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Gympie Nursing graduates start their careers in health
29 Apr

“Challenging but worth it” is how former Gympie bookkeeper Felicity Rogers describes graduating with a Nursing Science degree from the University of the Sunshine Coast and embarking on a career as a health professional in her local community.

Accounting students chalk up early job offers
29 Apr

A year before graduating, two accounting students from the University of the Sunshine Coast are already counting their blessings.

USC first in Qld, earns top-5 global spot in impact ranking
28 Apr

The University of the Sunshine Coast has topped Queensland in the Times Higher Education Impact Ranking for 2022, and in one category secured a top-5 global position.

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Clinical trial of potential vaccine for cytomegalovirus
27 Apr

USC Clinical Trials will soon partner Moderna in a phase 3 trial of an investigational mRNA vaccine for cytomegalovirus (CMV) at its Morayfield, Sippy Downs and South Bank clinics.

Military veteran research participants David Neal and Jonathan Clark in 2017
Veterans offer 'untapped resource' for economy, research shows
21 Apr

New business research led by the University of the Sunshine Coast has investigated how military veterans transition to self-employment, recommending it as a career option for other veterans.

Javier Leon with volunteers for Coast4D project
Citizen scientists help USC take beach research into fourth dimension
19 Apr

Volunteers armed with GPS units attached to smartphones will be photographing two Sunshine Coast beaches tomorrow, Wednesday 20 April, as part of innovative USC research into changing coastal conditions.

University Medallist Jen Francis
Life’s a stage for psychologist graduating with creative degree
13 Apr

A Sunshine-coast based psychologist, who is one of the creative minds behind quirky Australian musical set to be performed in Las Vegas, has received USC’s highest academic honour – a University Medal.

New National PTSD Centre brings new hope to trauma survivors
13 Apr

A mental health counsellor, who was seven-years-old when she saw her mother electrocuted, says a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder research centre on the Sunshine Coast could help change the lives of millions across Australia.

Graduate Jessica Farinosi at Moreton Bay campus
Retail manager becomes nurse with USC degree
12 Apr

A former retail worker has overcome self-doubt to excel in her University of the Sunshine Coast studies, graduating at the Moreton Bay campus last week with a Nursing Science degree, an academic award – and a sought-after job at a private hospital at Kippa-Ring.

Top honour for graduate who ignored advice she shouldn’t go to uni
12 Apr

Told she wasn’t “university material” in high school, Belgium-born Liesbeth Borburgh never anticipated more than a decade later she would receive the highest academic honour for a graduating student from a university on the other side of the world.

Suicide prevention, mental health programs boosted by $3.9m fund
11 Apr

The University of the Sunshine Coast’s mental health and suicide prevention programs will continue to support the Sunshine Coast community thanks to a commitment of federal funding to USC’s Thompson Institute.

Graduating dad opts to sit with kids – to watch mum cross the stage instead
10 Apr

Only one of them will cross the stage at a University of the Sunshine Coast graduation ceremony this week but husband and wife graduating students Clayton and Lisa James wouldn’t have it any other way

The spider that looks like bird poo – and other amazing (and gross) tricks animals deploy to survive
7 Apr

A new book - titled Poo, Spew and other Gross Things Animals Do – is aimed at kids, but much of it will be news to adults, too.

USC Clinical Trials seeks healthy volunteers for malaria study in Brisbane
6 Apr

USC Clinical Trials will partner with Geneva-based Medicines for Malaria Venture and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane to test the activity of an antimalarial drug in humans who are infected with m

Expanded scholarships create opportunities for students
5 Apr

Up to 70 university students will receive financial assistance to study locally with the expansion of a scholarship partnership that aims to support transformative education opportunities in the Moreton Bay region.

Hairdresser graduates as registered nurse
4 Apr

A former hairdresser who studied Nursing Science to help people feel better on the inside as well as outside donned her academic gown on Saturday 2 April for the first ever USC Moreton Bay campus graduation ceremony.