Published on 21 February 2013
21 February 2013
The University of the Sunshine Coast will begin Semester 1 next week with a record number of students.
About 9,250 students have enrolled to study at USC this year, which is an increase of 700 students (8 per cent) over the number enrolled at this time last year.
Many of the University’s 3,800 new students enjoyed Orientation Week this week, despite the wet weather causing the cancellation of many outdoor activities.
Among the new students are more than 390 international students, with the largest numbers from countries such as Germany, the United States, Sweden, Canada, France and Norway.
The growth of the University is a key factor behind its introduction of paid parking, which will apply to all staff, students and visitors from Monday 25 February.
The ticketless system will operate from 8am to 6pm and will involve motorists entering their vehicle registration numbers into ticketing machines located near carparks.
The University is also providing free carparking off Claymore Road, which is about a 15-minute walk from the centre of campus.
— Terry Walsh