Get insight into student life at USC, straight from our students. Our student blogs have been written by current, past and future USC students, covering a broad range of topics. You'll find articles on internships, field work, university events, employment and also general student and study-related advice.
The Social Work Experience
28 Oct - Studying a Masters of Social Work means I spend a lot of time ‘in the field’ on placements, so I want to get as much value out of them as I can
Exam time is scram time!
21 Oct - With exams right around the corner it's important to relax and de-stress, here are some simple tips on how.
Designing an intern
4 Oct - You know the saying “everything happens for a reason,” well my internship experience was truly an example of that quote.
The Animal Ecology Experience
17 Sep - 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 this degree involved a lot of hands-on fieldwork which wasn’t quite what I had in mind — but it sure has been an amazing and worthwhile journey!
The Ultimate Relaxation Guide
16 Sep - When life gets in the way: particularly during times of increased workloads, assessment due dates, and study breaks, we sometimes forget to take care of our own health and happiness
Hitting the nail on the head
25 Aug - The journey to become an Engineer is long, difficult and often challenging
Order in the court!
16 Aug - Wowee, 2016 has already been a massive year for me and it’s only half way done
Join the club!
12 Aug - Want to get more involved in your USC experience? Join the club! Here we delve deeper into all the clubs, associations, teams, groups, programs and societies USC has to offer.
A food lover's guide to USC
19 Jul - There’s one thing that all uni students seem to be able to do successfully… eat! If it was a uni course, a lot of us would be getting HD’s
To switch or not to switch?
16 Jun - So, what exactly are your options when you aren’t sure about your degree? Generally, there are two choices: stay in your degree, or switch to another
10 things to do on the Sunny Coast during the uni break
1 Jun - Here are the top 10 cheap activities to enjoy over your break, and I say cheap because the majority of us are poor and eat two-minute noodles for dinner.
Exams. Chill? Or no chill?
18 May - There's only a few singular loaded words that can strike fear in a student's heart
The Uni Accommodation Experience
12 May - If you have never lived at Uni Central or Varsity, then you’re missing out on what you think it’s like living out of home for the first time
Transitioning Into Adulthood
3 May - I was just a timid 18-year-old, fresh out of high school trying to discover what career path I should take, list of subjects I should choose, and learning how to adjust to life as a uni student
The Facts and Myths of University Life
28 Apr - Exactly one year ago I waited in nervous anticipation for my first day on campus
Q&A with Arts Honours graduate, Jarna
8 Apr - We had the chance to catch up recently with Honours student Jarna Baudinette just before graduation
Learning and Loving Life
7 Apr - While the lecturers and tutors at USC made my study enjoyable, it was the uni community that stands out in my memory.
Stay Healthy Sunshine Coast!
16 Feb - Aside from leaving me flat broke and with an empty tank, unhealthy eating, funnily enough, makes you feel unhealthy
Settling into the Sunshine Coast
8 Feb - After graduating high school in 2013, I had a gap year working full time to prepare myself for all the expenses that come with relocating
Evelyn Lands 'Perfect' Water Quality Job!
13 Jan - My Bachelor of Environmental Science Degree and minor in Coastal and Marine Systems helped to prepare for getting the job with Seqwater
We're the Kids in America!
16 Dec - From traumatising fairytale characters to walking through Fenway Park, to throwing a snowball at my teacher, this overseas experience is one that has had it all
Advertising Students on Tour - Take us to Shanghai!
15 Dec - After a long couple of flights filled with movie-watching and excitement, we arrived in Shanghai with a little bit of a culture shock
Unchartered Land: Career World! By Yr 11 intern Jasmin Graves
3 Dec - I’m finishing Year 11 at Matthew Flinders Anglican College and work experience week was strategically placed 5 days before the Christmas holidays, how taunting
I've Finished!! Now What?
24 Nov - To all the students starting their own university experience, and to the ones still plotting away, my best advice for you is to enjoy the ride
Work, Social Life and Study: It's a Balancing Act!
17 Nov - Studying here at USC has given me this opportunity: to rise, and shine, take centre stage and put my Creative Writing ambitions into action
Nursing Student Jess Takes Flight
11 Nov - Having the opportunity to work alongside a team of health professionals I have much admiration for is an experience I will never forget