times past was a medical one, where the individual was seen as ill and their condition was a problem with the individual. Perceptions of disability were also based on fear of difference and ...
The Animal Ecology Experience
17 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 thi...
A little gratitude goes a long way
26 August 2016 - Practice gratitude in your every-day life to increase happiness.
Hitting the nail on the head
25 August 2016 - The journey to become an Engineer is long, difficult and often challenging. But it is one of the most worthwhile and satisfying things I've ever done.
Order in the court!
16 August 2016 - Wowee, 2016 has already been a massive year for me and it’s only half way done. I started my third year in a double degree of Laws/Commerce at USC in February and the ball started rolling from there.