Health and wellbeing
UniSC promotes a safe and healthy community, connecting people to health support and information.
We operate under the World Health Organisation Health Promoting Universities framework and are guided by the Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health Promoting University and Colleges. We encourage better connectivity between health services and support both on and off campus. Linking people to community health information and services, gets them to the right support, at the right time, for improved health outcomes.
Supporting sexual health
UniSC students have free access to sexual health and reproductive service providers and resources in our campus regions. We educate students on how to protect themselves and their sexual partners from sexually transmissible infections, access to contraception and STI testing and treatment services.
We link to government and community health information services for our culturally diverse student group and distribute sexual and reproductive health information and resources at orientation activities each semester.
Mental health support
UniSC provides one-on-one and self guided support for mental health and related health issues. There's on campus counselling services and self-guided resources, linked with community service providers, are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the Student Portal.
We tackle society’s most topical issues, like youth mental health through research, using the latest in neuroscience to achieve new insights.
For diversity and equality
Clinics on campus
UniSC Clinics offer psychology, nutrition, counselling and a range of health services to the university and wider local community in our campus regions.
Free drinking water
UniSC provides free drinking water on all campuses through the water refill campus initiative. We commit to providing free access to drinking water for all staff, students and visitors.
Safety and security
UniSC campuses are smoke-free campuses. We offer support to students to quit smoking and address addiction in their lives.
Access to education
At UniSC there's opportunity everywhere, and we provide support to promote education and lifelong learning for all.
Retaining local talent
Our students don’t need to leave home to get a world-class education. UniSC’s five campuses spread across South East Queensland means more regional students have study, research and employment opportunities right on their doorstep. Our graduates are invaluable to their local communities, with seven out of ten UniSC graduates staying in the regions to contribute to their social and economic prosperity.
Better pathways to higher education
Support and educational programs like UniSC's Equip Workshops help students from all walks of life to take the first steps to study. Flexible study options allow students to more easily juggle their responsibilities with student life. Pathways and bridging programs give students the confidence and skills they need to get studying and succeed.
Equal access to education
UniSC has programs and support and help people overcome barriers to entry to education. We encourage lifelong learning, and the opportunity to learn for all, regardless of background or personal circumstance. UniSC's programs and support improves accessibility and eligibility and financial support and scholarships helps remove financial obstacles to participation.
UniSC strives to improve the lives of older people, families, and the communities in which they live.
Specialist research and study opportunities
Through research specialisations, community support and study programs integrated with industry and community, UniSC helps people to live well as they live longer.
Education and outreach
The Lunch Box Lectures presented by UniSC and industry partner Lutheran Services, allows leading academics and aged-care professionals to explore key issues for the elderly, including dementia, social isolation and end-of-life care.
Events are open to the region’s clinical care providers, allied health professionals and carers, as well those caring for elderly family members and friends.
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Brain ‘fingerprinting’ provides insights into mental health of young adolescents
Medical imaging of a person’s unique brain signature – much like a fingerprint – has the potential to predict mental health problems in young adolescents, according to a world-first study by University of the Sunshine Coast researchers.
Creative ambitions: Healthy ageing project could start a movement
A very simple creative project at the University of the Sunshine Coast has hit on a winning formula for improving the lives of older Australians.
UniSC takes action to support achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's)
- Goal 2: Zero hunger
- Goal 3: Good health and wellbeing
- Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
- Goal 13: Climate action
- Goal 14: Life below water
- Goal 15: Life on land
- Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals
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